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When to tell boss we're PCSing

My husband is military. we will be PCSing sometime in December we think. When should I tell my boss/coworkers? There is another girl who is pregnant in our offive and there was talk of doing a baby shower for us. I don't want to wait till the last minute to tell my boss and leave them scrambling for a replacement, I don't want to tell them too soon either because until the Army writes his orders, nothing is set in stone. I don't think my job would fire me over this, I just don't want to seem like I was holding out for the baby shower and then I split. When is a good time to let everyone know we're leaving?
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  • For sure not until you get your orders, and then I would only give the required 2-4 weeks notice. It wont look like your staying to get a shower, it will look like your husband is military and he has orders.

    If you tell too soon you risk something changing, or them replacing you before your ready to go...

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    My husband is military. we will be PCSing sometime in December we think. When should I tell my boss/coworkers? There is another girl who is pregnant in our offive and there was talk of doing a baby shower for us. I don't want to wait till the last minute to tell my boss and leave them scrambling for a replacement, I don't want to tell them too soon either because until the Army writes his orders, nothing is set in stone. I don't think my job would fire me over this, I just don't want to seem like I was holding out for the baby shower and then I split. When is a good time to let everyone know we're leaving?

     

    When you first started your job was it ever outlined how far in advance you should put in your notice? Every job I have ever worked had a book outlining the company's policies.

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  • We're in a right to work state so we don't actually have to give any notice at all. You should look into your state guidelines. 2-4 weeks seems like ample time though. That's what I'm planning.
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    Wait for orders.  Plans can and do change.
  • To those of you who said wait for orders b/c plans change, boy were you right. The unit DH is going to at Polk has changed twice now, and his CSM is now fighting to keep him here. So we may not be leaving at all. IDK how I feel about it. I was starting to get pumped about the move and a change of scenery. But at the same time, LA is not a compact state, so it would be hassle to tranfer my nursing license and find a job. IDK how to feel.

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  • From experience on this one: Wait as long as you can.  For sure don't say anything until you have orders in hand.  Regarding the shower, just tell them you'll let them know when you can.  I told my boss and co-workers way early and ended up getting pretty much shafted for work the entire summer.  Even better was that I'd hoped to transfer to the new location within the company and that didn't happen.  I wish I'd kept my mouth shut until about a month before we left (I'd been there 4 years.  They knew a PCS was coming but didn't know when/where). 

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