Definition: Giving two weeks notice is the standard practice when resigning from a job. If you have an employment contract or union agreement that states how much notice you should give, abide by it. If not, two weeks notice is appropriate, but not required.
If your employer asks you stay longer than two weeks (or the time period in your contract) you have no obligation to stay.
Also, your employer does not have to accept two weeks notice (unless it's in your contract). They can end your employment immediately. That can happen, so do be prepared to end your job when you give notice. Make sure you have all the information you need from your work computer and any other information you want to take with you ready to go.
What to Do When You Need to Resign Right Away
As I mentioned, under normal circumstances, providing two weeks notice is standard practice. However, there may be times when you just can't stay that long.
Whether it's because of issues at work or personal circumstance, you may need to move on immediately. Here are some acceptable reasons for resigning without a two week notice, along with advice on how to quit.
What to Say When You Quit
Not sure how to tell your supervisor you are leaving? Here's what to say when you quit your job.
Synonyms: two week notice, giving notice, 2 week notice