I accepted an offer from a company and decided to inform my Manager. Out of respect, I felt it wouldn't be a great idea to directly resign without having a word with him first.
So I sent in the email explaining my reasons for the job switch. He replied back with:
This is a bit surprising. I'll talk to you soon. Have lots of expectations.
Now the last part of that email is what's confusing me. From what I know, it could mean the following:
- I expect a lot of effort from your side in order to have a smooth transition (like Knowledge Transfer sessions, finding a replacement etc)
- Perhaps it was a typo and he meant "(I) had lots of expectations (from you), so it's disappointing to see you on the verge of resigning"
- Again a typo but this time, he probably meant "(You) have a lot of explanation to do" [even though I mentioned the reason for leaving so this might not be a probable option]
If it matters, this is a big US MNC who has offshore development offices in India.
A bit of background about my work history at this company. I'm a relatively new hire (about 6 months). There was no probationary period as I was already an experienced candidate. From my interactions with my Manager (though very little), it appeared that he was happy with my performance. I had also got raving reviews from the client in only my second project in the company, which was duly forwarded to the whole of India team by him.
I had also worked from home many times during this time and he didn't seem to have any problems with that as I always delivered on time and without much issues. So all in all, I can say that I was a performing employee.