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Notice Period

Hi there,

I did a search so if i missed it then oops.

A quick question. A friend of mine was fired earlier this year. He was taken into the office on the evening of the last day of the month and told thats it. He had a two month notice period.

Am i right in the following:

a) They fired him on the last day of the month because if they had fired him the next day, the company would have had to pay him three months salary instead of two months.

b) If you are in the type of job that upon resigning or being fired you are not expected to actually be present for your notice period, eg gardening leave, then it is advantageous to resign on the first of the next month because you can walk and receive that extra month of salary.

c) If you need to start another job as soon as possible, you should resign or fire yourself at the end of that month rather than waiting to the beginning of the next one therefore your notice period will be over more quickly.
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Hi there,

I did a search so if i missed it then oops.

A quick question. A friend of mine was fired earlier this year. He was taken into the office on the evening of the last day of the month and told thats it. He had a two month notice period.

Am i right in the following:

a) They fired him on the last day of the month because if they had fired him the next day, the company would have had to pay him three months salary instead of two months.

b) If you are in the type of job that upon resigning or being fired you are not expected to actually be present for your notice period, eg gardening leave, then it is advantageous to resign on the first of the next month because you can walk and receive that extra month of salary.

c) If you need to start another job as soon as possible, you should resign or fire yourself at the end of that month rather than waiting to the beginning of the next one therefore your notice period will be over more quickly.
Yes,yes & yes, notice is always from the end of the month!
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