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Folks,
heard through my friends that few IT companies in Pune like have made the notice period extended upto 3 months . One of my friend working in John Deere tech center has put down his papers there but the company is not releasing him and asked him to serve the entire notice period of 3 month and not even a buyout.
I wonder, what these companies are upto? And is it becoming a norm?
 
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When I worked for the NHS, three months was commonplace for notice. What was the notice period when whoever started the job? Did he agree any changes?

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Do the companies give you 3 months notice for layoffs? I don't think so.
 
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If they require three months' notice from you, that should be mutual; if they lay you off they should give three months' notice or pay three months' salary in lieu.
 
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Longer notice periods are just silly. Do companies really think that a departing employee is really focused on the job? And not looking to move on? I am not saying that there are bad intentions. I am talking about the level of dedication -- which can't be expected when an employee is moving on.

In my opinion, the period should only be used to transition to another person. Having the departing person work on projects, even to finish up stuff, is just asking for trouble. Also, the transition should be as nice as possible -- even throwing a party for the person. After all, what if you run into issues months later? Burning bridges (or closing doors) is never good.

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