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    If I resigned and just didn't turn up to the next shift I would feel as guilty as hell. I get the casual v permanent thing and I get that short notice is legal I just think it is wrong and rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Op doesn't say anywhere that the employer has gone out of ther way to accommodate her in the role.
    Erm I didn't say she did... Was making a general comment...

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    Big believer in not burning bridges especially as she's leaving to spend quality time with her family.
    Op do the right thing by them and they are more likely to do the right thing by you later, should you require a reference or another job.
    Leaving on bad terms will create a sour memory.

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    Sorry - was working today and didn't have a chance to read through the comments.

    So. To clear a few things up- I only work two days a week on an ever changing roster. So there is other staff that fill the gaps from other stores also. Although I am feeling bad that they would be one person down and I only worked there for 6mths (unusually short compared to my usual job history) I know that they will survive just fine and prob get someone in from another store. Or suck it up without me. I was employed as a fill in causal to cover ppls shifts and leave etc. so by no means is it the end of the world for them. Just means they need a new go to girl.

    By no means did they bend over backwards to offer me shifts or fit into my schedule. I was only ever given min hrs and that was fine by me. I didn't need anymore than what I was getting.

    I did end up giving my notice today. I wrote a letter and also spoke with my supervisor. I have finished my last shift on this roster and wouldn't have been working for at least another week or more anyway. So they still have a good chunk of time to replace me if need be.

    So all in all. Not as scary as I thought it would be. I appreciate all your replies. I'm glad I did it in person and with a letter to make it official and clear on what was happening. They were happy enough to say, come in and visit anytime. So I'm pretty sure it was all on good terms.
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    That's a great outcome! Well done

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    Sounds great Every situation is different and it sounds like you handled this in a way that leaves everyone happy under the circumstances. Enjoy your "retirement"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    It would be pretty poor form for an employer to give someone a bad reference for not staying longer than the required notice period! It's a bizarre reason to give a poor reference.
    Sure, in some jobs/roles giving one day's notice might be normal and expected. In the industry I work, casuals are employed for short term work, usually on half year contracts, as and when it's available. In my industry giving such short notice (a day) as a casual is probably within terms if the contract, but would make it tricky to get someone in cover their work and likely leave people in the lurch. If there was no obvious reason (illness, emergency), supervisors would be hesitant to recommend/rehire for subsequent contracts, especially if someone they perceive as more reliable was available. It doesn't sound like that's the case here and they have staff to cover her role, so shorter notice sounds normal and reasonable. They don't need to advertise, interview and then train someone new to cover her role, so that affects what notice is appropriate.

    Someone else suggested giving formal notice and completing any remaining rostered shifts. That's probably perfectly reasonable for many casual positions.

    Like I say, every role and circumstance is different and your approach totally depends on the type of job and how much you care about the reference. It sounds like the OP did the right thing for her circumstances in that role and it all worked out well. Good outcome
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