Conditional Offer - Advice On Resigning!

Postby toughbird » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Hi All

Hope all is well.

I have been offered a new job with a new company. It's a conditional offer based on satisfactory DBS and references checks. Once all come back fine. I will be given a start and a copy of my contract.

I have been informed my new employer my references has come back fine. They are only waiting back for my DBS.

DBS can take time to come back. I have no concerns with my DBS as I know it will come back fine.

I completed it a few weeks ago. So still waiting for it come back. I know once it reaches 60 days. You can esclate it. Which usually takes 1 day to complete.

In my current role. I have to give one month's notice. A lot of people are leaving my team especially before Christmas. So I know management are having a hard time on tryin to get cover for it. I'm fairly certain they will try to get me to work Christmas especially as they won't want to come to cover it.

I was thinkin of handing in my notice next week to escape working Christmas.

I don't have a good working relationship with my management. So I don't feel obiliged to stick around and work Christmas for an employer who has messed me around a lot in the past.

Things are getting bad with my current employer. To the point, depression has stepped in.

One of my colleagues has advised me to hand in my notice before Christmas. Even though I don't have a start date and been offered a conditional offer. My colleague advised me to not worry about it as the only thing I wait for is the DBS which will come back fine. They advise me to resign. Enjoy Christmas and New Year with my family. To enquire about DBS if it comes to 60 days.

Should I take the risk or do I wait?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:44 am

What risk?

That you put in 1 months notice and it takes longer for the DBS to come back? You mean there is a risk you might be without work for a week or two? Then it is a matter whether or not you have savings.
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Postby toughbird » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:21 pm

I was referring to in case the job offer falls through? But then I have resigned. That's the risk.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:37 am

Then it depends on:

-1- How much savings or safety net you have.
-2- Chance the job falls through.
-3- The job market.
-4- How confident you are in an ability to get another job.
-5- Personal risk tolerance.

No one in a forum can know the above variables. Even you can’t put a number by each of the above. It is a rough estimate that only you can make.

My best guess based on your previous threads is that there is a low chance the job will fall through, but your personal risk tolerance is extremely low. You would resign and then be worried/anxious the whole time. You see resigning as a big risk, hence you posting in the forum. If you thought the risk was low, we would not be having this conversation.

The question then becomes, “Do you want to stay in your comfort zone?”

If you resign you then explore new territory for you. You voluntarily choose to face your fears. You take the risk. And you will discover the risk was not that big of an issue, regardless of whether or not the job falls through. Even if you have zero savings, tons of bills, and the job market is tough, you will discover that you are perfectly fine. You will look back and believe you made a bad decision resigning as the pain of being poor piles up, but you will be stronger in facing the challenge.

Or you can not resign and you will not explore new territory. You will be comfortably miserable. You will not grow, you will not learn, but you will avoid feeling unsafe.
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