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Shall I mention to my future employer that I am leaving my current company because I am dating my coworker?

I am working at a company that has less than 100 people for 6 months. I started dating one of my coworker in my team for a few months. I decided to leave my current position because she feels it is ...
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Dealing with referrals to another company

A former colleague of mine, "Sheila" left (my current company, {Company A}) to work at a new, larger company {Company B}. Her contract with Company A states that she cannot recruit me to any other ...
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Should I inform HR about my leaving as CEO is unavailable?

We have a flat hierarchy in our company and I wanted to inform my CEO that I'm leaving the company. Unfortunately he is on a 2-week trip and is not available for the time being. Should I inform the ...
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Can I work just what I'm paid for while leaving?

At my current company, I spent months being bullied and told to quit. I then found a much better position, quit and my last day is on Friday. I can honestly say I prepared a very solid handover - ...
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Is it impolite to reject new tasks while I'm leaving the company?

I'm leaving a company that I have worked in for over 4 years. I'm going to say that I'm leaving the company. Is it impolite/rude to reject new tasks and just finish my ongoing tasks? How should I ...
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Is it acceptable/appropriate to cut a contract short to take a vacation?

I'm currently on a six-month contract and there is a cruise I would like to go on that overlaps with the final days of my contract. I can see a pro and a con to asking for this. Pro: Taking a ...
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Leaving a Job and worried about being viewed as a liar

I'll start off by staying that this is my first post and I'm on mobile so sorry for any formatting problems. Shortly after graduating college I found work at a company. During the interview process I ...
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How appropriate is it to ask for a raise while possibly quitting the job soon?

Context : I work in two companies, and I'm thinking about leaving the first one to have more time to focus on learning new technologies and a new language for the foreign country I'm planning to live ...
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HR advised colleague not to notify department he is leaving

An engineering colleague of mine has been planning on leaving for the last several months and is leaving in about a months time. Over this period, the engineering department has not been aware of this ...
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Would it be innapropriate for a former intern to gift their manager at their old workplace?

I spent an entire year in an internship in the Brazilian branch of a multinational telecommunications company before I left for another internship in a local start-up. My manager was at his annual ...
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Should I tell my coworkers I was asked to leave?

I was bullied by my boss for months. He also told me some time ago he wanted me to quit and did virtually everything he could to make me quit. (He wasn't able to fire me, since I didn't do anything ...
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How to pursue a job far in the future?

I'm talking with a company that might want to hire me (not definite yet). I like them a lot and I think I'd like to work there. Here's the catch: if they decide to hire me, they will want a firm ...
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How to resign from a role with an overly emotional boss

I want to leave my job, but I am worried about having to deal with my boss. From previous experience I have seen they do not deal with this well, taking it personally rather than being professional, ...
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How to deal with unsafe working conditions at a college job that are the fault of student workers and not a supervisor?

I have a job replacing light bulbs at my school that involves working with three other students. They have each been working the position significantly longer than I have (I am two weeks in) and have ...
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How to prepare for a leaving colleague without letting the company know about it

we are a small company with about 100 employees. Our department consists of three people. Our bus factor is as close to 1 as it can get. I know for certain, that a colleague will be leaving in october,...
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Should I tell my employer I may be leaving? [duplicate]

I've found many questions on this site that relate to my question, and the overwhelming consensus is say nothing until handing in a notice - I would like to check if the circumstances behind why I'm ...
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Lots of interviews coming up, should I tell my current place I am leaving? [duplicate]

I've been working with this small company (4 people inc me) for 2 years now and although I like the people very much, its time for me to move on. I have had a few interviews so far and a few offers ...
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Is it common for a boss not to want an employee to tell his/her coworkers about his/her departure? [closed]

I am leaving my current employer and have informed him of the decision. In addition to some congratulatory pleasantry, he asked that I do not tell my coworkers about the decision. Is it common that a ...
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Tell my boss the reason I want to stay part-time is because I need to finish school before I move & leave the job?

This summer I'm working at a paid internship. As I've performed very well, my employer wants to hire me full time (this pipeline is the reason the company hires interns), but knows I'm going back to ...
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Best way to give notice to boss if I haven't signed the contract but boss is going on holidays imminently

I have received a verbal offer from another company this morning and I have accepted it. The company has just now requested my postal address from the recruiter. (I assume this is to send me the ...
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Accepting a job offer from a competitor without burning bridges

Before I describe my situation, I'm fully aware of many such questions that are similar but I would like to ask for some specific advice. First, I'm working for an Enterprise Software company and I ...
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Can I take my annual holiday before leaving workplace? [duplicate]

I conveniently joined the company when they just reset their holiday leave, so I have 25 days remaining. However, I think I'm going to leave. Should I take all 25 days before I hand in my notice? P....
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I gave 12 weeks notice but want to leave before the final week [closed]

I gave my employer 12 weeks notice (instead of the normal notice they request of 2 weeks). However, I am not doing much and want to leave before the 12 weeks is over. Am I at risk for any penalty?
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Have to plan international trip for work but might be leaving job soon

I have to plan an international trip in the next few days that will be very expensive for my company that won't be for another month. But I am also far along in the interview process with another ...
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Guilt about leaving company in the middle of projects - 2 or 3 weeks notice? [duplicate]

My boss has done everything to make my experience working at my current company great, including a very recent raise and promotion. I have no complaints. But I've been offered a very large salary ...
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I want to leave the company immediately, but I may lose money

About 2/3 weeks ago, I had a one-on-one meeting with my direct superior/manager in which I explained him that I'm considering leaving the company for different reasons (not related to him). He ...
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Keeping Training Certifications & Diplomas after resignation

I am considering to quit the company I work for in the coming months. Through the years of my employment in the subject company, I have gained several diplomas and certifications, such as user/...
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Dealing with a request to train someone who isn't qualified as part of a job handover [closed]

In Germany, is it acceptable to ask an employee (a Werkstudent, in my case) to teach someone the prerequisite skills to do a job you're leaving? I'm not talking about a handover of tasks and knowledge ...
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How long should I have an automated 'I've left the business message' on? [closed]

I'm leaving my employer (on good terms) at the end of the year. I've set up an automatic reply to people in my organisation who email me that I've left the business and whom to contact in my absence. ...
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Workplace condones bullying - resignation letters and future interviews

Note: With respect to the possible duplicate of the question relating to "badmouthing a previous employer" - there is no intent on doing such a thing, I am asking for the diplomatic way out re both ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for additional compensation when being asked to postpone leaving?

I already have a contract signed for a permanent position with another firm, have announced my resignation and gave my standard two-weeks notice to my current employer. The day after my resignation, ...
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Is it ok to leave my graduate scheme early?

The scheme isn't what I thought it would be in relation to my career development and I was wondering is it normal for people to leave a scheme early?
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How to negotiate conditionally quitting job with manager?

Here's my situation: I am going for higher studies because of which I have to quit my job. The notice period is 1 month. I have applied for my visa to the country of my study but it might come late ...
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Should I clean my code before leaving? [closed]

I'm quitting the company where I worked for one year. I was the only developer, and the product is a web application. The boss really appreciated me; he is sad that I'm leaving. He does not want to ...
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Handing resignation for current job via email [duplicate]

I am soon to be handing in my notice at my part-time office job. From what I've gathered, it seems handing in resignations via email is a little unprofessional... but in my circumstances, would it be ...
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Time to move on or can I help improve standards at the company? [closed]

I'm a web developer that has been working for my current employer for just over one year now. The company sells desktop based project management software, and they hired me because they needed a web ...
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Can I justify a period of unemployment, used to focus on personal projects, to prospective employers?

I have worked as a software developer at a small company for just under a year now, and for various reasons I have decided that it is best for me to leave the company in the near future. Initially I ...
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Can I end the contract without a penalty? [closed]

I work with a company for almost 1yr, and I signed a employment contract which says that they provide me with training and I have to pay £xx if I quit with in a certain amount of time. They said this ...
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How to explain why I am leaving to colleagues when I do not have a new job? [duplicate]

I will be leaving my current position soon, I realised the job was not for me and I did not enjoy it. However I am not leaving to go to a new or better job. I do have a previous manager who I am able ...
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Resigning: How to phrase email and what to say when sending email to all colleagues when leaving? [closed]

I will be leaving my current job soon, I already handed my notice in however I asked for it to be kept low key as I didn't want the whole office and my colleagues ask me why I was leaving etc (I don't ...
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Managing Director is a friend of 20 years - how do I leave without ruining that?

I've been working for the company of a very close friend of mine for the last two years. I really enjoy working for the company and I have a great working relationship with everyone there. I've known ...
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How should I approach pulling out of a project?

So, the story is as follows: I worked as a sysadmin for a year at a company, and one of our clients asked me to rewrite some application for them. I initially said yes, but didn´t sign or anything, ...
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How should I handle having applied to a company my current consultancy company may work with?

I have a very unusual situation at work: I am currently working for a consultancy firm. Since I am not very happy at my job I have considered a few times to leave. Last week I applied for another job ...
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What to expect informal lunch where one coworker is leaving and another new member is joining?

We originally have planned an informal lunch to celebrate a new member joining our team. However, unexpectedly a senior co-worker of the team has also decided to leave during the same week so a ...
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how should i approach my boss with my resignation letter? [duplicate]

So the time has come for me to hand my notice in, as I'm going back to the company I left 6 months ago returning to a higher position making more money and with a good training program set out for me. ...
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Company wants me to sign work contract my first day, but I don´t want to leave my current job until signed contract

I am currently working in company A. I have recieved an offer to start in company B, and I accepted. When the first interviewer asked me "when can you start?" I said two weeks from the day the docs ...
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How to tell my boss I am leaving for my former employer [duplicate]

I started my new job back in October as I was frustrated with my former employment as I was no where near a promotion in my department. I left for my new job that was a little bit more salary but ...
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Giving more than one week's notice when only entitled to one week of severance

In Canada, if one is only entitled to one week of severance pay if laid off (ie: worked for a company for less than 1 year, but completed the 3 month probationary period), should one give more than ...
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Can staying late look like something bad?

I recently started working in a big company and want to do my best to stay here, of course. I am single and live close to my office so I don't mind staying late at all. I actually like it because the ...
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Am I killing my future in software developing with my current job? [closed]

I'm a new, almost B.E graduate (Working on my thesis-work) and I'm working full time at the IT-department at my work. When I first started they say in the interview that I would be developing program ...