Does anyone have any thoughts or comments about the ettiquette for leaving a job after Chinese New Year? I have heard that this is quite common in Taiwan, but I have never done this myself.
Right now, it looks as if Chinese New Year is in the later part of January. I’ve been told that many people wait until after the “wei ya” and, most importanly, after receiving the Chinese New Year bonus, and then leave. So that means February will be a time of many people changing jobs, right???
Is it common to give two weeks notice? A month? For example, leave at the end of February?
I have also been told never to announce any intentions of leaving a job until after that bonus is in your bank account. Otherwise, funny things end up happening–like suddenly no longer being needed or the amount of your bonus shrinking. Any thoughts on this?
Also, since it is a New Year (and I hate to sound miserly here), what should I do with my new seven days of vacation time? Should I take a vacation before I go (or try to)? In other words, should I somehow try to use up the days or can they be used at the end when I want to leave (say not work the last week and use the vacation days). I know–I can ask my HR person about this but this kind of question might raise some red flags, and as mentioned above, I was told to keep any thoughts about job change to myself until after the bonus comes out.
Anyway, just some questions I was curious about. I appreciate your help. And this is just between you, me, and the rest of Foromusa (I hope my boss doesn’t lurk here )