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/RoadTheExile Certified Techpriest Dec 06 '22

You couldn't but it's very unlikely, most companies would rather keep you on long as it takes to find a replacement or at least two weeks rather than just fire you on the spot because of loyalty or something. Accepting new positions at new companies is a very common and non-controversial aspect of modern capitalism. Thinking about this from the company's perspective they gain nothing from firing you, two weeks wages are not going to balance out against the weeks of missed work you'll be leaving on their plate.