So, I've just accepted a position of project leader which will be for 2 mornings per week and on a 9month contract. The job is perfect because it fits around my open uni studies and will be excellent experience for the CV.
The dilemma however is that I have been offered a MSC in Bristol starting in September - 2 months before the contract ends. I really want to do the masters and deferring isn't an option - one of the reasons I chose Bristol is my girlfriend is studying there and will be going into her third year and were so excited that we're gonna be living in Bristol next year.
I know I can obviously leave the job early giving notice but I'm worried this will annoy the employer and I won't get references and showcase this brilliant project leader experience on my CV.
Can I offer to make up the time and complete the project early (is a research project which will involve writing a report ) or is there no way I can do this without burning bridges. I'd tell them in June about the masters to give them at least 3 months notice and if offer to make up the hours but I'm worried I'll do the job get all the great experience but won't be able to ever mention it in future job interviews in case they ask for a reference . Any thoughts?
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- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2017 20:29
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- Clearing and Applications Advisor
- 20-01-2017 10:18
Employers are well prepared and aware of these sorts of situations and please also bear in mind that as much as we like to think so none of us is irreplaceable! Depending on your relationship with your employer you can talk to them about the situation and offer to finish the work early. I'm sure they'd appreciate that. If that's not possible then enough notice is good enough for them to make the necessary arrangements so they're not left in the lurch.
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- 20-01-2017 18:05