Me: Good Evening! What’s up?
Colleague: Hey! Staying late? How come? You are serving Notice period right?
I hate this attitude.
Some say serving notice is just like your ‘honeymoon period’. Is it because you are leaving the firm and no more accountable? Or why put efforts for something you know is soon going to end? Coming late – Going early becomes normal? Why?
Did you stop receiving your salary? Did you stop learning? Did you change as a person? No, right? Then why should I be slack in my work? Yes, I will be joining a new firm but I also want this to end positively. After all – I have put in my efforts for all these years. I still remember my last Organization’s farewell day – driving a walk-through meeting with client BA in the afternoon, and parting farewell in the evening. The Manager’s quote to the team? “I like this professionalism, we all have something to learn here.”!
On a funny note: Notice period is the only time you are noticed the most 🙂
Archana Majale | Test Team Lead at Accenture
Partially agree 🙂 It depends on the type of work and interests of the person. What if the person is leaving because of non recognition at work earlier? What if the new project assigned at time of notice period may not add value to the person or the new team? Sometimes peers or managers treat you like no one even if you’re getting release from the project.
Raman Hullur | Test Engineer, CGI
In my case, I worked on last day till 6 pm during my notice period and the point is here that happened twice 😉 Each day counts on your total experience when you are learning every day!
Vignesh Ravindranath | Manager, Certified Scrum Master, Capgemini
What s the purpose of service notice period? Doing the work or to share the knowledge with new person? I have seen times where the person resigned has got allocated to a new project. Is this fine?
Deepanshu Agarwal | Software Testing Engineer
As for the purpose of the Notice –
- Primary: To transition the knowledge & create a equally capable colleague.
- Secondary: Work | if that adds value to the project/organization.
It’s better to utilize an available employee than to search-shortlist-interview-wait-induct a new one ? Hope it makes sense!
Ashutosh Dabral | Sr.Software Developer at NIIT Technologies
I agree to disagree. Notice period is for knowledge transfer and nothing else. Its about how effectively you impart the knowledge to others. People working day in and out during their notice period possess a significant hazard to the complete work unit. Senior members should interrupt and rationalize this whole transition in such a manner that there shouldn’t be an impact on anything.
Sreeram Iyer | Regional Manager – Operations
The colleague’s question is not in good taste and on that, I agree with you. However, the other question here is, what is the manager of the resigned employee doing differently? Is he still relying on the employee to deliver performance similar to before he resigned? That’s not a great idea. People who deliver great results are doing it because they are motivated / see the bigger picture and such intangible reason, most of which is going south during notice period.