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Current employer wants to know my reasons for resigning, what should I say? [duplicate]

I sent in my two weeks' notice for my current employer. My boss accepted my resignation, then set up an in-person meeting to discuss my reasons for leaving with him. The problem is, I'm not sure what ...
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Giving employer extra notice - Am I entitled to severance if they ask me to leave on the spot? [closed]

I've been working with the same technology company for a half-decade now. I have developed some solid contacts and professional relationships with my colleagues, and get along with the whole of the ...
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Giving my employer two year's notice [duplicate]

I'm currently employed as an engineer. I've been at my current job for about 4 years. I'm quite happy with the work, and with my coworkers, and with the working environment as a whole; I honestly have ...
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What should I say to Quit a Job after a month to go back to my previous Employer [duplicate]

I had an opportunity to trained with a multinational company sometimes ago, during the training i attended an interview for the position i was acting, but before the result came i got an offer from a ...
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Resignation letter: general tips and what to do if boss is not on site?

Somewhat related: How to Deliver Resignation Letter To My Boss Who is Not Located on Site. At the company I work for, I have a boss (the president of the company) and a supervisor. Unlike the related ...
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Is it professional to take a job offer with a competitor after receiving a promotion and a bonus?

I have been working at the same company for the last two years, and although I have generally enjoyed it, I feel that I need a new challenge. Since I was recently promoted and given a bonus for my ...
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How do I tactfully apply and interview at other companies when the law mostly is against your odds?

Background: I work as a Software Engineer in South Korea through a program known as SIP1 (Skilled Industrial Personnel). It's a highly selective program where Korean males who must serve a mandatory ...
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Under what circumstances is it OK to tell your colleagues where you will be going after a resignation?

Is it ever a good idea to tell which company you will be moving on to? to your boss? your colleagues? Many of them will know soon via social networking (I.E. linkedin), but those aren't the ones that ...
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Resigning right after coworker [duplicate]

I work in a small department where it is just me and my coworker and our boss. Both my coworker and I have issues with our boss and we have brought it to management's attention and have had meetings ...
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Should I leave/resign? (3 companies for 2+ yrs experience) [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am planning to resign/leave soon. Before anything else, this is my job history: 1st Job - 1yr 6months - reason for leaving: Looking for better ...
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How to attend interviews and exams while employed in a strict company during weekdays (8am - 5pm)?

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am about (or planning) to resign/leave my current employer soon. But I got some difficult situations (for me) applying for new job while employed in ...
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If I am consistently underperforming, how do I know it's time to resign or ask for another assignment/project?

As I mentioned in another question, I feel I am no longer delivering an excellent work, despite having previously been one of the most dedicated employees who was promoted also very quickly. I am ...
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How to leave job when worrying the employer would be sued?

I currently work for a consulting company in the tech space. A few months back, we took on a project that was far too big for our team to handle, with too low a budget, and too short a timeline. ...
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How to explain I didn't communicate well with my previous employer?

So I've been employed at a "real job" for approximately three months, and have come to the conclusion I don't communicate well with my employer. It's not that we're not civil, or don't like each other ...
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Is COBRA (US Temporary Health Insurance) paperwork provided automatically after giving notice?

I am going to give my notice to resign my company, and will want to take advantage of COBRA (US Temporary Health Insurance). Will the employer provide the paperwork automatically after giving notice, ...
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How to resign when I will be leaving in 2 weeks when working on-site with a client?

I work for a consulting company so they send me to different companies (clients). Currently, I am on a client (Only couple of weeks since I started), the client is super nice and takes me out for ...
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How to communicate my upcoming resignation to my employer? [closed]

I work for a software consulting company. I have been with my current company for almost 5 years. I have been on the bench for 4 months. Bench means that I am not on a project but still getting paid ...
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Is it Ok to accept an offer from a company but then join another?

I have an offer from a company, which is a good offer. I accepted the offer and resigned from my current company, and am serving the notice period now. However, I am still giving interviews for other ...
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I think I may have been terminated, how can I find out my status?

Today I resigned. My boss did not take it well. He locked me out of my company email and informed me that he wanted me to work strict office hours during my notice period of 1 week. (9-5 is unheard-of ...
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Can I ask for a recommendation letter if I resign? [duplicate]

If I resign from my current job, can I ask for a letter of recommendation? I will follow all the rules mentioned in my contract, such as giving them a month's notice, etc. My superiors will definitely ...
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10% raise is not being honored because I submitted my two weeks' notice shortly after paperwork was signed. What do I do?

Here's what happened: I received a 10% raise from my employer. We signed the paperwork. The next day, I submit my two weeks' notice because I've landed a better job. Today, two days before my last ...
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Who can acknowledge my resignation letter? [closed]

I'm currently employed in a Swiss company which I am about to leave. I am working from home (in France) most of the time, but usually come in Swiss office every two weeks. I have absolutely no hard ...
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Accepting a new job offer while in the middle of training

I'd thought I'd get some thoughts on my situation. I have been looking for a new job position while still thinking long term at my current company. I had been following the mindset that until I got a ...
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resigning from a company in 3 months which I came back to work [duplicate]

I work in a company from which I resigned 5 months ago, and then rejoined. Here is the situation: 3 months after I rejoin, I receive a better offer. Now how do I handle this situation? How do I tell ...
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transfer to another company [closed]

I am a fresh graduate and Im a 1 month old employee now. But I want to transfer to another company... is it risky to accept the job for that company even though you've just filed a resignation letter ...
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Boss is unable to attend resignation meeting

I tried to schedule a meeting for today to give my boss my resignation letter. Unfortunately he is very busy and hasn't seen the email yet. My manager said that the boss would be away for the rest ...
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How do explain to my boss that I need time off for interviews, and why I am leaving?

I have been going through a transition period. I was looking after an elderly family member while working part time. He has now gone into a care home and I no longer receive anything for his care. I ...
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Can I get a relieving letter 2.5 years after leaving my position?

I left a known IT firm after approximately 8 months of service to pursue higher education (Aug 2011). At that time, I was in a bond, so serving the notice period did not make much sense. However, I ...
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How to ask for delay in joining date to save money [duplicate]

I got an offer from one company. My current company has a strict rule for two months notice period, which I already told to my new employer. But here is a problem, I want to extend this time. (2months ...
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Resigning during probation period: what if the required notice goes “beyond” the probation period? [closed]

My contract states that, during my probation period, I can leave the company with a one week notice. After the probation period, a 3 months notice is required. My probation period ends tomorrow. Can I ...
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How far ahead should an engineering manager resign? [closed]

I manage a team of 8 software engineers, and have found a new job to start in about 10 weeks. My company has been on a hiring freeze for quite a while, and I don't think they'd be able to replace me ...
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Types of references to use when you are job hunting while still working

So I am currently applying for new companies while still actively working at my current one. I have been with my current company for 4 years or so. My question is if I am asked for references, is it ...
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How soon to leave a new job

Here's my situation: After nine years at my job, I left it and relocated across the country. I had a storied career and left on great terms. However, I did not have a network in place in my new ...
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How to avoid the resignation reason rumor mill?

This is a rather complicated story that I will try to keep as brief as possible. Basically, I was hired by a company right out of school last year into a more senior position that included senior ...
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Resigning from a 1 year internship

My parents have recently split and I'm moving an extra 40 minutes away from my job's workplace. I have been working on a business as a side-job whilst working my main job. The business has now started ...
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How best to handle leaving a company when there is training already booked and paid for in advance?

I am making plans to leave my company. Nothing super urgent - the work just simply not challenging to me. The issue is that in the next month or so, I am about to be sent on a 2 day training for ...
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Poor performance review/I'm not a good fit [duplicate]

I recently received a verbal documented warning about my poor performance and not meeting the expectations of the role. I've been with the company/role for less than 6 months. This is the first ...
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Leaving company and want to show apprecaition to coworker for help and support [closed]

I'm work for a global professional services firm, which I'm leaving in the next few weeks. I'm wanting to do something for one of my managers who went out of his way on several occasions to help me ...
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What is expected of me during two weeks notice?

I am considering quitting my job tomorrow because my boss is once again asking me to travel for twelve days straight and it's simply turned into too much for me. I'm set to fly out this coming Friday ...
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Negotiating joining date with future employer due to extended notice period

I wanted to know how to deal and negotiate with new employer regarding joining date and required leaves few days after joining. I tried all i can with my current employer to not get notice period ...
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How should I deal with a boss who shouts at me everyday for things I am not responsible for? [duplicate]

My boss relies heavily on me for all her daily tasks, especially since a lot of her staff have resigned and left. So I am now doing the job of three people in addition to my own duties (which is a ...
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How do I bring up that I got a better job offer to my new current employer?

Less than a month ago I was unemployed. I put out a bunch of applications and I landed on a local job that had me start right away. The pay was a lot less than I had anticipated but did it anyway ...
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How does a Lead prepare to leave a job gracefully? [duplicate]

What are some best practice for someone in management to leave in a manner that does not leave the company with a major gap? Is the normal 2 week minimum enough for the company to normally handle the ...
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If I resign before my annual bonus is paid, will I get it anyway? [closed]

My company will pay bonuses at the end of May. If I resign before that, are there any chances of still receiving it?
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Best way to resign from a company with an abusive boss

I've been with this small company for only two months. I'm the only programmer in it and my boss is rather rude with me. The company seems kinda unstructured and my boss haven't gone through half the ...
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Employees speaking out against the boss. As a boss, how would I handle this? [closed]

As the leader of a company, I find out that a couple of employees are publicly airing their comments against my political views, even though those political views are not creating a conflict of ...
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Can I shorten my notice period after giving longer notice?

I have been employed by my present employer for 2 years. i initially gave 1 months notice but was persuaded by my manager to give 2 months so they could train a new employee. The company has since ...
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What do I say in a professional notice letter?

I'm really surprised this hasn't been asked already. I did search but couldn't find anything. I want to know two things: What do I write in the notice letter itself? and What do I say when I hand ...
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How can I resign from a mean boss with whom I work very closely and who depends on me extensively?

My boss is not a good supervisor. Even though I am the manager in the practice, she treats me like a servant- from typing all her emails daily, calling her phone carrier to demand waiving of ...
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How do I politely decline an offer to extend internship when I plan to move to a different company?

I'm currently doing an internship at a company for a fixed-month period, which I'm now close to the end of. Recently they approached me and asked if I would like to stay longer, instead of going back ...