I resigned from my job 3 weeks back. The resignation was a verbal one and upon asking my manager, if any written communication is needed? My manager asked me not to put up any mail as management wanted to give me a counter offer.
I also communicated my new employer date of joining keeping in my 2 months notice period. I also informed my management about the same. I was promised that there would not be any problem in my relieving if I do not accept the counteroffer.
When I say management it means my direct manager and her manager(very senior guy, country head) as well.
After 3 weeks of this discussion, I did not receive any counter offer so I finally emailed the HR department about my resignation. HR is now saying 2 months notice starts from the date of the email. HR also said that they would discuss the matter with management. Also, my manager is now unhappy that I have involved HR in this.
My manager still says there won't be any issue in my relieving but is not giving the same in email.
I have now started feeling that I have made a mistake not writing the email on the first day itself. What can I do now to make sure there is a smooth and timely relieving process.
UPDATE: There was no issue in the relieving process and everything went smooth.