I've been offered a position at a new company. I'm excited about it, I've negotiated a start date a month from now so that I can wrap things up at my current job. However, I have a problem that I wasn't expecting:
- My direct manager is taking a month long vacation (technically, it's three, but they are back-to-back-to-back) and will be gone from February 1st through the 28th)
- His boss works in a remote office and only travels to our location a few times a year. He last visited us in mid-January. He won't be back until at least April. On top of that, he also has a vaction planned for the first half of February (expected to return around the 18-19th).
- My Vice President doesn't know who I am. The cons of working in a large multinational, I suppose. Providing my resignation directly to him seems inappropriate.
I can (and probably will) give my resignation directly to Human Resources. However, by doing so, and not talking to my management chain directly, I feel this is going to look like I'm leaving because I'm upset/disgruntled/etc. That's not true and this is simply unfortunate timing for me.
How can I relay that I would have talked to them if they were around, but due to scheduling issues (vacations) they were not so I had to talk directly to HR without letting them know I was leaving?