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Another Notice Period Timing Question

Hi, EF'ers.

I am still in my trial period. I have decided the job is not for me. The contract says seven (7) days notice during the TP. If I give notice on Monday, and the seventh day falls on a company paid holiday (e.g., Monday, 21 Sept), can I consider that to be my last day?

I think the answer is yes, for the same reason as weekends being included, but perhaps the company does not have to pay me for that day. Either way, I don't really care about the pay, I just want to know I can fly out the Saturday before and not come back.

Other than de-registering, I don't have any lease obligations or contracts to undo.

Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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Old 07.09.2015, 23:39
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Hi, EF'ers.

I am still in my trial period. I have decided the job is not for me. The contract says seven (7) days notice during the TP. If I give notice on Monday, and the seventh day falls on a company paid holiday (e.g., Monday, 21 Sept), can I consider that to be my last day?

I think the answer is yes, for the same reason as weekends being included, but perhaps the company does not have to pay me for that day. Either way, I don't really care about the pay, I just want to know I can fly out the Saturday before and not come back.

Other than de-registering, I don't have any lease obligations or contracts to undo.

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

Go ask them and see what they say, they may be happy to let you leave earlier, as you don't like it no point whatsoever in prolonging the period
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Re: Another Notice Period Timing Question

Given how long it took to hire a replacement for my predecessor, there is nothing about my announcement which will make anyone happy in the office. In my resignation letter, I plan to state my last day in the office, and when I consider the seven day period to toll. It will fall on a canton Vaud holiday but I can't see distinguishing between such a day and a weekend.
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Re: Another Notice Period Timing Question

your issues may be greater than notice on the job. Apartment being the main one.....

In the end, if you resign, they will likely allow you to go immediately and pay the short notice.
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your issues may be greater than notice on the job. Apartment being the main one.....

In the end, if you resign, they will likely allow you to go immediately and pay the short notice.
Company apartment so no worries there. Returning my sign on bonus is the most painful, given that being taxed at source meant half was withheld as taxes.
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I just want to know I can fly out the Saturday before and not come back.
if you want to be sure, why wait until Monday. Resign Friday, then it's 100% clear you don't need to come back after the holiday.
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Re: Another Notice Period Timing Question

No need to give exactly seven days notice. For instance you could send the notice today effective sept 20, that's 11 days.
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Re: Another Notice Period Timing Question

Yes, I understand - however, I intend to hand the notice to my Supervisor and get a signed acknowledgement. I will not see my supervisor until Monday. Without a doubt, more notice is generally better for everyone concerned and I think it is right to give notice once a decision has been made.

I suppose I just thought the question was a straightforward one, and I was more or less seeking a "sanity check". Not having found one, I am going to go ahead with my plan to give notice on Monday. The answer matters to me more than to the "average" person because I booked a "visit" home flight back to the USA months ago. Now I would like to convert it into a "return" trip where I don't come back to CH.


I am certainly not surprised that no one has ever thought about my particular question.
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The contract says seven (7) days notice during the TP. If I give notice on Monday, and the seventh day falls on a company paid holiday (e.g., Monday, 21 Sept), can I consider that to be my last day?
If it says seven days (not seven working days) then holidays wouldn't make any difference.

It's unfortunate for them that it's a paid holiday - but no different to it being the other way around with employees losing public holidays on the weekend.

So your last employed day is Monday, your last working day is Friday.

To avoid annoyance, make it clear to your supervisor that you resigned on the Monday simply because you wanted to do it face-to-face, not to get the extra day paid free
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