Originally Posted by p8ntballr68059
I would just worry about them taking it as a slap in the face and them say good luck pack your **** and go..
Plus make sure to not put the current employer for a contact reference
They won't do that. If They fire him, he will be eligible for unemployment. They will keep the two weeks and let him leave so everything is kosher legally.
Just be sure to talk to your employer and be real with them if you decide to quit. No employer, better yet, no person ever should look down on you for bettering yourself. Keep them as a reference. If you did good work and were a great employee, why would they need to bad mouth you?
Plus, not sure how familiar you all are with reference checks and what information is actually available to potential employers and the legal implications of releasing said information. but it's not a big deal to list them. At all.
I fully support you finding a better position. If you want to part ways and still leave in the most respectable manner. Stay until they hire a new lead guy, then put your two weeks in to help the new guy with the transition. Then leave. Your employer should completely respect the fact you are willing to help and recognize that. Hopefully they get a guy in there quickly.