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How to resign from company that will fail if I quit [duplicate]

I work for a startup in Ottawa, and have been with the company for just over a year now. The CEO promised me stock options, a massive completion bonus, and a month of paid vacation to offset the ...
Chase's user avatar
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33 votes
7 answers
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Putting in 2 weeks notice, but if I leave there is no replacement; how to address this? [duplicate]

I’m feeling extremely guilty about putting in my 2 weeks with the company I currently work for and here is why. I’ve been with this company for 4 years now and it’s only been the pharmacist and ...
mary's user avatar
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47 votes
7 answers
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Can I leave in the middle of a project? (programmer) [duplicate]

I have been working here since I graduated, as a software engineer for approximately 5 years at this company. In the first 3 years I thought everything I went through was learning, even though the ...
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8 votes
3 answers
3k views

Quitting a job as a key employee [duplicate]

I am a PhD working in a critical role in a fortune company. I have been with them for 5 years. The company invested a lot in my research, and the technology is finally taking off. We have projects ...
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0 votes
4 answers
6k views

Should I feel guilty for job searching? [duplicate]

I am interviewing for a well-known company right now, passed the initial phone screening and have been invited to the final round. My boss is oblivious to this, and since I am effectively second in ...
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6 votes
4 answers
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Resigning will cripple my department, but I am resigning because of a near crippled department [duplicate]

I am on a team of people that only has two software developers left when notionally our goal is to be a tech driven department. That is because they cannot fill the other 10-15 positions, a ...
KingOfCarsinFargo's user avatar
3 votes
7 answers
3k views

Changing a job in a company where people are fully dependent on me [duplicate]

In the beginning when I applied for the job - I've given an information that the only reason I'm coming to their company (which is a Software House) was because I got rejected from a dream job at the ...
M.George's user avatar
5 votes
5 answers
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Can I avoid burning bridges while resigning (at a critical time) [duplicate]

About a half year ago, my department lead verbally promised me a promotion to "principal developer", which comes with a pay raise and lots of perks. When annual reviews came up in October I ...
Tien's user avatar
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8 votes
3 answers
2k views

How to go through resigning when I'm the only developer in the company? [duplicate]

I've been with this company for 2 years now and I'm the only developer. In that 2 years I've developed 1 web application and 1 mobile app. Now I am being given new task but I'm already planning to ...
anitstudent's user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
646 views

Should I let my employer know I am looking? [duplicate]

I am currently working at an agency as a developer. I have been applying to positions for the last few months (including turning down an offer that I didn't feel was a good fit). Until recently, I ...
Anonymous's user avatar
2 votes
5 answers
716 views

How to approach an employer knowing you'll likely burn a bridge [duplicate]

So, my work history is winding. I have worked at 1 job for 3 years as an entry level position. Last year I graduated college and moved into the field I got a degree in. I kept my job at the company in ...
Andrew T's user avatar
5 votes
4 answers
678 views

Planning to leave startup which is about to raise funds [duplicate]

I am planning to leave my current job. The company is a startup which has been working on the product for two years and i have worked here for a year. I take care of the Backend and Machine Learning. ...
xssChauhan's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
799 views

How do I quit gracefully, without burning any bridges? [duplicate]

This is what my current situation looks like. I have an offer from a big tech company, with a start date of around mid November. At my current job I have around a week's worth of unused PTO and I ...
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0 votes
1 answer
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How to leave open the possibility of returning when resigning [duplicate]

I have a good working relationship at my work place. It is a 50-100 person sized company, I have a good relationship with my boss and the CEO. I plan to resign. I love my current job, they've treated ...
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0 votes
2 answers
940 views

Will leaving in the middle of a big project hurt my relationship with my current boss(es)? [duplicate]

The company I work for is a mid-sized multinational organisation in the engineering sector in Asia. This is my first job, and I've been working here close to 3 years. Without going into details, I ...
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1 vote
3 answers
720 views

New manager asking me to stay (with matching counteroffer) after accepting another job [duplicate]

I am an expat living in Germany. I work for one of the most reputed e-commerce companies here. I have been working here since 2 years now. The job is not bad, but management and the CEO have made some ...
Spaniard89's user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
551 views

Warn my employer [duplicate]

I'm actually kind of new in my company (been here for 4 months now) and my boss has been really kind to me in the way of giving me responsabilities and thrusting my judgement. I'm a programmer analyst ...
JoeBackstab's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
258 views

How to ask for a lay off and quit a company without burning bridges [duplicate]

I have been working in a start-up for over a year now but I am considering quitting the company. There are several reasons, working remotely most of the time and the isolation really pushing me over ...
svahidhoss's user avatar
375 votes
13 answers
76k views

How can I prepare for getting hit by a bus?

As a member of small teams, I had significant responsibility. Whether driving progress by organizing meetings or maintaining/creating/understanding a large percentage of specific technical information,...
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50 votes
7 answers
14k views

Leaving job close to major deadlines

I've been at my current position for 11 months, and have been working on a pretty big project that I was hired to complete. I haven't made as much progress as expected by my bosses (for some good ...
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103 votes
5 answers
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How should you gracefully leave a company you helped start?

I am a co-founder of a software startup in the B2B space. I am an engineer and have helped build much of our platform from the ground up. It's been 3+ years since we started doing this and we've ...
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93 votes
6 answers
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Would I be wrong to leave the start-up I’m working for with one month’s notice? [duplicate]

I work for a 25-person startup company. Even though we are a startup we have good funding from a big investor. My role here is CTO (not co-founder) taking care of 5-6 people (used to be 10+). My boss ...
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44 votes
7 answers
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How to appropriately quit a "bad" unpaid internship?

Let me preface this by noting, I put the quotations around bad because it's how I feel about the experience, I understand this may be a "good" opportunity for someone else. I started working this ...
aLeek Productions's user avatar
69 votes
3 answers
13k views

How do I resign when I know my employer will lose a big client when I leave?

I'm in a tricky position. I don't enjoy where I'm working and I've been offered another opportunity. Unfortunately, I know the current client that I'm consulting for isn't on good terms with my ...
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15 votes
4 answers
5k views

How to tell my boss that I am quitting

I worked for a contracting company for three years. I am grateful that they sponsored me and arranged a work visa and now I have obtained permanent residency. During that time, I was placed to work ...
Marce's user avatar
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5 votes
3 answers
804 views

How do I explain to my manager that I am searching/found a new job at another company? [duplicate]

I have been working as an R&D Engineer at Company A for a year now and have decided to start looking for new employment opportunities due to financial reasons. Company A has given me a ton of ...
The_Bird's user avatar
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6 votes
4 answers
2k views

How do I tell my boss I'm leaving to start my own business? [duplicate]

TLDR How do I tell my boss of ~9 months that I want to leave to run my own business? I will start with a bit of (relevant) background to this question to give some context. I was a self employed web ...
AnonWantsToFreelance's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to not burn bridges and leave a small company at "crunch time"

I've seen the possible duplicate, thank you for pointing that out! It's different only in that I'm focused on preserving personal relationships in a job that was otherwise pretty good to me, but can't ...
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11 votes
2 answers
2k views

How should I (or companies in general) handle transitioning after resignation with a bus factor of 1?

I'm resigning from the startup that I work at on Monday, giving the US-standard notice of two weeks. I am the sole developer on one of the platforms that our product supports, to the extent that no ...
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2 votes
3 answers
2k views

Abandoning my position without throwing my co-workers under the bus

I work at a hospital, under a union. About a year ago, management approached me and asked me I I'd like take on an inventory position, since I have a fair amount of seniority, and the previous ...
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