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    Need to hand in my notice today. Will come as a shock to them, have been here a year, 2 x 6 months. New contract want me to start on Monday. Hoping they will waive the 1 weeks notice. Sitting here trying to pluck up the courage to tell them. Anyone else been in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCodLife View Post
    Need to hand in my notice today. Will come as a shock to them, have been here a year, 2 x 6 months. New contract want me to start on Monday. Hoping they will waive the 1 weeks notice. Sitting here trying to pluck up the courage to tell them. Anyone else been in this situation.
    Are you at the end of the second 6 month stint? If so, no need to give notice. Or do your timelines not add up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8gaz View Post
    Are you at the end of the second 6 month stint? If so, no need to give notice. Or do your timelines not add up?
    Am two weeks into the 3rd stint . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCodLife View Post
    Am two weeks into the 3rd stint . . .
    opps...Tell them ASAP

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    Sounds like you have backed yourself into a corner there with the Monday start, I gave my 2 weeks notice in last week, dont sweat it longer you leave it into the day the more you will worry about it I came in on the Friday, sent the email right off. Let it develop around you.

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    So 2 weeks into your third 6 month stint you decide to foxtrot oscar with no notice, reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCodLife View Post
    Need to hand in my notice today. Will come as a shock to them, have been here a year, 2 x 6 months. New contract want me to start on Monday. Hoping they will waive the 1 weeks notice. Sitting here trying to pluck up the courage to tell them. Anyone else been in this situation.
    Why are you going to the new client? What are they offering you that the existing one isn't?

    Why on earth do you think they will waive 1 weeks notice?? I mean.. a bloody week. You can't expect to just stand up and **** off from a client after a year. That's just stupid.

    What are you going to do if your client say that's fine. Hand your kit in etc a week on Friday? You going to breach contract?
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    Ahhh I see we've done all this..

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/busin...contracts.html

    This is just a question about not having big enough cojones to get on with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCodLife View Post
    Need to hand in my notice today. Will come as a shock to them, have been here a year, 2 x 6 months. New contract want me to start on Monday. Hoping they will waive the 1 weeks notice. Sitting here trying to pluck up the courage to tell them. Anyone else been in this situation.
    You've made your decision. Time to behave like a grown-up and live with the consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCodLife View Post
    Am two weeks into the 3rd stint . . .

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