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Hi !
Let us suppose that a company keeps me on a probatory period of three months. If I am up to the mark they would make me permanent after probation, otherwise not. I have three questions...
1- During the probatory period, if they don't like me, can they ask me to leave on one day's notice ?
2- During the probatory period, if I don't like the company or I feel that I won't be able to adjust there, can I leave at a day's notice ?
3- After completing probation, suppose I get a job offer. But if I don't want to join for any reason, then can I leave straight away at a day's notice ? I don't think I will be morally or legally bound to join them.
Suppose that I have had no discussion/agreement with the company on this issue. What is legal/morally correct/normal practise.
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It most likely depends on the country, so you should include that information.
--Mark
 
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After completing probation, suppose I get a job offer. But if I don't want to join for any reason, then can I leave straight away at a day's notice ? What the heck are you asking us for? Damn man, if you get a good job offer AND you don't like where you are, leave. Corporations do not give one damn about you. Are you trying to become canonized?
 
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
It most likely depends on the country, so you should include that information.

--Mark


I am in Islamabad, Pakistan. I don't think we have proper laws here for this thing. Even if there are laws, no one goes to court. That is why I was asking what will be "morally correct".
[ March 28, 2004: Message edited by: Danesh Saeed ]
[ March 28, 2004: Message edited by: Danesh Saeed ]
 
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Originally posted by John Dunn:
[b] Corporations do not give one damn about you. Are you trying to become canonized?


I am not trying to become canonized. Its a small world and there is a possibility I might bump in to them again. Or I might bump in to that hiring manager in some other company.
I have already had this experience in the past. So I think it is always good to be honest and straight forward.
Actually my problem is a little complex. So I just wrote a simple scenario instead of a long story. I am currently working for a company. I have a job offer from another company. And a third company is already evaluating me, results are expected within afew days. My current job is technically satisfying and I am getting good learning opportunity. But it is not financially rewarding... its a long story, I will stop here.
Danesh
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(I really meant that smiley face.) I guess one has to navigate through being the 'expected' professional and being realistic. Some companies are run quite haphazardly and the threat of being discovered will never occur, and some are run quite efficiently and its good to leave on good terms. Some bosses won't give a damn, while others will never forget it. If you get out of a really shi**y place, other will respect you. Come what may...
 
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That's what a probation period is for...
Yes, they can cancel the contract per immediate and so can you.
Normally the contract becomes formal automatically at the end of the period unless specifically cancelled, but there could be a bugout clause about that so check...
I don't know about Pakistan, but here there are strict laws governing these periods.
By law they cannot be longer than 2 months (or 1 month if the contract will last less than a year), and there's no need to formalise the contract after the period (that's automatic).
 
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