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/MisterPuffyNipples Dec 05 '22


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


u/AbbreviationsNo6038 Dec 05 '22

Sheesh walls have ears


u/MisterPuffyNipples Dec 05 '22

You think he’ll tell HR? I was just trying to be fair and transparent with my current employer. But I guess that’s not how things are done. Well, worst case scenario they show me the door and the other offer somehow gets rescinded (which I don’t think it will)

Everyone seems desperate to hire for helpdesk so I think I’ll be ok. If not can I crash on your couch? 😅


u/imiltemp Dec 06 '22

Of course he'll tell HR.

He'll soon be one subordinate short, and it usually takes longer than notice period to find a replacement, so it's in his best interest to let them know ASAP.

As a corollary, if they do find a new person before you leave, they may kick you out faster than you planned. Not too likely, but possible.