Okay, so I am looking to quit my job in January. January 5, to be exact, which is my 5-year anniversary and the date I am fully vested in my 401(k). I really don’t want to work much, if at all, past that date. The awkward thing about it is that that date is right after my designated vacation time, from 12/18 - 1/3 (I get 4 weeks’ vacation a year, but I must take it when they tell me).
Now obviously, I could come in in the middle of my vacation, and tell them that I’ll only be working 2 days after my I get back. But that’s a dick move. Ideally, I think they’d like enough time for me to train my replacement before Christmas break, likely for as much as 6 weeks. If that’s the case, then I probably need to give notice in the next week or two – give them a few weeks to find my replacement, and then 6 weeks’ training. But add that all up, and I’m giving 3 months notice … that seems wacky.
They’ve been a good employer, and I’ve been a good employee for 5 years. But I can see one of the beancounters above my boss balking at the idea of letting me take 2 weeks paid vaca, then come back, work 2 days to get that extra $ in the retirement account, then quit.
I want to do right by them, but I also want to make sure I get the leave and benefits I’ve earned.
Okay, there’s the situation. Any thoughts or advice welcome.