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August 30, 2013

Watercooler: Giving notice, not offense

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Q: I have been the victim of hostility and discrimination for years from my bosses. I'm expecting a job offer soon. I hate leaving the co-workers I like in the lurch. But my managers will humiliate me if I stay two weeks after giving notice. Can I just leave?

A: Oh good grief, go. Two weeks' notice is a courtesy your tormentors don't deserve or probably want. The co-workers worth caring about will help you pack.

Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers. Miller has written for and edited tax publications for 16 years, most recently for the accounting firm KPMG's Washington National Tax office. You can find her on Twitter, @KarlaAtWork.

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