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48 votes
7 answers
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"Conspiring" to leave the company, along with another coworker [duplicate]

I work at a very small software development firm (6 people, not including the boss) where the accumulating dissatisfaction with the workplace is forcing me to start actively looking for alternative ...
Vincent Adultman's user avatar
28 votes
5 answers
8k views

How do I not join a project without telling the reason is I will probably quit before the project will be over? [duplicate]

I'm working for a company which has started a one-year project with government aid. For this project the composition of the team and every member must be approved by the government. Because of some ...
snubc's user avatar
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15 votes
5 answers
6k views

Giving my employer two year's notice [duplicate]

I'm currently employed as an engineer. I've been at my current job for about 4 years. I'm quite happy with the work, and with my coworkers, and with the working environment as a whole; I honestly have ...
Elric's user avatar
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7 votes
3 answers
11k views

Is it appropriate to leave a company in the middle of small and large projects? [duplicate]

I have been at my job as a Jr. Developer for about a year an half and it is now time for me to leave and find work closer to home. I am in the middle of a smaller project, one I should have finished ...
Matthew Verstraete'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
-1 votes
3 answers
835 views

How to correctly leave your company [duplicate]

I am in a small development company. I am fine and I like the people there, but I have just been offered a job and it is really interesting. So I have decided to accept it. I was not looking for it, ...
S. Dre's user avatar
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2 votes
3 answers
897 views

Should I tell my boss I want to quit soon, so someone else can take the project that I am currently introduced to? [duplicate]

After 2.5 years working at my current job (programming), I recently came to the conclusion that I want to find a new workplace. Reason for this is solely my boss who (in general has a good heart but) ...
Thomas'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
9 votes
4 answers
2k views

How to get out of a situation where you are a useful bottleneck? [duplicate]

I am a data scientist in a big company (10K employees). I have to say I appreciate my job (for now) and leaving is not my preferred solution, even though it's in scope. So, in the last 2 years, I ...
UsefulBobby2's user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
2k views

How to handle vacation handover when I cannot trust anyone in my team? [duplicate]

I have trouble taking longer periods of vacation due to the fact that many of my specialist knowledge and experiences are unique and I have not trained anyone on those skills. One of the main reasons ...
Michael87's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
547 views

Our team is already struggling to meet deadlines and i am planning to leave. What considerations should i take? [duplicate]

I work in a relatively small team. Upper management has basically tied our hands to tight deadlines for the next year or so meaning basically all developer resources are fully booked for the ...
ThrowAway072016's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
2k views

How does a Lead prepare to leave a job gracefully? [duplicate]

What are some best practice for someone in management to leave in a manner that does not leave the company with a major gap? Is the normal 2 week minimum enough for the company to normally handle the ...
thraway176's user avatar
-4 votes
5 answers
1k views

About Knowledge Transfer Issue [duplicate]

While I am leaving my current company, they have asked me to do a knowledge transfer. What should I do and what do I need to present to them?
pavankumar's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
650 views

Potentially Leaving Company - Don't want to create additional problems [duplicate]

I work in a consultancy and recently one of my colleagues resigned. Currently, management is talking about reassigning me to this colleague’s project once he leaves. However, I am nearing a job ...
Throwaway_46067's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
156 views

How to turnover a utility which I manage [duplicate]

A little over two years ago (about a week after being hired into my first job), I was asked to improve a system used by our office. It was supposed to be a quick and easy thing, maybe two weeks. I ...
wnnmaw's user avatar
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-1 votes
2 answers
187 views

Dealing with a lack of team and possible replacements [duplicate]

I work mostly alone without much direction from management. Really, I am not certain if management even knows the business process as most of the business processes/practices I created them without ...
Miroslav's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
97 views

How to make sure important team members leaving doesn't impact knowledge transfer on a project? [duplicate]

I have recently joined a new company, and after 4 month of my joining, 2 of my team members are leaving this company. Technically, the project is not doing so good, and the team members also didn't ...
user1149555's user avatar
208 votes
17 answers
41k views

How to deal with a coworker that writes software to give him job security instead of solving problems?

I have a coworker that primarily develops programs for internal use in the company. They design their programs in such a way that they progressively consolidate their position within the company so ...
bob glausl's user avatar
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162 votes
16 answers
42k views

Am I responsible for finding my own replacement?

Background: I work at a small company where I am the currently the sole developer. I am planning to leave on a certain date in the near future, and do not wish to reveal this information to my ...
user99151's user avatar
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80 votes
11 answers
14k views

If my employer is planning a big project around me, should I tell them I'm looking for a new job?

I've been in meetings all week with my small company's owners, planning a big project for which I am a critical resource. However, meanwhile I'm looking for a job. My company has pretty low ...
zipquincy's user avatar
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94 votes
10 answers
30k views

Should I warn my boss I might take sick leave?

Due to reasons mainly unrelated to my job, I've been depressed, get suicidal thoughts, experience tiredness, lack of motivation, face difficulty in concentrating, etc. Due to these reasons, and after ...
user3399'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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66 votes
10 answers
19k views

Resigning a couple of months before an event : is it abusive resignation?

I'm currently working as a software developer for a small company (9 persons) in France. For different reasons, mostly because I feel at a dead end in this job and I don't see any ways how this could ...
R0m1's user avatar
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45 votes
10 answers
9k views

Should I stay irreplaceable in the company by keeping all skills to myself?

I sometimes hear from my managers that I should start training my responsibilities to others so I don't have too much on my plate or can be more flexible when making my holiday decisions. For some ...
NewBoss's user avatar
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29 votes
10 answers
7k views

Restricting outside activities of 'key' people in a project in order to reduce risk

Is it reasonable to restrict the activities of key people in a project outside of work (e.g. non-essential personal travel) as we head towards crunch time. The intent behind this being the minimizing ...
user43744's user avatar
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35 votes
5 answers
30k views

Messed up at work and don't know what to do

I have been working for one year on a data science project, from finding the stakeholder and the work to running A/B tests and finally to productionising the project. Part of running A/B tests ...
Tom Kealy's user avatar
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43 votes
7 answers
23k views

My employer wants me to write a guide for doing my job

I'm on my way out of a company doing tech work for an SMB (Small or Medium-sized Business) and I happen to be the only expert on various parts of the company's operation. I gained this knowledge ...
thanby's user avatar
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15 votes
11 answers
11k views

Is it discrimination when my boss treats me differently after finding out that I'm looking for a new job? [closed]

I've been working for a company for a few years. Recently, I decided to look for a new job and found a position which requires me to wait for around 6 months to know if I am accepted or not. For some ...
m4k0t0's user avatar
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68 votes
4 answers
21k views

How do I resign without burning bridges when I'm a critical staff member?

I work as an engineer at a startup technology company in the United States, and for several reasons, such as: A culture of working more than 8 hours a day. A loud "open office" environment and a ...
cwatkins's user avatar
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65 votes
4 answers
8k views

If I did a good job delegating all my work to a team I built, and there is no work left, am I redundant?

I have been commended for doing a good job building a team and I currently have absolutely zero hands-on work. I also believe the team is doing very well on their own and need minimal supervision. Or ...
RiRedundantDurant's user avatar
36 votes
3 answers
24k views

Jokingly told my boss "I quit" on April Fools, and I think I just got fired [closed]

I jokingly told my manager "I quit" via email (it was longer than that) as an April Fools joke. We get along pretty well normally. Well, it seems my joke was taken a bit too seriously as I just got ...
31 votes
6 answers
16k views

How do I write technical handover documentation before leaving a company?

I am serving notice period in my organization, and a project manager has asked me to write down a document on what I have done. I have briefly mentioned the points on which I have worked, but I have ...
Akash's user avatar
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8 votes
9 answers
3k views

How does a non team player answer questions about team playing [closed]

I am asking a question for my friend; he is searching for a position in the corporate world. Let's call him "Joe". This Joe guy does not think working in a team necessarily means the best product ...
happybuddha's user avatar
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28 votes
6 answers
7k views

How to deal with a boss that continues to do day-to-day work?

My boss (and, actually, his boss too, which is the company general director) are generally quite good. But it happens (seldom, but frequently enough) that they start to fiddle with the details: day to ...
Lorenzo Dematté's user avatar
23 votes
7 answers
3k views

Is there an effective personal strategy or methodology to stop bringing work issues home?

In my work environment I interact on a daily basis with people who are not as technically strong as they should be. Who do not have the necessary managerial and administrative skills to run teams or ...
Ourjamie's user avatar
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15 votes
6 answers
3k views

How to address management concerns for "what if you leave?"

Background: I am a systems guys/developer. I develop a lot of intranet websites and apps used by thousands of people at my company (almost 100K employees globally). For the most part my company ...
blankip's user avatar
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8 votes
4 answers
2k views

My boss told me I'd have to pay him to quit. Can he do that? [closed]

I'm negotiating my updated contract at work and my boss, in an attempt to get me to comply, told me I could owe him up to $20,000 if I were to quit. His argument was that he invested a lot of money ...
mightQuit's user avatar
  • 165
17 votes
4 answers
10k views

How to make a smooth exit transition?

I have worked at my current company for 13 months now, and have accepted an offer yesterday from another firm. I love the work environment at my current job and all my coworkers, but an increased ...
im so confused's user avatar
17 votes
3 answers
2k views

How can I ethically "ease into" quitting a job?

This is a first for me, as I've never quit a full-time job before. I've been with my company for several years now and my relationship with my team is great; however, a better opportunity has opened ...
RandomUser's user avatar
7 votes
3 answers
2k views

I'm critical to the company, but underpaid and seeking new employment. Should I tell my superiors?

I am in a critical niche position at a medium sized (~300 person) company and I am not respected and grossly underpaid. My daily operations are required in order for the company to function and there ...
Quinma's user avatar
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3 votes
3 answers
3k views

Should I wait to leave my company after I finish a big project? What's the best way to do this?

So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm ...
q-compute's user avatar
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7 votes
4 answers
4k views

How to quit when you are the last developer on the team?

While my question is similar to this question, my situation is a bit different. I am part of a small development team consisting of two developers, my firend/colleague and myself. There is also a ...
user34389's user avatar
11 votes
3 answers
2k views

How to leave a startup as the sole developer

I'm the only developer at an early stage startup (think ~5 people). I have no problems with my current job or coworkers, but a much better offer has come along and I'm considering taking it. How can ...
hello friends's user avatar
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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1 vote
2 answers
694 views

Should I keep quiet about personal plans which might impact a demanding project my new employer has planned? [closed]

I have the offer to join a new company soon and they have a demanding project in the pipeline where I would have to work for at least a couple of years without any break apart from the legally granted ...
user18600's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
2k views

How do I resign gracefully from a professional job?

This question is intended to be a canonical question, see Make that answer a canonical answer to "how to quit gracefully in a professional way" I am currently working in a full time ...
Walfrat's user avatar
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5 votes
3 answers
1k views

How can I prevent employer from making a significant investment in me since I may leave the job soon?

I left my previous employer for a new company half-mindedly, mostly because I couldn't find a better opportunity. After working for just 1 month, I have interviewed for another company. The interview ...
johngreen's user avatar
  • 161
11 votes
1 answer
6k views

How can I get a stapler and better keyboard? [closed]

Several weeks ago, I was involved in an untimely accident with a bus. It was tragic and I can't help but wonder if I would have looked better for that bus had I enjoyed the little things in life more. ...
enderland's user avatar
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-1 votes
1 answer
2k views

Sociopath for coworker at startup [closed]

I work as a programmer at a small tech startup. The team is ~6 people. I've been working there almost 3 years. I am the first employee, but not a founder. One of the founders has treated me like ...
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