do i have to give notice if i have only been at a job for 3-4 weeks?

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Found 25th Jun 2008
just handed my notice into homecare this morning and i have since recieved a text asking if i can work my notice (i was due in on saturday)

do i have to work the notice if i have only been there 3-4 weeks?

i dont mind doing some shifts for them next week but they have given me 3 weekends in a row now and im getting sick of it thats the only time we have together as a family
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I think you have to give notice regardless of the time worked. Thats not very nice that they are making you work all weekends
its a week notice u need to give
Technically i don't think so as you are still likely to be in your probationary period!
depends if you signed a contract saying to give notice then out of courtesy you should work the notice although i'm sure they can't force you to work your notice - i may be wrong on that but i'm sure i've read it somewhere before.

also, if it's only 3 more weekends can't you just accept it and think after those 3 weekends we have all weekends to spend with each other then?
Supermod
It depends what your contract states which you should have entered into. If you dont have one then it should usually just be a week or so dependant on your hours.
Just be really horrible to customers and slack off as much as possible, they wont even want you there then
You sound a bit rough to me - call in sick
:)Phone their head office and ask for admin ... Seeing as though your time with them has been so short I think you only have to work 1 weeks notice if any .................. GOOD LUCK X
Do you not have the squits coming on????
At the end of the day just say you dont mind coming in to work, but you are going to sit on your backside and do nothing,and anything you will do will be at your own pace. They might realise that you would be betteroff going early and also explain to them that they would therefore save money as they wouldnt have to pay you.

Secondly i think you might be entitled to some small amount of holiday if youve worked there four weeks, might be wrong but worth checking out
When i had a weekend job and others i thought if it was a trial period, you dont have to give any notice, then its a week for every year you work, until like 4 weeks.
Yes and no, my ex employer twisted my letter of notice to read that I refused to do it therefore they chucked me on the street as they provided accomodation and didnt want me there, and that caused a huge amount of problems at the jobcentre as they had a letter saying I wanted to leave and used it against me twisting the words to their advantage. I ended up having no benefits for 6 months so had to live off pennies I found down chair or friends loaning me 20p for about 5 weeks till I got another job.

So be careful.
It will be stated in your contract to how much notice you have to serve but if you can get your employer to ask you to leave they have to pay you out for the notice period regardless of the amount you have covered.
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umanga;2387442

depends if you signed a contract saying to give notice then out of … depends if you signed a contract saying to give notice then out of courtesy you should work the notice although i'm sure they can't force you to work your notice - i may be wrong on that but i'm sure i've read it somewhere before.also, if it's only 3 more weekends can't you just accept it and think after those 3 weekends we have all weekends to spend with each other then?



i am supposed to do 2 evenings a week but for the last 3 weeks they have given me a fri & sun night

this week i had tues night and sat night

the thing is i have told my old job i would come back on saturday (which is a lot more money)

im not happy with the agency at all really
last night i was told to put eczema cream on a bed sore ffs, they said it was just a "sore"so advised family to get the district nurse out

i have left the nurse a nice little note about being told to apply wrong cream which i refused to do :whistling:
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Lulu'sMammy;2387507

Do you not have the squits coming on????



i could do with the squits actually,nothing like a good case of gasto to shed a few pounds :whistling:
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i dont remember signing any contract

isnt there normally a 3 month trial period?
most places you have 2 give a week:thumbsup:
call in sick...what they going to do about it!
Original Poster
what can they do if i just say no im not working notice?
masterbrown;2387458

Just be really horrible to customers and slack off as much as possible, … Just be really horrible to customers and slack off as much as possible, they wont even want you there then



judging by my own experience of Homebase, nearly all their staff must be working their notice!
edjaned;2388239

what can they do if i just say no im not working notice?


the worst they can do is put it in any reference, but they cant say bad things only factual ( or thats the way it should work anyway)
Original Poster
so they cant refuse to pay me or anything?

not bothered about the reff as i have glowing ones for the past 7 years from my long term job
edjaned;2388816

so they cant refuse to pay me or anything?not bothered about the reff as … so they cant refuse to pay me or anything?not bothered about the reff as i have glowing ones for the past 7 years from my long term job



I'm not 100% sure to be honest but i think them withholding payment for hours already worked would be against the law
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