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Appropriate time to give notice?

How much time have you honestly given employers in the past.


Especially in sales, it's typically like hey if you don't have anything warm right now, finish out the week.


I've had XDR's give me a day or two, typically AE's a week to two weeks.


What are your thoughts?

How much notice do you give
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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I've always thought the standard was two weeks
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Yep - that's what I've felt too, but I think in sales we might have shifting timelines.
Hotsaw
Politicker
+4
VP Sales
Give 2-weeks and be prepared to be walked out. If you're not, do what I did: tell you boss it's probably best to not have me be around since I won't be working very hard. Haha

Oh- and make sure you don't have a lot of comp owed, they'll try and screw you.
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Yeah documenting comp owed is important.
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
Timing the exit is important for this very reason. I'd typically suggest timing it after a commission paycheck.

Most often than not with our SDR positions, if someone gives us their two weeks, we will tell them that if they just want to be done then they can have their last day be that day. If they want to continue for another week or two we will let them but most are thrilled with ending earlier than they were thinking.

For our AEs, we more or less do the same but will typically ask for a few days to help transition accounts in progress and to provide a brief overview of the accounts being passed to the other AEs.

Long answer to really just say I agree with @Hotsawย . Give two weeks but be prepared to not work another day there.
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
The norm in the UK is a month, unless still in probation.

I've had some be 3 months as it was a management position, but I've always been 'released' early
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
That blows my mind.ย  How does that logistically work if you are trying to get hired somewhere and move without any job interruption?
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Itโ€™s almost expected if itโ€™s a senior management position and future employers will just have to wait.ย 

it could lead to issues if any employer needs someone faster, but it is what it is.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Give the 2 weeks but expect to be walked out after giving notice, especially if going to a competitorย 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
As much notice as possible. You might get a couple weeks paid time off. I think 6-4 weeks is ideal, let's you hand off what you need without the IDGAF creep. 2 weeks would be for a short notice start, or you've had enough.ย 

But 2 weeks, is fair.ย 
taylor
Opinionated
+2
Enterprise Sales Executive
Two weeks for good karma, but most companies in tech will walk you out that day.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
2 weeks is the general rule. Normally you're let go when you give the notice anyway.ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Yeah, maybe a day to transfer over your accounts/leads and then another day to collect your things haha
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I think 2 weeks is standard..but also depends on shitty the company is! lol tbh
stanrym
Valued Contributor
+5
CEO
it's crazy to me that folks can just lose a gig in a day! has this happen to anyone?
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
I've had 2 BDRs in the last year get a full-cycle AE job elsewhere and leave within 48 hours.
SiliconBBQ
Politicker
+2
Account Executive
that's the shit SDR dreams are made of...
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Two weeks, unless you're in a management position. Then I think 3-4 weeks is respectful since they're going to need more time to find someone suitable to take over your duties. This is if your company has treated you well, of course. If not, two weeks then bye. โœŒ๏ธ
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Yeah, I'd venture to say if the treatment has been subpar then rock the 2 weeks in management.
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Depending on the complexity of your product/sales cycle, the respectful 2 weeks is a must.ย 

My last gig was in biotech and it was a very fragile implementation process so I'd given 3 weeks to properly hand over accounts.ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
That makes sense
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steakalldayerryday
Opinionated
+4
AE
Why is giving notice necessary when employers do layoffs with no notice?
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
It does seem unfair, doesn't it? But unfortunately if you don't give notice you'll lose the reference and depending on how small your industry is, have a black mark on your reputation.
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Sounds like the age old argument.ย  What is and isn't fair.

Kinda BS though when you do think about it.ย  People get laid off at a moment's notice, but we are forced to give them notice.
Brbman01
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
I always give 2 weeks, but I've never worked out the entirety of it. Typically 1-2 days of getting deals in flight into other reps hands and you're out. I've always been paid out the remainder of my 2 weeks as well assuming you're leaving on good terms.ย 
ju
justatopproducer
Opinionated
+1
National Consultant
Two weeks, follow that up with it is a professional courtesy. You can take that time to get another up to speed somewhat on your accounts, what you have working in the pipeline, etc.ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Especially when they ask you to stay on team building project meetings once you give notice...like did you not hear me clearly - I'm not dedicated to the company vision anymore!
SalesMofo
Good Citizen
Business Development Executive
Depends on where you work to their pay obligations.ย  I once insinuated I was leaving for a competitor (they weren't but were in the same category of software) so that I would get walked out that day and paid the month severance they owed.ย  Told the new company I couldn't start until the next month, and took the month to go surfing.ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Yeah I'm going to take at least a week between jobs next time around.
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
I personally don't think you owe anyone anything. Companies are so willing to cut people at will, why should you give anything to them unless they've treated you like absolute gold?
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Agreed
exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
i mean 2 weeks but you're leaving... who cares.ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Exactly
PineappleYa
Contributor
+2
AE
Iโ€™m curious why we all give 2 weeks knowing the employer would never give us 2 weeks & knowing 8/10 times when we give 2 weeks they will tell us to expect 1-2 days maaaaybe a week more. Why do the masses follow along w this?ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Professional conditioning
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
Do the right thing, amazing how the wheel will turn and in 5 - 10 years you will come across the same manager(s) again.
sales101
WR Officer
+4
Senior Account Executive
Standard in Australia is 4 weeks after being there at least 12 months, but most companies (especially being in sales) let you leave earlier
Th
Theloanemperor
Opinionated
+1
Loan Officer
anytime you want thats how i feel about it
TheNegotiator
Catalyst
+4
Sr. Director, Global Sales
The higher you get in an organization, higher the stakes.ย  Contractually I was obligated to 4 weeks, and my VP requested I stay the full 4 weeks.ย  Longer if I would've allowed it.

Always review your offer letter first, and negotiate for every contingency with the future employer before giving notice
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