Some places have laws where your employer needs to pay out a certain amount before they can fire you. The "2 weeks notice" is a myth; in reality people are fired immediately then paid for 2 weeks after that (so you don't sabotage stuff). If you quit your job, you don't get squat. This makes for an interesting situation when people want to jump jobs. While working, you apply for other jobs, then quit your old job once you are hired for the new job. If you're a real go-getter, you try to get fired from your old job once your new job is secure so you still get 2 weeks pay for a job you would be quitting anyway. Some of you might remember one episode of the Simpsons where Lisa starts ranting on TV rather than discussing some proposition, and the program director keeps her on the air and says "wait, I'm trying to get fired." Seinfeld had a similar situation where George ended up dragging some New York Yankees trophy behind his car while shouting through a megaphone in order to get fired. So here's the question: why not just call in sick like 20 days in a row? Won't the company still fire you for taking way too much time off work, and don't you still get the 2 weeks pay in that situation?