Good news: I have a firm verbal offer on a great job, and the written offer is literally in the mail, expected to arrive by Thursday. My new supervisor wants me to start Aug. 10, otherwise I'll have to wait another 2 weeks for the next orientation.
Bad news: I have to attend our annual off-site retreat tomorrow through Friday. To comply with our HR policy, I have to give 30 days notice to maintain good standing--which means I'll have to give notice while I'm on the retreat. Also, my boss will be overseas the last 2.5 weeks before I leave. I'm his right-hand person and we've worked closely for 13 years, so he's probably going to be hit hard by this.
I'd prefer to give notice today to avoid an awkward situation, but I don't have the letter and they won't email it. So here are my questions:
1) Should I give notice while on the retreat, as soon as my husband retrieves the official letter for me?
2) If I do plan to give notice on the retreat, should I drive separately? (It's 4 hours away so we're instructed to caravan.)
3) Am I risking my good standing or timeline to give notice the Monday we return to the office? It will still be 4 full workweeks.
Thanks for your insight!