However, I'm happy to help out however I can in the next two weeks." If you haven't landed a new gig yet or your new start date is negotiable, know your limits. If you're willing to stay an additional three weeks, for example, don't let your manager talk you into staying three more months.
However, if you know the right signs to look for, there's a good chance you can figure out what kind of reaction to expect__and that can make the conversation go much more smoothly. Here are a few common reactions and how to anticipate which one you'll receive.