I handed in my notice last week and the CEO has been swaying backwards and forwards on when to make the announcement to the rest of my colleagues.
They seem to be worried that this news will appear negatively to new team members as two colleagues have already left in the past couple of months for the same reason I am leaving (we have not been consulted in any decision making and have had projects taken from us by the boss, there is not a lot of transparency and the secrets and poor communication have created an undesirable environment). I have told my boss that the reason I quit is to pursue a career in another field, I didn't not mention how fed up I was with it all.
I want to be honest with my team and tell them sooner rather than later. I was told to wait "until the team is ready" and that I am being unprofessional for wanting to tell them myself. I've been advised to wait another two weeks before telling them, but I'm uncomfortable with hiding this from them.
I have another two and a half months with this company, and I don't want to leave on a sour note (especially when I still need a reference).
- Is announcing my departure the CEOs decision or mine?
- Is my wanting to tell my team unprofessional?
Note: I do not want to tell any of our clients, just the team I have worked closely with for the last two years.