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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 ...
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Is a resignation letter always needed?

I recently put in my two-weeks notice and prepared a resignation letter as is generally expected. It was short, to the point, and did not provide much more than "I'm leaving, you've been a great boss, ...
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Should I be honest about why I quit a job I really liked? [closed]

I took a job directly out of school 18 months ago with an employer I'd done an internship with and because we had mutual "good feelings" about each other. When I was offered the position, the salary ...
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How to convey management that responsibilities given are way off the job description? [closed]

(This is rephrased version of my original question.) As a person hired for position of senior developer, I was made to work with several groups working on different projects mainly as backup-member ...
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Problem getting notice period reduced

I resigned at the start of this month and wanted to have my notice period of 2 months reduced to 2 weeks. The company (my manager and HOD) tried to retain me by making promises of better work and a ...
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Resigning two months after promotion [closed]

I've been with this company for 4 years and was just recently "promoted". It's really a lateral movement with a better title and more money. I do not feel I would be able to stay in this role for more ...
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How to use remaining annual leave when manager will not respond?

I have given notice to leave the company and have asked to take my few days remaining annual leave during this period, my email requests have been ignored, manager never available for telephone ...
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Co-leader quit in anger, now says “it doesn't count”: how to enforce [closed]

I am a co-leader with another person on a group project. Today she said "I quit. I'll tell our supervisor." I went ahead and talked to our supervisor informing them of this. Also I sent an email to ...
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How to cut off helping an old job, colleague, friend? [duplicate]

So I just recently resigned from my position as an IT manager. I will be starting my new position tomorrow. I believe I left on good terms with the president of the company. And I do not want to ...
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Required notice for a contractor in Australia [closed]

As a labour hire contractor, my employment is covered by a contract. The contract specifies that I can be dismissed at any time for any - or no - reason, without notice, but I am "requested" to ...
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Should I quit or try harder? [closed]

I joined this company 2 months back. I felt a negative vibe on the first day of my job. Also, reviews of the company on Glassdoor were not so good. However, I thought I should give it a try because ...
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Employer demanding I help with recruiting after my one-month notice of resignation

I've notified my employer about my resignation, and it's been one month already, but they still haven't managed to hire an employee that fits my current position. I'm the only developer in this ...
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what to do when a you next employer ask you about your previous employer's contacts?

I hate working in my company, the managers were really stressful and the environment was really dark so i had some problems with them: once the manager started yelling at me for no reason, the ...
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Can I delete all my professional e-mails after resigning my job?

I recently resigned from my job where I worked for more than 5 years (we parted on good conditions). What should I do with my professional e-mails (both sent and received)? There are some e-mails ...
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How does one title a resignation email?

I am in a situation where I need to tell my current employer that I am leaving. I know what I want to say in the body of the email I am using to do so, and have that written out in full. Problem is, I ...
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Strategy for parting ways with colleague without burning bridges

I have read through similar questions about not burning bridges, but most of them reference a scenario where the applicant wants to: "Retract acceptance" or "reject offer". My question deals with ...
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Resignation when manager is on leave

I have recently found a new job and I need to start in a month in a half. I need to give 30 days notice to resign, which would be in the next week (I planned it all out so that I have enough time to ...
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Being managed out [closed]

I accepted a job a few months ago with a large company and it has become apparent that my boss does not like me. I could try to identify things that I have done but even at the interview stage I felt ...
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What should I do about the notice period? [closed]

I recently got a job offer and I've already resigned from my current company. Now the problem is that new company wants me to join prior to the date mentioned in my offer letter. I had already made it ...
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Building access controls removed for leavers

My workplace recently updated the access control system so now you need to swipe in and out and if the system thinks you're inside already, it won't let you come in again (say you forgot to swipe out ...
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How can I tell the head of company that my boss is incompetent?

I'm leaving my current position at a small startup to work elsewhere. While here I've been shocked by the incompetency of my boss, the CTO. The company is very small, < 10 people and everyone works ...
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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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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. ...