Im off on my round the world travels in 5 weeks or so and have to hand my notice in now. I am on a fixed term contract until the end of april but will be leaving 2 months before that.
Any ideas as to what to say?
Dont want to come up with some elaborate, complex reason why I am leaving that I wont be able to stick to.
Anyu advice what I should say?
Firstly, are there any financial penalties for breaking your contract?
If not, just tell them the truth!
Yes my opion also. Just tell them the truth (you don't want them to find out anther way).
I agree with everyone else - Just tell them that you're leaving to go travelling.
It's really the perfect reason to hand in your notice. Nobody is going to begrudge you going on a trip of a lifetime, and it's not as if you're leaving to go to another job, or rival company.
exactly if you tell the truth you can get all excited and talk about it all the time
Everytime I have quit a job (and there have been a lot of jobs I have quit), my resignation letter looked something like this.
This letter serves as two-weeks notice that I will be resigning my position at COMPANY NAME. My last day will be DATE.
What more do they need to know?
Of course, I was never on contract, and as James said, if there are plenalties with ending the contract early, then you might want to see a lawyer to get yourself out of it with the minimal amount of damage to you.
Truth is fine, especially as your only contracted not permanent anyway. If there's no penalties for leaving early (and especially if your boss has a sense of humour and work load isn't huge at that time), you could always just go and then send them a postcard from your first stop.
Harder to do it when it's a permanent job and you may have more to loose (if that makes sense)
Tell them you've had an unexpected windfall, and have decided to take advantage of this opportunity to see the world
I'VE DONE IT!
I handed in my notice today- took your advice and told the truth.
My boss was absolutely fine with it. Travelling seems real now!
Can't wait. Cheers for posting your advice