In December 2018, my boss and I have talked about the company’s situation (it still has issues), so he asked me if I’m planning to continue working here. I said no and that I have to go. He then asked when I would leave. My first answer was in January 2019, but he requested me to stay until we’ve hired a replacement, hence I said I’ll stay until the first half of February.
It’s almost February and my boss still hasn’t started looking for a replacement. (I would know if he did). I’m afraid he might be deliberately putting it aside because I agreed to his request but didn’t give a definite date of departure, which was my bad. Until now I’m scolding myself about it. Anyway.
Our labor law requires a 30-day notice period when an employee resigns, that’s why I wanted to give it already. Is it professional that I’ll be handing the notice this late, given that my boss and I had talked about my quitting verbally? Wouldn’t it look like I’m hurrying my way out? What would be a polite response if he reminds me that I agreed to stay until a replacement arrives?
Note: I did some editing to the context. Also, if it ever helps, I’m his sole employee. Knowing my boss, he delays things to his convenience, hence the last question on the third paragraph. Even if we’ve verbally talked about February, it was of no use.