Why you should not intentionally ask for a shorter notice period

When you're looking for a new job, you might be tempted to ask for a shorter notice period from your current employer. Here's why you shouldn't do that.

Here are 3 reasons why you should not approach your current employer for a reduced notice period:

  1. Asking for a shorter notice period may give your employer the impression that you were never committed to your job, and it was easy for another company to buy out your loyalty. This makes you seem untrustworthy.
  2. Your employer may be less likely to give you a positive reference if you leave on short notice.
  3. If you need to take time off before your start date at your new job, your old employer may not be legally required to grant vacation days or paid time off. HR may withhold you because they are legally entitled to do so.

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