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Questions about leaving one's job.

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I have an upcoming performance review but I'm planning to leave work within a couple months [duplicate]

I don't enjoy the work with my current employer and I'm planning to leave within the next couple months. I'd like to start doing some freelance work and travel. The people at my current workplace ...
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How to leave gracefully from a subsidiary company

All. I would like to hear some advice on how to leave a subsidiary company gracefully. Background I have been working for a company for a little more than two years. Due to bureaucracies and ...
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Former job asking for laptop password weeks after leaving

I left my job and turned in my laptop. On that work laptop, I used my "usual" personal password, as the password. When I left and turned in the laptop, no-one asked for the password. A couple of ...
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How should I clean up, before I quit my job [on hold]

Recently I just started a new job and decided to quit soon after realizing it does not fit me. The only thing I concern about is that, while I was working I was talking to people on a website where ...
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Can I quit in the middle of a project as a freelancer?

I'm kinda new to the job market and I'm basically only working to get some extra money as I'm currently in the last year of university. At this moment I'm freelancing for a company and I signed a ...
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Should I leave the job for which I am not competent? [on hold]

As I said in the title I got the job but I know I am not competent for this job because I do not have enough knowledge about this job. I feel like I stole the job from someone who is eligible for the ...
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How should I write my resignation for my situation and should I have a few job opportunities in mind before I turn in my week's notice?

I've been working with this small interior design firm (although "contractor" would be more accurate) for a total of 10 days, but I can already tell that I won't enjoy being in this line of work for ...
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Should I volunteer for a pay cut?

I work for a very small software shop (2 employees) and was brought in when they were awarded a large project 2 years back. At that time I was offered a pay that is higher than the industry as the ...
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Started a new job and already feel like quitting, but I have a 6 month probation period [duplicate]

So I've been working for this interior design company for a week and a half, under the impression that I would be sourcing clients in sales rather than being a interior designer-in-training. And now ...
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Should I quit my current job to take some time to prepare for the next interview? [duplicate]

I am a senior developer in the Java domain. I want to quit my current job and find a new one in the next 2 months or so. The problem: I feel like I've been out of touch with some of the latest ...
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As a grad, does leaving at the end of probation have negative impact on CV?

My first-ever employer made a serious mistake in assessing how much they could offer. My salary offer got reduced significantly right after starting at the company, and I don't intend on accepting it. ...
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How can I deal with a manager who gives an unfairly negative appraisal?

A manager (a little higher than my direct manager in the food chain) who I worked with for 1 month ruined an entire appraisal result of mine, and nothing's stopping them from doing it again. This ...
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How to decline additional responsibilities because I'm planning on leaving the company?

I have been working for a multinational company in Portugal for approximately 4 years. My manager is on an indeterminate leave and I have been acting as her back-up, because I am the person with ...
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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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3answers
924 views

Can I resign without notice due to unhealthy working conditions?

I've been working at a fast food joint part-time for about 2 weeks and I'm doing the job of cashier and janitor. For the janitor part, I have to deal with cleaning sprays that give me day-long ...
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Is it fine to quit after company spends for future business trip?

Me and my fiance are in the same team under same manager. The manager and the rest of the team is unaware of this. We plan to tell them 2 months before our marriage. We are not sure what happens after ...
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558 views

Relocating to different city; 1-month notice given, but workers contract says 3-month required and employer is NOT letting me leave

I work at a small private business in USA, California. My family recently decided to relocate to a different city and I cannot keep working at the same company as commute time is unrealistic. I ...
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1answer
485 views

How to escape a shill directorship [closed]

I have been working for a company for a little over 6 years. Around 18 months ago the director approached me with a proposal. He was launching a sister company to do much the same thing but in some ...
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Quitting a (probably impossible) freelance job that I'm not qualified for

I accepted a job that I'm not really qualified for from a repeat client who I've enjoyed working with in the past. When they offered me the job, I told them that I wasn't qualified and offered to help ...
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Started a new job a week ago, I want to leave

So I started a new IT job just over a week ago. The interview went great, I met the people I would be "working" with and reporting to. At the time, they had a contractor in that was doing all of ...
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1answer
520 views

Stuck in a toxic environment, Co-worker unjustly fired and don't know what to do [closed]

I've been working a job at a startup for almost two months now, and I've been getting more and more uncomfortable with my work situation. My boss is often difficult to work with, and recently he had ...
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Just got hired but have to move all of a sudden

I just got hired for a sales position at a chain massage parlor. However, due to circumstances outside of my control, I have to move to a different state in about 3 weeks. I did not know about this ...
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What is the right verbiage for quitting?

In two weeks, I will be leaving my employment, in what I hope to be good terms with management and coworkers. I have given appropriate notice and am trying to ease the transition for everyone ...
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Can I quit a job after receiving a gift?

My boss gave me a gift, but I am actively looking at a new job. If I get the new job, it would be much higher pay. Can I still leave even though I was given this gift? ($50 value) I would feel awful ...
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Can I quit a job on the first day? [duplicate]

I'm a 17 year old guy entering his senior year in highschool. I have a car and have to pay for insurance, gas, repairs, etc. I recently applied to a job at my local mexican restaurant, and I got ...
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7answers
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How should I address a popular team member leaving?

I had a "go to" guy quit my team. This guy always came up with new frameworks, technology, and all engineering stuff. Anyway, he did not really knew about these tech stack and always over engineered ...
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Should I give more than 2 weeks notice if I'm out of office before my end date? [duplicate]

Background I work at a large international company as a software engineer. I'm part of a small specialized team of me and 3 electrical and systems engineers (I'm the software specialist of the team). ...
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2answers
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Should I take an offer that solves my problem, but giving my coworkers more burden?

I'm a Java web developer working for more than 3 years. I developed web apps but never did operations. Meanwhile, employees are getting out one by one, and an operation work came to me; Legacy servers ...
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545 views

Asking for a raise when you are quitting for future job search

I'm going to continue my higher education and about to leave my current jobs. I've already told my manager that I'm going to leave but I've not handed in my official notice yet. Is it a good idea to ...
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6answers
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Can I take a copy of documents that I've written with me upon resignation? [closed]

I've been writing Technical Documentation for a few years at my current employment. I am currently resigning from my position and am curious: is it considered acceptable for me to take a copy of what ...
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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 ...
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About to give in my notice, but suddenly got a raise. Will it reflect poorly on me if I still decide to leave?

I have been working at my current job for about 5 months now, and while it's a pretty good opportunity, I've been a bit burnt out with the role and position (Web Development). Since month 1, I've been ...
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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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Leaving a new job due to company finances, how to explain in interviews? [duplicate]

I'm going to be interviewing again after only a few months at a new company. I failed to get a good picture of where they were financially before I started, and am now realizing they're in trouble - ...
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How should I resign if my boss doesn't show up on the day I planned to quit? [duplicate]

I accepted an offer at a new workplace last night. I typed up my resignation letter and planned to formally resign first thing this morning. My boss has no idea that I am planning on leaving, but I've ...
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Should I go to conference if I might quit soon? [closed]

I work for a really small company- less than 15 employees rn. They hired me on when I was still in school and super green- just to file paperwork. They ended up liking me a lot and trained me in ...
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Quitting a job after one month to join previous employer [duplicate]

I'm a Software Developer by profession, someone who values the quality of work and prefers writing good code rather than fast code. I was working with a product startup for a year with great ...
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I quit my job because of a workplace bully. Now that she has been fired, my boss offered me my job back. Should I take it? [closed]

My boss called me to tell me they were firing the bully. She asked me if I would be willing to return to my position if they offered me a 8% (approx $1.50) pay raise. I worry that it will be awkward. ...
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Boss wants to buy me a car - but I'm quitting soon [closed]

I'm planning to quit my job in a week or two after singing a contract with another company. At my current employer I have a full-time contract and at my next job I will get 6 month probation. The new ...
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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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Is it acceptable to quit with a lot of work still not done? [duplicate]

I work at a very small company (less than 10 people). I am the only person that is able to do the work that I do there. However, I just graduated college and they are expecting me to work at a pace ...
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Quitting within 6 months because of poor working conditions. How to mention it to a recruiter?

I recently quit my first full time position after just 6 months. I have had several internships in past so it was not my first position. My main reasons for quitting were, Very long working hours: ...
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Quitting due to lack of engagement [duplicate]

I'm working as a software developer in the current company for three years. My engagement on projects is quite low (like only 25% of time I worked on customers projects). Most of the time I spend ...
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Given a raise when I have already decided to quit and pursue grad studies

I have recently been given a mid-cycle raise by my boss (also one of the co-founders of the company). I also got a substantial raise in January. I have already decided to pursue a Masters degree and ...
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Should I attend an expensive employer-paid training if I plan to quit soon?

I have been in my current position for nearly three years. I have found my skill set to be insufficient for my tasks, though this has significantly improved over time. My manager tried to integrate me ...
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Today is my last day at work but my colleagues don't know about it

I am leaving my job after just 6 months because of strong dissatisfaction with working conditions, and today is my last date at work and end of my notice period too. Last time an employee left the ...
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Who do I meet with to offer my resignation?

I am currently working an internship at a small (13 person, including me) US company. When I started this internship it was fairly informal, with no real contract or defined length. The company doesn'...
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Telling agency I can't make shifts due to accepting other work

I don't know how best to describe it, but I do work where I go to various (public and retail) locations and promote various products. I find work through a few different agencies that usually don't ...
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When to quit after taking time off for job interview [closed]

I have an interview I took an afternoon off to attend. This is interview number 3, and was told by that company that this was the final interview. If I am offered and accept a job offer with this ...
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Should I ask company to further discuss pre-determined raise when I am about to quit my job

Background When I joined my company, we discussed that I will get a 10% raise when my probation period will end. It's ending at the end of this month. I am supposed to get a 10% raised salary from ...