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Old 07-29-2004, 03:27 PM
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I'm with the majority opinion here. I don't even tell when I've looked for internal transfers.

Don't expect a reference from your current boss. Many companies have a policy against any employee giving a reference for another one, because of liability issues. Plus, would you really, really trust your boss to give an honest reference?

As for assistance in finding a replacement, how do you know how long that will take vs. how long you will take in finding a job? What happens if they find someone quickly, let you train him or her, and then decide they don't need you anymore before you find something else? And what if you don't find something good? Guess who won't get a nice raise next review time?

It's just wrong in so many ways.