Long story short, I was accepted to WP and decided to notify my manager of my eventual departure. We have a relatively small team and I really enjoy working with everyone, so I decided to tell her more than the standard 2 weeks in advance so she could take steps to plan or whatever to avoid scrambling to find someone. Trust me, it's not fun working long hours because your work is understaffed. And, frankly, I've worked there for a couple years and wanted to leave on good terms as much as possible. Well, I feel like everyone is now turning on me and being sour, especially the manager. What was once an enjoyable job has become dreaded...to the point of crying after work. I don't regret my decision on the grounds that I did it out of consideration, but it's definitely not a pleasant feeling hating going into a job you once liked. If this was how I was going to be treated, hey maybe two weeks should've been my timing. I've tried to look at the situation from my manager's perspective, but it's not like I'm leaving for another job. I'm leaving to attend school. I don't know what else I could've done to alleviate the consequences of my departure. Perhaps some people might tell me I was the stupid one for putting myself in this situation. I don't know. Point being, if you're a cadet candidate with a job that you're going to leave, don't underestimate the importance of the timing of your leave notification.