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Leaving Company - What Information Should I Bring With Me?

I am leaving my current employer. What information/forms should they present to me? What information should I request from them? What information am I entitled to take with me? (e.g. a copy of my ...
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How to refuse planned responsibilities at current job when planning to resign

I am job hunting currently, and have a couple of potential offers. Of course, before I have an official job offer in hand and resign, I will do everything I am supposed to do and fulfill my ...
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Handing in notice - do I need to tell my boss where I am going?

Is there any obligation for me to tell my boss which company I am going to when I hand in my notice? I know that when the new company contacts HR for a reference they will know who is calling, but do ...
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Interviewing with Other Companies a Week into Starting New Job [duplicate]

So I'm a new graduate who took months to find a new job. Recently I interviewed, and was very quickly hired, for a semi-decent job which I was more grateful for getting than anything. The work culture ...
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Resigned, but Employer Is Giving Me an Opportunity to Immigrate [closed]

I have been working as a software developer at a startup for the past three years. I was one of the first few hires here. I have been exploring few opportunities and bagged an excellent offer at a ...
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Is resignation date the last working day?

The bonus policy at my company says: If an employee resigns or is terminated before the payment date, no bonus is given to him. This is my first job, and I am confused about the meaning of the ...
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Candidate quitting and now asking to rejoin

An employee joined our company 10 days ago, but then suddenly told me that she wanted to quit to pursue higher studies. One week later she returned again and said she wanted to take back her ...
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Submitting resignation letter without getting job

Due to family reasons, I have submitted resignation letter to my current company. And I am currently serving notice period. When I am going for some interview, should I tell the truth regarding the ...
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How to inform an interviewer that my current job requires a 2 month notice period

I had an interview recently for a job that will start in a little more than 2 months. The interview went well, and I think the interviewer is interested, as she's been in touch with me regarding the ...
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Questioned about why I was leaving [closed]

I have handed in my two week notice, upon doing these, my current employer wanted to know right away what they were offering me. I tried every way to get around this question without answering, but ...
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Leave job because employer cannot afford requested salary [closed]

would it be unethical to leave work if they cannot afford my demands? In my contract I am tasked to be an iOS dev but lately I have been asked other responsibilities like web and android development. ...
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Handed in notice and now owner is being very difficult with me [closed]

(I am asking on behalf of a friend who wants to stay anonymous) I recently put in my notice of resignation in my current work place after being offered a position elsewhere which I gladly accepted. I ...
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Experience certificate from my company [duplicate]

I resigned from my company and had served notice period of 2 months.On my last day some how my company came to know that I have joined its competitor company. My company came to know about this and ...
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Resign (look for another job) or clear the air after bad mat leave return [closed]

I started working at my company right after university. I have a degree in math and physics and a diploma in computer programming. I work as a game developer. They found me on LinkedIn and approached ...
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Issue regarding the release letter from my last company [duplicate]

I joined company A in Feb 2013 and resigned from there in May 2014. At that time I received all the necessary documents. Two months later, the 21st July 2014 I once again joined company A but after a ...
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How to find the motivation to continue working when you already know you're leaving in 5 months? [closed]

I'm currently working for a small software development company. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either, and up until this point I've gotten far in the company by working very hard. I've ...
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Should letter of resignation be honest or formal?

Should I be honest and write about why I know it is time to part ways in the resignation letter. If I do that, how long should the resignation letter be, for it not to be too long? Should I write ...
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How to grow a backbone in a corporate environment?

I could make a long list of what I don't like about my current boss or company but I'll spare this information, instead I will make a list about my own mistakes and errors: Not communicating my ...
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How to negotiate a notice period less than the contract? [duplicate]

I work in a big technology company as an I.T. analyst in a department with two other people. Last month I started searching for jobs and attending interviews but I am a little anxious about the ...
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Resigning while being trained as a replacement for someone who is resigning [duplicate]

I work at a software company and I am about to resign from my job due to getting a better job offer. The only problem is I was informed today that another member of our team is leaving and he will ...
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Exactly when in the hiring process of a new job should I give a two week notice to my current job? [duplicate]

I currently have a job at a software company (in the US) in which recent quite a few senior people have left recent for managerial related decisions. The company used to be a great place to work, but ...
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Agreed to work beyond notice period, now I've changed my mind? (UK) [closed]

I have resigned from my job with a 1 week notice period, I agreed to work a few days beyond the week's notice but have changed my mind. Am I contractually obligated to work to the agreed end date? ...
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How does one deal with an unresonable change in resignation policy?

When I came on board at my current employer some years ago the resignation policy was very fair. It was detailed in the employee handbook as well as at orientation. Simply you should stay for two ...
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Resignation after two months [duplicate]

I started out with big MNC right after my B-school which was my first job. Due to some circumstances I resigned and joined other MNC after a gap of 2 months. Now, my earlier organization's general ...
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Resignation letter to a new manager

So I've worked at the same restaurant for 8 years and I'm graduating college in 3 months. About a year ago there was a change in management. My long time manager was forced out by the district manager ...
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Manager departure kept secret until it actually happens? Uncommon?

My boss's boss just left the company and I asked my boss how this is normally handled in the context of any company. He responded with this explanation: After the departing manager hands in his/her ...
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Resignation - My replacement discussed in my presence

I resigned from my current job. Hoping things will stay quiet (which it never does) and I accept that, things have become quite awkward. Firstly, my boss came to me, asking me to give exact details ...
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Business partner suddenly makes opposite demands of what we had agreed on [closed]

I'm one of three members of a rather small German startup (online shop with around 100.000 sales per year). My partners and me met during our IS studies and decided to start a business together (while ...
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Resigning from temporary position for lack of professional development

Given the nature of my job I am not sure whether workplace.SE is a better option of if academia.SE is where I should post this question. I am currently a postdoctoral associate at a lab in France. I ...
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Should I sign a non-compete as I'm leaving a company? [closed]

I've recently accepted a position at another company, and given my notice to my current employer. As part of my offboarding process, my current employer has asked me to sign a non-compete agreement ...
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Participating in Annual Review WHILE in negotiations for new position elsewhere. Make unhappiness known?

My current company has no idea I'm looking for other opportunities and quite honestly, I think they'd be blindsided if I resigned, mostly because this is the type of company where people stay for 10+ ...
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Am I obligated to adhere to “Employment Agreement” when leaving company? [closed]

My current employer requires 30 days' notice when resigning. I recently interviewed with a new potential employer and during our first interview, I mentioned this to him and he stated that it was ...
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Should I send a “goodbye” email to client's employees who I worked with?

I am employed by a consulting company (let's call them Initech), and have been deputed to work for a client (call them Acme). I have been working out of Acme's office, almost since the time Initech ...
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Do you skip resignation announcement if you are advised to do so?

I am quite on a predicament here. So I resign on my current job. My immediate supervisor asked me if I plan to announce it with my workmates. At the time I was nervous and very careful with my words, ...
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Resignation letter and notice period

I am currently unhappy in my company and I am considering to leave it. I might be offered a new position next days, but I don't know what the resignation letter should mention. Even if I don't have ...
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Resigning during Interim between contracts [closed]

I work on a series of 3 month contracts for Big Corp.. Each contract has had the same terms as the original contract had (pay, vacation, etc.) and each has been renewed for the last 27 months without ...
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How should I go about quitting a terrible job? (no contract) [closed]

I have been working as a graphic/web designer at a small company (there are 6 people who work at the head office including myself) for three months. Due to its size, the company has no HR department. ...
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Weeks paid vacation? [duplicate]

Where I work you get a weeks paid vacation if you stay with the company for a year. I put my letter of resignation in 3 weeks ago and said I would stay until at least January 9th (Friday). My one year ...
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Should a desk cleaning occur before or after two weeks notice?

I have found a better opportunity, and I suspect the possibility that my boss may request I do not return for various reasons. This leads me to be tempted to get my desk all packed up and ready to go. ...
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Is it reasonable to mention another offer when leaving my current job? [closed]

I work as a software engineer with few years experience, being hired on a junior position and having since then getting two consecutive promotions and considerable raises (at least 8-12%) each year. ...
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Should I tell the client that I am resigning, if my consulting company isn't doing it? [duplicate]

I agree with this answer about not telling the client directly about your resignation from a consulting company. However, I am now facing a peculiar situation related to this. I work for a ...
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After trying to resign three times in the past year, my company is trying to hold me [closed]

I am a software developer in a product development company. Currently leading a team. After putting paper three times in last one year, my company is trying to hold me still. They are saying that I ...
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Vacation Time and 2 weeks notices [closed]

I live in Virginia. I am a nurse in an assisted living facility. I am planning to turn in my two weeks notice after the Holidays. I plan to work during those two weeks and train my replacement. I ...
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Two Weeks Notice During Holiday Vacation

I may be getting a new job, but I'm concerned about when exactly to put in my two weeks notice. Here's how the vacation works for both companies: Current job Holiday Vacation: December 23 - ...
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Returning bonuses received while job hunting

So, I'm scheduled for an interview with a company that aligns well with my field. Today I received notification that I was getting a raise, as well as a Christmas bonus. Knowing that I am actively ...
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Leaving employer in the middle of a “big project”, offering to help part time

So, my boss and I have had a rocky relationship from the start. While he recognizes my ability to get what he needs done, he likes to micromanage my progress, which I do not respond well to. It's a ...
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How to react to your boss when there is a misunderstanding [closed]

I was working as a waiter for 7 months when I decided to tell my manager and boss that I will be quitting the next month. I explained that the job hours were not helping with my school and the salary ...
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How to resign when your boss is impossible to reach?

This isn't my first time resigning a job, just the first from such a strange place . . . My workplace is highly disorganized and the leadership not very clear-cut. My group has a couple "task masters" ...
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Unable to get the relieving letter

When my father passed away I had to leave my job. It was very difficult finding a new job, but finally I got an offer from another company. Things did not really work out at that second company, and ...
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Not getting a relieving letter [closed]

The issue is that i have resinged from my previous organization, but i served only 2 month notice period instead of three, but that was approved by the organization. my resignation was also accepted ...