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Is it reasonable to want to format work PC when resigning? [duplicate]

I resigned from my job as a developer today, giving one month's notice. I mentioned that on my last day I would format my PC and reinstall Windows to provide a fresh computer for my company to use if ...
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“Conspiring” to leave the company, along with another coworker

I work at a very small software development firm (6 people, not including the boss) where the accumulating dissatisfaction with the workplace is forcing me to start actively looking for alternative ...
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Can an employer cut an employee's pay on a whim? [on hold]

Is it ever appropriate for an employer to force an employee to take a pay cut for performance-related reasons in a technical field, even if the employer relies on subjective evaluations and refuses to ...
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Notice Period Query [closed]

My contract says I must give one months notice. I gave notice on 17th Aug, stating my last working day would be Friday 11th Sept, which is 4 working weeks. But my employer says I must work till 17th ...
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Is there an ideal mode of communication for resigning from a Remote Job? [duplicate]

Usually when I quit my job, I walk up to my boss and hand them a letter. I like the personal touch of being able to do it face-to-face, and usually when an employee stops by your office with a ...
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Promised contract but not receiving one [duplicate]

I was working for a company for over 6 months. I had passed my probation period and continued as a part-timer. Once you had passed your probation period you were entitled to apply as zero hour ...
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Is it unprofessional to put in a two-weeks notice when it's not a Friday?

Currently I'm in late stages of interviewing with a company and I'm fairly confident that they'll extend an offer that I'll accept. That being said, I'm trying to plan out when to give my two weeks ...
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Pro help: How to sneak out for an interview when I am still newly employed? [duplicate]

So i had this interview on friday and I have work on that day. I plan to take a half day leave but the problem is I DONT KNOW WHAT REASON TO TELL MY MANAGER WHY I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A LEAVE! Of course ...
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No experience /reliving letter [duplicate]

I joined in a startup last year, Since the company want me to join fast I joined there soon after getting the offer letter. Now I have completed 1+ year and got a new offer. So when asked for my ...
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HRs and Employers: Are the chances of telling that an interviewee can start working after a month low? Is one month too long for them? [closed]

I'm currently working, and I am overqualified for the job, and it also pays low, not in line with my degree and with no chance of being promoted to the position I want. I only found this out when I ...
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How to ethically resign after working less than a month? [duplicate]

I'm a newly hired science grad and I don't like my current work. It has only been a week, but I was forced to take this job as there are no responses to my applications; they require experience. My ...
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How to resign given the situation? [duplicate]

I've been offered a job at a better company with a much higher salary. I'll be signing the employment agreement sometime this week. Anyways, if you've read my whole slew of other posts about my ...
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Should I quit, and if so with a long notice? [closed]

Background: I joined an early stage startup co-founded by my professional acquaintance (let's call him Founder-X). I was interested in working on Distributed Computing and Big Data. The primary ...
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Resigning a new job because of ethical and legal dilemas? [duplicate]

I'm a recent college grad. I spent 10 months total, 2 months post graduation, looking for a job. I moved back home into a horribly abusive situation because I didn't really have another financial ...
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My ex-employer is sending emails to customers in my name

I recently resigned and have discovered that my employer has continued to send emails to my clients under my account pretending to be me. I understand it is their company email account, however, it ...
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Can I break verbal contract and resign after getting a raise?

In January 2015, I gave my resignation as I got a new job offer. But my employer offered me the same salary and asked me to stay. But there was a catch. They told me that I need to stay for an year at ...
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Culture changing in a way I don't like, anything I can do?

I have worked as a software developer for a company for 5 years, they were a small start up when I joined and the emphasis was on the quality of your output, that is how you were judged as an ...
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Clarity with notice/resignation clause [closed]

I came across this clause on my UK deputation letter. Notice Period: Your secondment may be terminated by you or XXXXXX America giving 30 days notice to the other. On termination of your secondment ...
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Need to resign as PIP will kick in this Monday [closed]

I began working at this place in June 2013. Had a steady relationship with the employer for at least a year. So much so that the supervisor, indirect supervisors, and a senior colleague provided ...
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Should I give a gift to my boss with/after my resignation letter?

I have had a very good experience with the company I am leaving, and want to soften the blow with a small gift to my immediate supervisor. Is this appropriate, wise, recommended? I'm based out of the ...
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How to talk to a superior abour your concerns with recent mass resignations

The company I work for (as a contractor) was recently acquired by a larger company. This has led to mass resignations from people that have been working here for many years (and in some cases ...
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1answer
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Can a California Employer reduce the resignation period? [closed]

I am an employer in California. One of my less than stellar employees has just resigned with a two month notice. I would prefer to just show him the door and accept his resignation without paying him ...
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Current company will not give me back my document [closed]

I am a software engineer in a company which is located in Hyderabad. I've recently got an offer for another company. In the documents verification, they asked me to submit the original scanned ...
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Agency set the deadline for my requirements 2 days after they informed me about it [closed]

I recently got a job offer, and I'm currently working my 30 day notice period, with an end date of next week on Wednesday (15th). The new employment agency only contacted me and gave the list of ...
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Designation change after resignation

I've been working in a software firm in India. I got an offer letter from another company for Java developer posting. so I resigned my current job. When I joined in my current job, I was trained in ...
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Does it really take long to sign a contract after saying yes to verbal offer?

I was interviewed for this big company for an entry-level position back in Feb. Got to the interview with the manager and got an email telling me congratulations and the HR will help me with the ...
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Mentioned the company I'll change to - What's the risk and how to manage?

I'll be starting a new job this fall and resigned from my current position yesterday. I didn't plan to name the exact company I'll be working for, but let it slip. Some facts: I'm not changing to a ...
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1answer
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Haven't got revised employment yet [closed]

I have already got employment contract via email. But it is just draft only. So, I discussed with my employer everything I wanna know about my salary and benefits etc via email only. My employer said ...
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can I change my mind after signing contract? [closed]

When I was waiting a feedback from company A I have received a job offer from company B. After that I informed company A that I have received official job offer from another company. Company A said ...
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1answer
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I am disappointed with my new job its appropriate to resign? [closed]

I am a newly hired staff member who's been with the company for less than a month and it seems that I am not comfortable working with my managers and a new colleague. I feel that the expectation of my ...
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1answer
153 views

Resigning after leave [closed]

I have worked for my employer for the last 4 months, however I am ready to resign. The problem is that over the past 4 months I have had quite a number of days off due to an illness I contracted ...
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Application rejected because of bank statement [closed]

I am from India. I have 4.6 years experience. Recently I have resigned from the startup company and got selected in a big reputed company but during my background verification my application got ...
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I resigned because of my Team Lead. Should I let my manager know before I leave? [duplicate]

My Question When I gave my two weeks' notice, I gave my manager secondary, much smaller reasons, for resigning. I didn't want to bring up the Lead in order to avoid an awkward final two weeks. ...
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Should I give more than two weeks notice if they are having me learn new technologies?

I am a software engineer for a big company. I will be leaving the company in about 6 weeks. They asked me to learn new technologies which will take about 2 weeks to learn. They want me to then be ...
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Resignation same day as boss leaves

So I accepted an offer and need to give my two weeks notice, the thing is my boss' last day is tomorrow. What are the pros and cons of telling him tomorrow or waiting until next Tuesday (we are closed ...
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To late to give two weeks notice [closed]

I recently had a job offer with a really good airline in the aviation industry. I am going to keep the airlines names out of the equation because that is not very important. What is important is why ...
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Can an employee serve longer notice period in exchange for paying back a joining bonus? [closed]

About 2 months ago, I started a new job. My employment contract states that there will be 3 months probation, 1 month notice period and if I resign within the first 12 months of my job, I would need ...
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What is the best way I can resign from my present job when VISA issues mean I will be out of the country?

I am leaving my current job to go to grad school for a PhD. I have been at my present job for a little more than a year, and my co-workers and manager all like and respect me, and consider me quite a ...
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Quitting a job after a few days?

I just started my first retail job and I don't like it. Even before going to the orientation, I was very hesitant. I am studying to be in the fashion industry and although this job is in retail, it is ...
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Workers who take time off during final month

As a manager in IT I've noticed in the past that employees who have decided to leave for another job might take more sick leave or make greater use of a company's remote working policy during their ...
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Asking employer for sponsorship to conference when I'm about to leave

I'm currently with employer X and my abstract was accepted to a somewhat prestigious conference very relevant to X. I have an offer from company Y, which is in a completely different industry from X, ...
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How to handle a manager who thinks I will leave the company

I work in a team of 8 persons. I'm happy with my job and I'm not looking for a new position at the moment. However, my manager thinks that I will resign in the near future and this is becoming a big ...
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How Honest Should I Be in An Exit Interview? [duplicate]

I am currently about 2 weeks away from my final day at my current job and I was wondering how honest I should be in my upcoming exit interview with my CEO. Some background, we are a really small ...
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Should I provide my boss with a list of reasons why I'm quitting? [duplicate]

I submitted my letter of resignation earlier today to my supervisor. He forwarded it to our boss and shortly after the boss wanted to meet with us for a discussion. Basically he wants me to provide a ...
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Request for Leave without Pay to try out a new job for 3 months [closed]

Is it possible to take leave without pay from my current employer to start a new job? The reason for the request is to try things out with the new employer, if the new environment is not as positive ...
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Should I resign before or after an important meeting?

I've decided to accept an offer of another job from a different software company, and have an offer in writing. Tomorrow, I hand in my resignation but also scheduled for tomorrow is a product ...
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Can an employer ask employees to reimburse wages?

I recently joined a startup, and I didn't like it all. To begin with the engineers in there think they're the world's best, where in reality all of us are pretty average at best. However, the thing ...
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How honest to be in a resignation [duplicate]

A similar question to this one, but obviously with different personal circumstances, I'd be grateful of people's ideas on this: The basic situation I've worked for around a year for an employer ...
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Should I tell my boss I'm leaving before going job-hunting?

Background: I have been working for this company for 4+ years and I feel that it's time for me to move on, find another job that has better benefits and pay, and to experience more growth. I'm in my ...
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Sudden call for a review about bad performance. Am I getting fired?

Today morning, I received an email from the manager about some issue that came up at the client side about hardcoding some links. Me and my boss were emailed, "you guys are taking things for granted". ...