Questions tagged [resignation]

For questions dealing with the voluntary parting of ways with a company. Contrast with layoff and termination. Questions can pertain to proper procedures to follow, etiquette for giving notice, or any other concerns relating to resignation. Note: questions in the style of "Should I resign..." are out of scope for Workplace.SE

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About to resign during my probation period, how do I go about it?

Background: So I'm a software developer nearing the end of my probation period at a company I recently started at. After starting I noticed a few things that made the company not a very good fit for ...
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May a US employer legally order you not to say goodbye to anyone?

May my boss legally forbid me from telling anyone goodbye before I leave the company? Working as a manager, I gave two weeks' notice in writing yesterday. Though I put it to her in a very different ...
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Should you quit work as a programmer if you’re slow? [closed]

Ever since I started working as a programmer I have found it pretty difficult. The issue is simply that I can not work at the speed that is expected of me. Everyone else seems to get their code ...
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Soon-to-be-ex-employer trying to force me to disclose name of new employer

I recently tendered my resignation at my current company (senior engineer; get along well with the teams, but my boss's boss promised big bonuses and raises they never delivered even when my team ...
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Should I leave this job while being involved in a project, or should I wait until I finish this project successfully early next year? [closed]

I'm currently working in the adult education field within a non-profit sector, and my employer asked me to be a part of a new project beginning soon. It's a team with only 3 members, and I have a ...
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Should I even show up tomorrow, after being put on a Performance Improvement Plan? [closed]

I got put on a Performance Improvement Plan this afternoon. What would be the consequences of just putting my computer in a box for the courier and mailing it into my company? I am a software ...
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How to proceed with benefits reimbursement? [closed]

In my company, as an employee, I received "benefits" like 25% discount for studying for a master's degree in their university, and for being paid full time for 6 months while doing the ...
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Could quitting in a bad timing make my current employer not want to give me reference for BG checks in the future?

I'm in the UK and I'm about to quit the job in which I've worked for the past 3,5 years. During that time, I got promoted to the Team Lead position. Now, I'm about to quit, but the company heavily ...
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How to diplomatically decline a new tech lead role in a messy outsourced project to go back to a regular programmer role?

TL; DR; How to diplomatically decline a new role of tech lead given to me, because the project related to that role is a total mess? I'd like to go back to a regular programmer role. About me and ...
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How to tell if a stampede is a reason to leave? [closed]

I work for a company where in the past week out of about 130 employees, 10 announced their departures and in prior weeks people were leaving as well. I am wondering if I should be joining the stampede ...
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What does this Resignation/Termination condition mean? [closed]

I am quoting one of the termination conditions on my offer letter which I am unable to understand. Can anyone please help. The condition is as follows: The Company may, at its discretion, choose to ...
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Current company extended notice period and told me when I resigned

I have been working in this company (Indian IT Service Based Company) since last two years. When I joined, I was told that notice period is of one month. My colleagues were subject to the same when ...
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Advice on Staying Motivated During Interviews Elsewhere

Recently, I decided to leave my current employer due to some reasons I'll try to hurry through: Toxic & abusive former manager demoted me without cause, I think this was due to scapegoating a ...
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How to prepare for possible mass departures over work from home? Not just individual departures

My company recently announced return to office plans. We have 150 employees. Over 100 complaints flooded our suggestion box about the new policy. Management dismissed the complaints with a lecture on ...
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I am leaving my job. Gave two weeks notice. My boss wants a signed NDA. Should I ? What's in it for me?

There was been continuous between myself and the doctor's office manager. I met with the doctor and explained that I could no longer take the manager's beratement and aggressive behavior. He accepted ...
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Husband has a job offer, and we might move. How do I ask my manager for remote position?

My husband was offered a new job within his company, which would start in October. It means we are moving a few states away, but only if I can work remotely. It’s not a job that he applied for but ...
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Do notice periods stated in the company rules and regulations override those stated in offer letters?

I live and work in India. When I joined my company, my offer letter said we have a notice period of 2 months. However, later they shared a company rules and regulations document where they stated that ...
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I resigned because I don't believe anymore in the startup. Should I tell my manager?

I work as Software Team Lead in a "seasoned startup" (6 years old, around 60 employees) in Europe. I've been working there almost since its inception, first as an intern, then full time. Two ...
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Boss offered pay raise to retain me. I'm about to resign. How do I turn down the offer?

Over the last 3 weeks, I've been preparing myself to leave my current job. I've already done my interviews and I'm on the verge of accepting an offer to become technical lead at my new employer. My ...
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Should I wait as long as I can before giving my notice or give notice as soon as possible? [Ontario / Canada]

Location is Ontario / Canada.. I am a full time employee - not a consultant or a contractor. Legal notice time is 2 weeks. If I know that I will be leaving in 4 weeks, is there any reason (or any ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

The context 1 year ago, after a Master's degree I had my first real web developer job in a great startup (~50 people) along two other juniors, we all were trained and were given a lot of resources (...
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When do I exit my current job?

I was invited into conversations about the future of an organization I believe in and then offered a great job. It happens to be one I’ve been working hard to attain but wasn’t currently seeking. The ...
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How to participate in discussions on company strategy / culture when you may be leaving (and your boss knows)?

I work at a small software start-up (~5 employees, started 4 years ago). I knew my bosses already personally before joining about 2 years ago. Most of us have basically only development experience, ...
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Resignation. Informing the colleagues

I am a software developer that is leaving my current company in roughly 3 months. I'd like to do my exit as nice and professional as possible. At the moment the line manager and the project manager ...
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Can I leave before serving my *voluntary* notice period (with the notice period required by my contract already being served)

Location: UK In January, I made the decision to hand in my notice of resignation for the sake of my mental wellbeing - the stress became too much for me to bare, and after a number of attempts to ...
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Should write in my resignation letter a 2 week leave notice for job I just started?

I received an overall better job offer one week after I started to work for another company. I feel like there is no point in mentioning the 2 week leave notice as I don't have anyone to train in any ...
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Can an employer in the Netherlands deny me holiday leave during my notice period in the last month of my yearly holiday rota?

I have handed in my resignation to a Dutch company which I am currently working for, however, I misunderstood the contractual notice period. In the contract it says I must provide "one calendar ...
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Quitting job in the first month due to repeated insult from a colleague and how to leave the job gracefully

I joined a company from 1st April, 2021. My problem is a little bit complicated. My manager is remotely located in Australia. He has been so far nice to me and guiding me. I did my PhD in chemistry ...
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Is a letter of resignation needed when contractual work(Time-Specific) comes to an end?

I am a software developer working in South Africa on contractual work for a period of 6 months, ending this April. The current contract states that there is no expectation of renewal or extension. I ...
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Can I leave my job right after finishing parental leave in California?

I'm on paid parental leave in California in the United States. What considerations do I have to or should I make if I'd like to leave my job right after parental leave? Do I legally have obligations ...
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Resignation Letter | Written or Digital

Now, normally I wouldn't ask this question, but given my current supervisor's view on written communique - I feel your thoughts, insights, opinions - what have you - would be helpful. And for what it'...
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Is leaving a role for the second time after only a short return going to reflect badly for future employers?

I began my career at large Company A. I worked there for several years, the last two of which were on a team that had begun imploding. I left Company A and worked for large Company B, also for several ...
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How long to wait before becoming successful freelancer as a mobile app developer [closed]

Usually how long does it take to become successful as freelance mobile developer I spent 6 months time freelancing part time but looks like I am reaching no where ,not sure should I continue ...
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Adding job I quickly left for a better option on LinkedIn [duplicate]

I left an industry job after 2 months for an academic one I liked more (both are data science/bioinformatics field). It was on good terms, I got along well with the team and I think I contributed to ...
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Should I quit my job if I am taking over a bad code base with not-so-good support from the original creators?

I recently started working as a developer for a start up. I have a little more than two years of programming experience (college + internships), and at this new job they asked me to do some feature ...
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“Ace” engineer deliberately broke his own toe to avoid training replacements during notice period [closed]

I work at a large company that, unfortunately, has a recurring habit of hiring small armies of under-trained and under-skilled junior engineers that don't get much done (mostly due to our lack of ...
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Is leaving a company after 1 month ok? [closed]

A few weeks ago, I got a job at a 3 year old IT startup, specializing in consulting. I already know that it's not a place I want to stay for very long. Since I only started recently, I am still in the ...
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Can I / should I negotiate a longer notice period (than the standard 2 weeks) when I am a critical employee? What recompense could I expect?

I've decided to start looking for a new job. Currently, my contract is "at will", so I could just quit tomorrow, but 2 weeks is a typical/expected notice period. My current role is somewhat ...
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Do I have to relinquish my sign on and passwords for websites pertaining to work (ie: access to insurance companies and medicare)? [closed]

I recently resigned from my job and gave 2 weeks notice in NY. After the first week I was told to not bother coming in for the second week. Now I am being asked to tell them all my usernames and ...
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Customer trying to recruit me to re-create current employer's success

My current job contract with ABC Industries has a non-compete, stating that I cannot go work for a "direct competitor" until at least 2 years after my employment with ABC has concluded. ...
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Recommendation on resigning vs terminated

For several months I had a feeling my company wanted to get rid of me because of office politics, and for a while it has been a hostile work environment. My suspicion was confirmed when they put me on ...
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Is it appropriate to walk out after giving notice before my two weeks are up?

I started my job two months ago. Since then I have learned we are over staffed and I spend the majority of the day with nothing to do. I found a new job that is a better fit and handed in my two weeks ...
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5 months career gap before Masters

I am planning to join a Master's program abroad in the US this Fall (starting in August) and have received an admit for the same. I am currently employed and have told my employer about this. I wish ...
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Am I entitled to payment in lieu of notice during probation period?

I started my 3 month probation period on 7th January, it ends in April. I received my 2nd pay on 24th February which was paid up to 28th February. I was off sick on 11th February following my first ...
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Is it Advisable to ask my manager for a Reference letter and inform him i'll be looking for a new job

So some incidents today and over the last few weeks have pushed me to the point where I just simply cant work here anymore. And i'm curious if its okay for me to tell. my manager that I'm going to be ...
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Employer is terminating my notice period early without consent

Last week I handed in my resignation. In my contract it stipulates that the company can terminate employment given one month's written notice and the employee given three months’ notice. My contract ...
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Leadership hinted that team has no long term future

I work for a multinational corporation. My teams senior leaders have indicated that my subteam in a high cost location would no longer be hiring and any attrition would be backfilled in lower cost ...
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Is it impolite not to announce the intent to resign and move to another company before getting a written and signed promise of employment [duplicate]

Problem Description For the last 3 years I have been working as a consultant for a good company. However, as a consultant it was hard for me to evolve. I started to feel as if my career has been ...
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How to deal with former coworker calling to help them in their own work?

So I left a shitty IT service based company, also served the 3 odd months notice period there. I had a good bond with coworkers there and helped them with coding because I'm good at it. There is one ...
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What do New York tech companies think of two short jobs on a CV for a junior engineer?

I'm not so satisfied with where I currently work. I'm a software engineer from country A, and I'm currently working abroad for a company in country B. This company, which has some really nice people ...

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