Dear seniors,
It is palpable that every employer will have policies on terms of serving notice period in different situations which they mention in appointment letter.
My question is, at the time of accepting the offer, can notice period clause be negotiated with the employer? does it differ from company to company whether to be open for such negotiation or so far has it been in practice that employer decides notice period and such policies are rigid.
Please advice.
Many thanks.

From India, Mumbai
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I think the question seems to be a little bit odd. How do you expect a prospective employer to relish a probable employee's move to negotiate the terms of the exit clause before accepting the offer of appointment?
From India, Salem
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I echo Umakanthan. You are walking on thin ice in here.
While accepting an offer, the employer would expect your keenness and loyalty towards the job. Negotiating an exit, might back fire.
Polices are essentially fixed, unless reviewed during the HR Audit, which a firm may initiate annually . Hence, creating an exception for you is quite a far cry.
Every organisation offers a buy-out to the notice period. Hence, that remains your option incase you don't want to serve the entire duration. Request you to understand that, rather than questioning the declared notice period.
However, the choice is yours. If you are convinced you should identify a different notice period, its up to you.
Wish you all the best!

From India, Mumbai

Negotiating notice period is a fundamental mistake.
It clearly shows a planning to quit.
Yes if the notice period is unussually long,then the question may come up,otherwise asking this question can lead to complications.

From India, Pune

My views are somewhat different than others. Blind followers of conditions without knowing their implicationscannot prove an executive to be good decision makers. There is a vital difference between can not be and should not be. Acceptance of oneway conditions without weighing pros & cons cannot always be good for an employee
My advice, must show your negotiating skill, if you really have. That can be taken as one of the positive qualities of a candidate, if he is able to convince the opposite party by his negotiating skill. Any offer clause can be negotiated, if you can convince the employer.

From India, Delhi

With regard to comments by learned member Shri Dhingra-it is possible to negotiate any condition provided you are in such a position-qualification,special experience,niche knowledge etc.
An average job seeker cannot easily do such negotiations-you have not yet come into the company and you are negotiating on exit time periods.

From India, Pune

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