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In today's world giving 2 weeks notice is a standard anymore. Obviously if you don't want to burn bridges you want to be careful but people do all kinds of stuff. I've never given more than 2 weeks noticed and have left anything from 0 to 2 weeks.

I once worked for a place that essentially just placed you into positions at other sites and spoke with 2 ladies that worked there and I kind of reported to and asked them about giving notice. They essentially told me (this was late 2001) burn your leave and just quit. I guess they didn't trust the new management so that is what I did.

In other cases I resigned after finishing projects and left after a day. In another case the manager said he'd cover my health insurance for a month if I wanted to leave at the end of the week which was fine to me. I always like to take off weeks between jobs.

Too many people think they owe something to a company but you don't. And when cuts come, companies can be ruthless. I've never been laid off or unemployed (except by choice) but people give too much to companies in many cases.

With retirement sometimes you have to give more notice depending on the paperwork involved. At least with the government they often would like 3+ months notice.

I'm trying to hang in there until the end of the year.
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