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I accepted an offer at a new workplace last night. I typed up my resignation letter and planned to formally resign first thing this morning. My boss has no idea that I am planning on leaving, but I've consciously been trying to lighten my work load over the past couple weeks so that the transition will be easier when I leave. I had everything planned out for this resignation and mentally prepared myself for all the different ways this might go.
But my boss isn't here today and I don't know when he'll be back.
If he doesn't show up, how am I supposed to resign? Am I supposed to wait til he gets in (whether that be tomorrow or sometime next week)? If so, how should that affect the notice I give? Should I give my resignation to a higher up or resign via email? What is the protocol here?