Can I quit a summer temp job?

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I’m one week into a summer temporary job which I’m not really enjoying, but I’m meant to be there for 2 months. I’ve been offered a different job somewhere else which I prefer, so am I allowed to quit my summer job or do I have to just complete the 2 months? The contract doesn’t say anything about leaving so I don’t know what to do, like I don’t know if I have to stay there for the full period since I’ve signed their work contract. This is my first job so I’m not really sure how this works
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(Original post by elizabethxo)
I’m one week into a summer temporary job which I’m not really enjoying, but I’m meant to be there for 2 months. I’ve been offered a different job somewhere else which I prefer, so am I allowed to quit my summer job or do I have to just complete the 2 months? The contract doesn’t say anything about leaving so I don’t know what to do, like I don’t know if I have to stay there for the full period since I’ve signed their work contract. This is my first job so I’m not really sure how this works
Hi, if you’re not enjoying your job and it doesn’t specify that you *have* to stay in your contract, then I’m sure you can leave. Find out how much notice you need to provide them with and then write your notice and hand it in
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Hi, if you’re not enjoying your job and it doesn’t specify that you *have* to stay in your contract, then I’m sure you can leave. Find out how much notice you need to provide them with and then write your notice and hand it in
The contract says:

“Notice from the company to the employee or the employee to the company outside the probationary period is:
Service: Notice:
Over 4 weeks - notice is 1 week
Over 2 years - notice is 2 weeks
Over 3 years - notice is 3 weeks

Soo what does this mean? Does this mean that I have to work there for at least 4 weeks and then I can give 1 weeks notice??
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No, it means if you've worked there for over 4 weeks you have to give 1 weeks notice, and the implication is if you've worked there for less than 4 weeks you don't have to give any notice. Presumably the first 4 weeks is the probationary period indicated during which you are not required to give notice. Strictly speaking you don't have to give notice anyway but then you wouldn't really be able to use them as a reference later.

Just speak with your line manager and explain you have a job offer elsewhere and you will be leaving effective X date (immediately, or a few days later, or a week later or whatever you want to do).
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The contract says:

“Notice from the company to the employee or the employee to the company outside the probationary period is:
Service: Notice:
Over 4 weeks - notice is 1 week
Over 2 years - notice is 2 weeks
Over 3 years - notice is 3 weeks

Soo what does this mean? Does this mean that I have to work there for at least 4 weeks and then I can give 1 weeks notice??
It means that if you have worked there for more than 4 weeks, you would have to give a weeks notice.
Obviously you have been there less than that. But I'd give them a week anyway, just out of courtesy.
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No, it means if you've worked there for over 4 weeks you have to give 1 weeks notice, and the implication is if you've worked there for less than 4 weeks you don't have to give any notice. Presumably the first 4 weeks is the probationary period indicated during which you are not required to give notice. Strictly speaking you don't have to give notice anyway but then you wouldn't really be able to use them as a reference later.

Just speak with your line manager and explain you have a job offer elsewhere and you will be leaving effective X date (immediately, or a few days later, or a week later or whatever you want to do).
Ohh right. Thank you!!
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