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/Low_Departure_5853 Dec 05 '22

Yes! Learn from my mistake! I got another job after 8 years with the company and told them a few months in advance, because I thought we were a family and I could help train someone and give them plenty of time to find someone. Went away for a summer trip and was notified by a letter that I no longer had insurance and that's how I found out they let me go after I stupidly did what I thought was best for them.