I submitted my resignation yesterday and it was not smooth at all. I want to discuss it a little bit and get feedback on my side.
So first I submitted by E-Mail. I planned of sending an email to give a heads up and then meeting CEO and discuss details with my written letter. I feel it was bad decision and mistake on my part because they were pissed I sent an E-Mail rather than doing it in person.
It was a visa sponsored job in Germany and they took my decision to quit very personally and were visibly angry, partly because they sponsored my visa. I quitted in around ~6 months because of very dis-satisfaction with working conditions and working hours. I tried to work, but I just couldn't bear working conditions there. They are not very horrible, but it's just I have worked in much better companies. And there were several things about them I didn't like.
They asked what I didn't like. When I tried explaining, I felt they were not very open to feedback and they just tried to justify themselves without letting me speak.
There is one problem I specifically want to talk about. Two days ago, I was assigned a new one-month long project (for 1 person)(we are software development agency). But yesterday I finally had appointment at local employment agency and I got their permission to change job. My probation period was also ending this month, so if I had not resigned yesterday, I would have got stuck here for 2 months because my notice period is 2 months after probation period vs 2 week now. They were angry why I didn't told them earlier. It was because I couldn't resign until I had permission from govt because of visa. They literally told me why I didn't told them I am looking for a new job.
I want to leave on good terms. So I am thinking of completing the project over weekend and work extra after end of probation period. I don't want to do it, but I don't want them to hate me either. They literally told me my resignation so soon is leaving a very negative perception of me in their eyes.
My questions are:
A) Is resignation over E-Mail considered unprofessional?
B) Am I professionally obliged to work on a visa sponsored job even if I am not satisfied with working conditions and I tried 6 months to make it work?
C) Am I supposed to give head-ups to my employer that I am planning to quit until I am not sure if I am allowed to legally?
D) What are my professional obligations towards unfinished projects at the time of resignation. They just accepted the project 2 days ago and said if I had resigned a day earlier, they wouldn't have accepted the project. Am I oblige to finish it? I have an option to work Monday-Sunday and finish it as much as possible before I leave. But there is one more problem. I only have 1 month since my day of quitting to accept a new job. If I don't by then, I have to apply for another visa, and later change to work visa. That will cause me to be unemployed for a while and without any salary. I don't suppose they will pay me if I am unemployed because of waiting for visa. So I just want to use this time instead to find a good job ASAP.