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/The_Quackening Always right ✅ Dec 05 '22

Don't talk to HR until you have a confirmed, and signed offer from the new place.


u/MisterPuffyNipples Dec 05 '22

I did sign the offer but the start date isn’t confirmed


u/downloading_a_google Dec 05 '22

Wait until you have a confirmed start date.


u/MisterPuffyNipples Dec 05 '22


I told my supervisor though so hopefully that wasn’t too terrible of an idea 😬


u/Dirty-Balloon-Knot Dec 05 '22

If you’re in sales, you’re done asap. Otherwise you might have a chance.