I have just accepted an offer from BOA for an advancement in my career and a healthy salary increase. After 5 years with the bank I have no hard feelings, it was a great learning experience and I advanced my career beyond my expectations. I want to be sure that I remain eligible for rehire. I have a great relationship with my boss, and have performed above average for my tenure here. I begin my new job on Jan 2nd, so I have about 6 weeks to kill. I am in a pretty high volume/high risk area of the business related to litigation, and we are drowning already. Keeping in mind that I want to stay on good terms, and remain eligible for rehire, how much notice should I give them?
I think that 2 weeks is too little, it will leave my team in a bind. On the other hand 6 weeks seems like a long time. Is 4 weeks a good compromise? I am pretty confident that they won't try and push me out the door right away, too much risk in that move. Thoughts?