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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?

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 ...
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Minimizing risk of giving notice with job offer contingent on background check

I have accepted a written offer for a new job based in a different location. One of the terms of my contract is that the new employer will reimburse me for relocation expenses (such as house hunting, ...
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How to politely inform my new employer that I no longer would like to continue working there through a formal mail response? [duplicate]

I would like to quit a job I recently took up for another better offer that has come along. It has been just a week since I joined this firm, but I have no legal/contractual bonding with them. I now ...
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My new employer is asking to join before the end of notice period

I've been working in a firm for the last 3 years. Two weeks ago, I interviewed for a position in a new company and was selected. My current employers notice period policy is either 2 months notice ...
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Taking employees from former employer [closed]

Edit: This is not a question seeking "legal" advice. I don't have a single mention of courts, law, suing or lawyers in my question, besides this edit, which is in response to the question being closed ...
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How should I handle refusing to sign a document that may indicate that I plan to leave soon?

My company, after being reluctant to send employees on training, finally offered us a training course. The course is expensive and overseas. If we want to attend we have to sign a document that ...
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Resign or be fired having recently joined a company as a graduate?

I spent a summer working as an engineer for a cool company working on biotech. They liked me and wanted me to return after graduation, I even got a scholarship from them (which I would have to return ...
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How can I avoid telling my boss about the new company that I'll be working for during resignation?

I got a job offer from a company (say Company A), recently. I don't particularly like my current job due to a few reasons and I'd like to say yes to the job offer. The CEO of company A used to work ...
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New company asking for the resignation letter submitted to current company

I have signed a contract with a Singapore IT company (through an hiring agent company). They need me to start work there ASAP. So I gave my resignation to my current company a few days ago. But today ...
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Recently I receive offer from new company but can i discuss with HR for salary for join company?

Recently One company offer me the job, and I receive the xerox copy of offer later,my notice period is after 7 day to join but after thinking about the salary we negotiated salary was to low from my ...
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What's the best way to part ways after a month at a company and will leaving affect future employment? [duplicate]

I recently started my first out of college programming job. I made the mistake of not asking enough questions during the interview process for my new job, and I also did not evaluate the culture well ...
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How to Resign in a Company That Doesn't Allow 2 Weeks Notice?

I'm in a situation where I must resign from a team that is in over their heads with a huge project. They're even currently looking to hire a couple of people to help distribute the work. What they ...
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Counteroffer after resigning [closed]

I work in a startup as a team lead, and I resigned yesterday after having accepted an offer somewhere else. My reasons for leaving were the following : 1) The codebase I inherited a year ago is a ...
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How to Deliver Resignation Letter To My Boss Who is Not Located on Site

My contract states that I must give 4 weeks notice in writing to end my contract. The issue I am facing is one of logistics. My boss works schedule is hectic, he either working from home, liaising ...
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Should I announce my future resignation before I know a precise date? [duplicate]

I'm a contractor for a small company and I work for a big one, should I announce that I'm already applying for other position elsewhere, or should I close my mouth until I'm sure of the date of my ...
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How do I ask the employer for a confirmation that access was revoked to accounts that weren't mine?

When I'll leave I will be asking for an official letter confirming that my accounts on the server, mails etc. were disabled so they can't blame me if something happens (I don't want to be held ...
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Should I hand in my resignation at the end of the month or when I decide to leave? [duplicate]

According to the law in Poland when I hand in my resignation letter I'm obliged to work till the end of the following month (i.e. end of April if I hand it in in March) no matter if I do it on the ...
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When to give notice if I'm leaving the country in a few months? [duplicate]

I started working at a small company (less than 10 employees) in early January. My fiancée is finishing teacher's college and is graduating this summer. During the interview (mid December), I ...
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Is it professional to start my notice period before telling my manager?

What is a professional way to resign and start the notice period? Consider these cases: My boss isn't available to tell him first that I'm leaving. My boss is a diplomatic person that will ask me ...
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A coworker beat me to resignation. How can I resign in a professional manner?

I began work at a medium-sized startup that neglected to inform me of their impending acquisition. It is possible that it had to be kept secret due to legal reasons, but the fact of the matter is I ...
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Employed but recruited for new job that starts in 4 months - Advice on Notifying Current Employeer

I am currently employed and another company contacted me about a new position the company is creating. They are hoping to have the individual start on July 1 - four months away. They targeted me as ...
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How to tell your team you are quitting?

What is the best way to tell your team that you are quitting? If I am on a current project and nobody knows that I am leaving, what is the best way to tell them this? My boss already knows.
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What are my chances at being hired back at my previous organization? [closed]

2 months ago I was working on some technology for a pretty long time at my previous organization lets call it A. Now a new Organization B which is a start up, but offered me a great position, better ...
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Leaving a Job before 1 year [closed]

I have been in my current job for 7 months. I work for a trade association, mainly responsible for external affairs (community, government, business to business, etc.). Over the past 7 months I have ...
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Is it best to tell your boss that you are quitting via email or in person?

I have found a new position and need to let my current company know. What is the most professional way to tell your boss that you are quitting? Is it via email, in person, or something else? Is ...
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Employer refuses to give relieving order/letter? [duplicate]

This is my first company and I have been working here for almost a year now. It is a small company of about thirty employees and we mostly communicate verbally than through email or other means. When ...
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After quiting my job, can an employer tell me I can't be friends with the family of a client? [closed]

I am in doubt if my former employer can really keeping me from staying in contact with a patient that I took care of when I worked for them. Both the patient family and myself really want to stay in ...
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What is a good way to get honest feedback from leaving employees?

When an employee resigns, it is really difficult to get honest feedback. This usually includes manager, HR and team members, excluding those who have good personal relationship with leaving employee ...
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Should I tell my boss I'm leaving because of them?

I'm not sure that any good could come from this. But it seems false to pretend I'm leaving for other reasons. How should I handle this?
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How to resign when new job offer is at competitor company or client?

I am currently working at company A and have been offered another position at company B, which is company A's client. As these two companies work quite closely at the same location, after the switch ...
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Should I take my bonus then leave? [closed]

My company pays a bonus of 4 months in April (for last year's performances), and once we get the bonus there are no catches such as having to stay on for a certain amount of time and so forth. If we ...
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How best to resign from a company after only a little over a month and paid training [closed]

I was wondering if there is a good way to go about this. I just recently walked into some inheritance that I wasn't expecting and have the option of going back to school full time for a year that ...
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Giving two-weeks notice when on maternity/paternity leave?

My wife is a nurse and is currently on maternity leave. For reasons with work life balance, she wishes to possibly look at another job for when she is ready to go back to work. She has a promising ...
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Independent contractor turned regular employee resignation

I went to work for very small non-profit. I initially thought it would be a regular job but quickly found out I would be considered a independent contractor. I served in that capacity for nearly a ...
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New and superior offer right after signing contract

I have been working for a company for less than a month, and I just receive another offer which I consider really similar, but with a better salary. The issue is that while the workplace of the new ...
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Citing “company culture” as a reason for leaving in a company of 3 [duplicate]

I've decided to leave a start-up after a few months of employment because the boss has poor interpersonal skills, is disrespectful on a daily basis, and turns simple situations into stressful events. ...
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Resigning when you are on annual leave

(UK based question by the way) If you have received a job offer, and now have the written contract, it's now time to hand in that notice to get the ball rolling for your resignation. However you are ...
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Should I do a task which being told to “Forget About It” 3 days before resigning

I have come across a situation where I am being asked and told to "forget about it [a task]" which do not instruct by anyone that I am responsible to the task. The incident happened 3 days before the ...
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My manager is not relieving me after my resignation. How can I get relieved properly? [duplicate]

I work for a service based company in India and I am in probation still. Now I have got a very good opportunity to work for a renowned MNC. So I put down my papers, and I am ready to serve my notice ...
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Leaving a project at a critical time for a much better offer [closed]

I am 25 and basically I work as a Sr. back-end developer at an ecommerce development company. Right now we are at final week of a very expensive and important 7 month project that is supposed to ...
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3 Months notice period in IT company before resigning [closed]

I have come across a situation where my new employer wishes me to join as soon as possible while at my current employee i should give a 1 month notice of period to the date i will last work. so i am ...
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Leaving a job: how to erase my “footprints”?

I have decided to resign from a very small software company, we don't have HR, IT or any of the departments that usually take care of this messy process. I want to make sure that I leave no personal ...