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yay, New Job

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Toadeh, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Toadeh

    Toadeh Nibble Poster

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    Having spent a while (well, a month) looking for a new role I have accepted one so as of monday I am handing my notice in :D

    Just working this sat so I have tiedied up all my loose ends and grabbed any stuff i might need :)

    Anyone else got an experience of leaving, I am a bit concerned they will just send me home straight away on Monday, is it normal for companies to do that or in general do they make you work your notice? (I want to work my notice btw, just dunno if I will be allowed to stop).

    Still, am well happy :)
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Um, not sure you should be doing that mate.

    Congrats on the new job though! :biggrin
     
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  3. Toadeh

    Toadeh Nibble Poster

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    Ta :)
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Depends on the company. Some will, some won't. At our place the notice time is worked, rather than gardening leave. But there may be some sensitive areas where this isn't done.

    On the source code thing - most company's contracts say that it belongs to them, so you may have no right to it.

    Harry.
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Ah - if you didn't sign anything then you should be OK. But your company seems a bit lax compared to most!

    Harry.
     
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  6. Toadeh

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    Ours doesn't, I have already checked that because I thought it would, its not takin loads, just some subs (not entire projects)
     
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  7. Notes_Bloke

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    Good luck for the new job:D

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    Congratulations. :)
     
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  9. zebulebu

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    Congratulations - I left a role after two years just before xmas and I'm enjoying my new job immensely so far.

    Regarding gardening leave - Harry's right it depends entirely on the company/organisation you're working for. My last job was the IT Security Admin for a police force, and I was gobsmacked when they asked me to work my notice - its almost unheard of in Security to do this simply because of the potential damage you could cause - so what might be policy at one place may very well not be at another. I was kinda looking forward to a month off too!
     
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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Congrats on the new Job! :biggrin
     
  11. sunn

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    Congrats on the new job.
    Notice time (or reaction to it) depends on the company sec policy; the value your knowledge; and if supervisor(s) have a gripe with the departing staff member.

    Common practices:
    - Immediate & escorted walk off premises
    - Work complete notice time with an assigned shadow to do knowledge transfer
    - Work complete notice time but in an ‘advisor’ role. Meaning no access to any production equipment and primary reponsibilities include walking the shadow through daily activities & issues.
     
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    Congrats on the new job! :)
     
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    Congratulations on your new job and keep us posted on how you're getting on:)
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    If they paid you a paycheck, then the IP rights belong to them, regardless of whether you signed anything or not.

    Stay safe... hope this helps.
     
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  15. wizard

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    Maybe the IP laws are different over here?
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    Perhaps... but I seriously doubt it. Otherwise, you wouldn't have a single software development house anywhere in the UK.
     
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  17. hbroomhall

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    Don't know about that, but I *do* know that the last several jobs I have had have had 'ownership' written into the contract. AFAIK such clauses are standard - which was why I was surprised that the OP's company didn't have such.

    Harry.
     
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  18. BosonMichael
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    Just because they spell it out in a contract doesn't mean that they're not externally protected. They likely want to spell it out to potential employees so they don't have to go through a legal fight when the employee leaves.

    Consider: what if Transcender and Boson were based in the UK? Without such a clause, would I be able to take what I created for Transcender and give it to Boson? After all, it's mine, right? And writing code is no different than writing text from a copyright standpoint: it's Intellectual Property.

    From the UK Copyright Service:

    So if he earned a paycheck for it, and/or he signed a contract to do work for a company, the Intellectual Property belongs to the company.
     
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  19. Toadeh

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    Its copywrite, and generally the person who can afford the best legal team wins so I haven't got a hope :) Thats if they catch me that is.
     
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