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1. Posted by Marty 6 (Full Member 45 posts) 12y

Hi all,

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?


2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y

Firstly, are there any financial penalties for breaking your contract?

If not, just tell them the truth!

3. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 12y

Yes my opion also. Just tell them the truth (you don't want them to find out anther way).


4. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 12y

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.

5. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 12y

Yip, truth.

....and boast about it;).

6. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y

exactly if you tell the truth you can get all excited and talk about it all the time

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Everytime I have quit a job (and there have been a lot of jobs I have quit), my resignation letter looked something like this.

"Dear Sir,

This letter serves as two-weeks notice that I will be resigning my position at COMPANY NAME. My last day will be DATE.

Thank you,

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.

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

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)

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y

Tell them you've had an unexpected windfall, and have decided to take advantage of this opportunity to see the world

10. Posted by Marty 6 (Full Member 45 posts) 12y


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