OK, so I have this job opportunity lined up right now that is rather promising. I will know tomorrow after my second interview if I've landed it or not. If I do, I am faced with having to leave my current job with very short notice, as the new one starts on June 13th. Essentially, they'll be getting only FOUR days notice from me.... and although this would be very sudden and abrupt, the new job is simply too good to pass up and I'm going to take it.
My current job (as some of you may know) is at McDonald's. I've been there for two years now and have worked my way up to Crew Chief, which is the lowest level of management. Over the last 8 months (since the promotion to my current position) work seems like it has been getting worse and I have reached the point where, amongst other problems, I am being assigned tasks that are beyond the scope of my training, and I'm not being paid for it. I've confronted my supervisor about this, only to be given a BS lecture about how I need to do more to show them that I'm worthy of a pay increase. I pointed out that I'm already doing more than I should at my current level, and I don't appreciate the fact that even with these extra duties assigned to me that I am only making THIRTEEN CENTS MORE than certain people who are one level below me. It shut him up, but there has also been no improvement with my situation. Needless to say, I am fed up with this job and am ready to move onto something that is more rewarding.
What I want to know is whether or not I am required (legally) to give McDonald's two weeks notice, or is that generally more of a courtesy?
The other question I wanted to ask is this: if I do get the job and give my notice saying I can only work the rest of this week, can McDonald's legally with-hold any of my pay after I've returned my uniforms?
I pulled out the orientation papers I got when hired, and there is nothing among them about leaving. I will be going to speak to the payroll lady tomorrow morning after my interview about my file, to see if there is indeed anything in there that I signed in regards to this issue.
I also checked out the BC labour code online, and could not find anything about this in there.
So c'mon people... let's hear your