Two Weeks Notice: A Rant

I have a friend who just gave two weeks notice. Big deal, right? Well, her employer is fighting. Hard.

But here’s the thing.

She’s so far past gone.

If someone gives two weeks notice – they’re done.

Don’t offer them another job. Don’t offer them more money.

Don’t give them anything except for a handshake and a pat on the back.

People don’t give notice lightly. They give notice because they’re past done.

People like stability. They like knowing how they’re going to eat and what they do every day because this is a world where we all can appreciate a little monotony. We appreciate routine.

If they quit, they’re done. You’re trying to lure a dead fish.

Rant, complete. Thanks for listening.


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Kat Kibben [they/them] is a keynote speaker, writing expert, and LGBTQIA+ advocate who teaches hiring teams how to write inclusive job postings that will get the right person to apply faster.

Before founding Three Ears Media, Katrina was a CMO, Technical Copywriter, and Managing Editor for leading companies like Monster,, and Randstad Worldwide. With 15+ years of recruitment marketing and training experience, Katrina knows how to turn talented recruiting teams into talented writers who write for people, not about work.

Today, Katrina is frequently featured as an HR and recruiting expert in publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. They’ve been named to numerous lists, including LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Job Search & Careers. When not speaking, writing, or training, you’ll find Katrina traveling the country in their van or spending some much needed downtime with the dogs that inspired the name Three Ears Media.