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Best way to resign and my rights.?(I LIVE IN CANADA) [closed]

I'm on sick leave for 4 months and I'm not ready to go back to work for many reasons. In October I was having issues with my neck and my ankles that were sore. I was told in a letter that my health ...
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Is leaving my job career suicide?

I'm a software developer for a small start up company. Over the last 5 months I've been more and more active in looking for a new role that is based locally to where I live. In the last 2 months I've ...
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How to refer a job candidate when you're planning to leave for a new job soon

I've been offered and accepted a new job, which I'm excited about. The offer is conditional on a background check, so I'm waiting to give my two weeks notice and should be doing that next week. ...
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My boss told me I'd have to pay him to quit. Can he do that? [closed]

I'm negotiating my updated contract at work and my boss, in an attempt to get me to comply, told me I could owe him up to $20,000 if I were to quit. His argument was that he invested a lot of money ...
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Unhappy to be a developer / work in an office [closed]

I am unenthusiastic working as a developer in an office. I don't earn a high income now but I know that with experience I can earn a good income in the future but what do I do now that I am so unhappy ...
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Will I be terminated if I give notice? [closed]

I recently received a new job offer, which I would like to accept. However, I feel pretty confident that if I give my two weeks' notice, my current employer will let me go on the spot. I can't ...
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Stay with current job or leave for better paying job? [closed]

Good morning! I'm computer science graduate and I would like to ask for your inputs regarding my current predicament. I used to be a software engineer in an IT company. I was a functional support of ...
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Act of resignation vs Last day of work [closed]

Sorry if this question was off topic. Let me just put the last bit in. Is 'resignation' the act of telling my company that I will be leaving, or is it the last day that I work at the company? Some ...
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How can I deal with a difficult coworker who is related to my manager? [closed]

I work in a small office, where computers and desks are shared. This creates a very close environment. I get on well with my work colleagues, but one person in particular is causing me concern. On a ...
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Does a 'written resignation letter' need to be 'handwritten' or simply 'typed & printed with signature'? [closed]

My employment contract states that my resignation needs to submitted in a 'written communication'. I'm not sure if it means a hand written letter or if it is just a way of saying I need to submit a ...
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Can my manager withhold my share of the tips during notice period? [closed]

I work part-time in catering in the UK. I have handed in my notice, it has been accepted and I am working a 4 week notice period. My manager has told my collogues that my share of the team's ...
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Accepted Job and Started Work, but Accepted into Grad School

I interviewed for a job in the start of the year and didn't mention that I had applied to graduate school the previous fall and would attend school if accepted. I got the job and started this March, ...
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Counter Offer can it ever be good? [closed]

I have read multiple times about counter offers always being bad? Now to fully explain my situation I have been with a company 2 years now who I have loved working for and would consider the majority ...
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Signed a document stating I would inform employer where I was going if I move to another company…do I really need to? [closed]

A few years ago (a few years after I was hired my my current employer) we were asked to sign a document stating that we would inform our company of the name of the new company we were moving to if we ...
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What do I do about my manager retracting our agreement about my tentative last day of working for him? [closed]

I resigned from my current job on 5th Feb, 2016. I have a notice period of 3 months in my contract, but I asked my manager if I could be released early and he came up with 2 dates, saying "Is there ...
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How do I Manage my own Exit Strategy?

So I've been interning for a small company the last year and a half while I finish up school. The pay is well below par, but it's flexible, easy, and close to school so it works. I graduate in May ...
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Giving notice--should I tell my boss at his cube or schedule a private meeting?

I'm giving two weeks notice next week. I work in a cube environment, my boss does not have a separate office. Should I just do it at his desk (in front of everyone) or request privacy?
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Quitting a job without having another job offer [closed]

I am PHP developer and I am currently working in tech startup in India. I have 3.5 years of experience in PHP development. Currently my company's financial situation is not good so they start ...
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Is it reasonable to ask to delay exit date?

I recently resigned from my job to start a new job. However I was asked to delay my last date because we are short of people and I was responsible for number of projects. I agreed to continue for ...
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Should I accept a job that I plan on leaving soon?

I am a software engineer, dissatisfied with my current role and hoping to move towards something more people-oriented. My wife and I have recently decided to start pursuing jobs in another city, ...
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Should I resign if I feel I have completed my job and will no longer have work to do?

I'm a web developer/designer. I was hired for a full-time, permanent position by a small company to help them design the interface of a web application. However, after about 6 months, I am basically ...
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How do I resign from a job I just started without offending anyone? [duplicate]

I started a new job about a month and a half ago. From day one I didn't like it and felt that it wasn't for me. Initially, I assumed that I was only feeling that way because it was new to me and ...
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Issues in reducing notice period [duplicate]

I resigned at this company at the first week of February, my present company notice period is 2 months. My date of joining at the new company is March 25. I spoke to HR to relieve me early for which ...
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Several of us decided to leave and join company B [closed]

Recently five of us from company A were given a far better offer from company B, whose team consists of 15 people who formerly work in A. Would there be any repercussions if all five of us resigned ...
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Can I be blamed for people leaving?

My resignation has been high profile. I did not send emails or anything, but word spread quickly and I am having people approaching me on a daily basis telling me that they just resigned, they are ...
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How to bow out of a work commitment that I don't think I will be around for as I may leave my job?

I have committed to taking on a summer intern and am supposed to fill the intern position by mid-March. In the meantime, I am in the final stages of a recruitment process elsewhere. While I know ...
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How to deal with far less-experienced coworkers [closed]

I've been working at my current company for the past 3 years. When I first joined, I had very little knowledge of the tech industry or even computers in general because my background is in math and ...
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643 views

How long must I wait before quitting after returning from an overseas assignment?

I'm returning to my home country after a 2 year overseas placement. Is there a certain amount of time that I should stay from the perspective of professional integrity? More details: I'm working on ...
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UK - Probation and extensions [duplicate]

Is it possible for a manger to extend a probation (almost indefinitely) without HR being involved? I believe that my manger has been lying to me about my probationary status for quite some time, to ...
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Resigning within a few months of accepting new job? [duplicate]

After almost a year of unemployment, things really looked up in early Jan when I got called up for an interview for a large government organisation. I also applied for my 'dream job' at another ...
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Morally, should I resign early to save someone else from being laid off? [closed]

I manage a team of 5, and my company needs to downsize it to 4. I have been planning to leave my job in a couple months time (moving overseas), but no one know this. Me leaving early would likely ...
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How to quit a job during the school year with goal of resuming it in the summer?

I'm a college student who has been working at a remote part time internship for about 1.5 years, and I've found that I just don't have the time anymore during the school year. However, this is a good ...
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How do I quit my current position when my management chain is all unavailable?

I've been offered a position at a new company. I'm excited about it, I've negotiated a start date a month from now so that I can wrap things up at my current job. However, I have a problem that I ...
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Negotiating a reduction of the notice period: before or after resignation?

I have a 4 months notice period. I would like to leave much sooner. I never negotiated a reduction in the notice period: should I do it before or after resigning? Can I give HR the full 4 months and ...
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Haven't got the job yet… But I plan to leave it in a few months. How do I handle this?

I've been hunting for a job for about 6 months at this point. I'm currently living paycheck to paycheck, and I'm in the final stages of interviewing for a job that will quadruple my pay. (I really ...
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I want to quit badly but cannot find something else [closed]

I'm 25, i graduated from university about 6 months ago, i've been in the industry for 2-3 years. I joined a small company a few months ago and already want to quit. I dread going to work every day, ...
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Questioning Employer's tactic to collect a debt equaling value of unearned personal time off [closed]

The certified letter states, "this is a legal attempt to collect a debt" I hadn't known of. My employer advances the full amount of Vacation, sick and personal time at the beginning of each year, ...
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How to inform future employer about my decision to stay with current employer [duplicate]

I had got good salary offer and position from this MNC company from different city than I'm in currently. However I got Counteroffer + Retention Bonus from my current employer and I have taken the ...
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What's the best way to resign from a position after receiving a better offer from another company? [duplicate]

This is a hypothetical scenario. One that I believe a lot of us have experienced. Let's say I've been working at a company for X amount of time (not necessarily long-term). You receive a better ...
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Verbal resignation and counter offer should I give a formal resignation letter

I am currently quite happy with my current company and role except the commute to workplace, it got to a point that I could not longer do it so I applied for a new role near my home and offered a new ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask to be paid as a contractor for additional work after a two weeks notice period?

I perform work for a company with somewhat frequent travel requirements. I intend to put in my two weeks notice next Thursday, the 31st of Dec. This would make my final day Thursday, Jan 14th; I'm ...
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getting out early as the only new hire during a merger, and no one else wants my job [closed]

I posted a few days ago about wanting to quit my new job due to failure to clarify some key points of the position during the interview process and whether or not leaving after a month or so will ...
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Quitting new job after two weeks. Do I really need to give two weeks notice? [duplicate]

I started my job two weeks ago and knew from day 1 it was a bad fit. So disorganized and nothing like the interviews. Staying here would be like going backwards 5 years in my experience. I work in IT. ...
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Serious misconduct. Probable termination. Should I quit or just wait? [closed]

I'm from New Zealand and I've been a line worker at a food factory for the past 3 months. To me this is not a career job, simply a way to make some money. However, I have been out of my field for 2 ...
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background check of my to be employer [closed]

I have resigned two days back in my current organisation because i got the offer from my dream company. I have joining after 3 months. Now here is the thing, I have heard that my current employer (say ...
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At will employee, put my two weeks in [closed]

I recently put my two weeks in on the 4th saying my last day would be the 18th. The 18th was supposed to be a PTO day that was put in about 3 weeks ago and approved about 2 weeks ago. One of my ...
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Trial period for an employer, not employee [closed]

Is there such thing? E. g. I work for 3 months for a company and then resign it, because I didn't like it for some reasons. I mean it is not always possible to know in advance if project is ...
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Sending out my resignation letter while being on leave overseas

I'm in quite of a bind here. Although this is unintentional, I've found myself in an awkward situation where I've been offered a job that I'm interested in while being on annual leave, and I'm not ...
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My manager is kind of blaming and threatening me [closed]

This is a continuation from my previous post: I am leaving soon for a new opportunity. Should I mention my co-worker's deficiency to our manager as I leave? A little background (for those of you ...
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How to resign due to incompetence?

I work as an engineer at a technology company. For the past few months, we've had an issue that is caused by a deliberate limitation of the platform we're using. I'm the only engineer working on this ...