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Usually when I quit my job, I walk up to my boss and hand them a letter.
I like the personal touch of being able to do it face-to-face, and usually when an employee stops by your office with a letter in hand you have some idea where the conversation is going, so its no great surprise.
But when working a remote job, I am not so sure. My options are :
- Send an Email
- Send him a message on our Instant Message system
- Request a time to call him and do it via phone call
My main concerns are that he is very busy. He gets many emails, which can sometimes get ignored, however I wouldn't like to surprise him via a call or chat message. Also, calls and chat messages do not carry the same kind of permanent paper trail that a written letter would for the HR file.
Is there an ideal mode of communication for resigning from a Remote Job?