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I have never given a noticed period so I am not sure how it is going to be, but my question are post notice period.Am I obliged to give an answer to the question if my manager asks things like what company you are going to or what package they are offering you, so we might know and offer you same? Am I obliged to answer those as notice period I am still under the contract and I to sound rude in other words burn all the bridges.

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  • Do you want them to give you a counter offer? If not, their "we might offer you the same" reasoning is not applicable to you. If yes... – Dukeling Nov 14 '17 at 13:03

what company you are going to or what package they are offering you, so we might know and offer you same?

You are not obligated to answer any such questions.

Based on my experience, I would tell your soon to be former employer as little as possible. They don't really need to know where your going, what role you are taking, or how much dough you will be making.

Once you start the new role, if you feel the need to share information regarding your new position with former co-workers, do it after you are gone and have started your new role.

If you are asking as it may relate to a counter offer, do not do this. Accepting a counter offer almost always is a bad idea. See this answer as to things to consider regarding a counter offer.

Workplace counter offer answer


No. Your notice period serves as a time period for you to close all business with the company gradually. Nothing more. You are under no obligation to tell them anything that you do not want to.

This also applies to the Exit Interview, where they may try to squeeze out this information, or try and generate a critical response from you. Remember to always stay polite and professional and in case you do feel the need to suggest improvements, use facts and numbers instead of stating what you feel.

Cheers! :)


It's not uncommon for them to ask the sorts of questions you are talking about- you are under no obligation to answer them however. You can still refuse politely

Sorry but I'd rather not say

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