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Posted 9:22am on Sun 3 November 2013
Freekill
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?
Posted 9:31am on Sun 3 November 2013
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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Yes you have to work during those four weeks. At least in my experience of having done that.
Is there any way you could ask your boss to cut back on your hours, rather than just outright quitting? Just explain your situation with school. Someone would be more than happy to pick up the extra work I'm sure.
Posted 9:38am on Sun 3 November 2013
Freekill
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Yes you have to work during those four weeks. At least in my experience of having done that.
Is there any way you could ask your boss to cut back on your hours, rather than just outright quitting? Just explain your situation with school. Someone would be more than happy to pick up the extra work I'm sure.

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Yeh I believe I do have to work at least 1 month before being able to leave. I was thinking that but yesturday I learned that another employee is being moved to part time hours and that I was his replacement for full time so I am now thinking maybe this will cause problems for me if I ask for part time hours
Posted 10:03am on Sun 3 November 2013
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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Explain your situation to your boss, if they're a good boss and are able to they'll make your hours more convenient for you. If they can't then how you proceed is up to you, and if necessary ask for a reduced notice period due to your personal circumstances. They can't force you to work your notice period, but you probably won't get a decent future reference from them if you don't.
Posted 11:49am on Sun 3 November 2013
Freekill
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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Well the job was only meant to be for a short time while I do my course however I am not really enjoying the job to be honest so I was thinking I might take my leave. I don't really need money atm anyways I just wanted something to pass the time besides my coursework
Posted 5:29pm on Sun 3 November 2013
Freekill
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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I have decided I will had in my leaving notice tomorrow as I don't see the point of continuing a job I do not enjoy doing. I also feel this would be a good step so I can dedicate more time to my coursework so in the future I can find a job more suited to my skills. Does anyone have experience with leaving a job? is there a certain way to do a leaving notice letter?
Posted 11:32am on Mon 4 November 2013
timidmeow
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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Dear Freekill's Boss,
Due to school conflicts I need to leave this job. This is my X weeks' notice.
Thanks,
Freekill

Sorry, it's been ages since I've had to actually do this. Last two bosses (I was working two jobs before I came here) I just said "hey, I'm leaving the country next month to do school." and that was fine for an explanation.
Posted 12:41pm on Mon 4 November 2013
FantasyMeister
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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Dear Sir/Madam,

It is with sadness that I am handing you my four weeks' notice to quit. I am very grateful for the experience I have gained whilst working here, but unfortunately my true calling as a superhero has beckoned and I have to go and save the world.

Obviously if you could see your way to shortening my notice to, say, 2 weeks instead of 4, it would make 7 billion people very happy.

Yours Faithfully,

Freekill.
*Insert pose here*

P.S. Please can I keep the gloves? They go great with my outfit.
Posted 1:08pm on Mon 4 November 2013
Endless
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I have decided I will had in my leaving notice tomorrow as I don't see the point of continuing a job I do not enjoy doing. I also feel this would be a good step so I can dedicate more time to my coursework so in the future I can find a job more suited to my skills. Does anyone have experience with leaving a job? is there a certain way to do a leaving notice letter?

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if you've only been there 2-3 weeks you probably dont need to give notice. They or you can normally terminate any contract within the first month.
Posted 2:13pm on Mon 4 November 2013
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Hi, I recently got a new job however the hours are long and they are starting to interfere with my coursework. I have only been in the job for about 2/3 weeks now, not sure what I should do. If I want to quit I have to give 4 weeks notice but how does this system work? do I have to work during those 4 weeks?

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Dear Employer,

I quit.

Cheers

Freekill
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