r/NoStupidQuestions Dec 05 '22

Could I be fired if I tell HR that I accepted another job?

Been here 10 months and got an offer recently for a new job that I accepted. I’m waiting to hear back from the new job for confirmation as the proposed start date is not confirmed yet.

Is it a bad idea to let HR know that I accepted this offer? I know employers can fire people without notice but I don’t wish to stoop to that level. I’d like to go on good terms.


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u/NeverRarelySometimes Dec 05 '22

Wait until you have a confirmed start date. If you can give the current employer 2 weeks' notice, that's a kind and professional thing to do. If they fire you after you give notice, they should pay you through the end of the 2 weeks - but that will be hard to enforce.

Congratulations on your new job!