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Resigning before signing a contract

  • 14-10-2022 1:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1


    My new employer asked me to hand in notice at my current job before signing a contract. He wants me to start in two weeks time which is also the duration of the notice period I have to give at my current workplace. Although it's a big company it doesn't sound reasonable to me. What guarantee do I have that the job is mine? I only have his text messages. What would you advise me to do?


  • Registered Users Posts: 404 ✭✭Kurooi

    Absolutely do not do that. Totally unreasonable, stand your ground.

    I want to see a contract and have all the information, then I can simultanously same day sign that and give notice. You can reassure that you don't intend to sit on the offer, but they need to make a formal (contract) offer for you to take it.

    Next time, say your notice is 1 month (as is standard) give yourself a little wiggle room.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,748 ✭✭✭daheff

    wait for the contract to be in hand and reviewed. otherwise you may find some BS has been pulled and you are out of 2 jobs and looking again.

    never resign before reviewing a new contract.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,248 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    Hold your ground.

    What you do to depart your current job is absolutely none of his business.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,263 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Sit tight, and look for a different new job with a less dodgy company.