Linked Questions

375 votes
13 answers
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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,...
enderland's user avatar
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103 votes
5 answers
20k views

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 ...
user54817's user avatar
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68 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 ...
Michael A's user avatar
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60 votes
7 answers
18k views

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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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 ...
Meo's user avatar
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47 votes
7 answers
15k views

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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44 votes
7 answers
21k views

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 ...
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33 votes
7 answers
10k views

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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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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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 ...
katie-92's user avatar
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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 ...
dranonymous'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 ...
xsnvt'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
6 votes
4 answers
2k views

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 ...
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