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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Is it common for a workplace you are leaving to say “the door is always open”? [closed]

I'm leaving my first job out of college for something else, and when I left, the CEO (small company) said that their door is always open if I ever want to come back. I saw this as an exceptionally ...
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Do they want me to leave?

I took a sick leave of more than 3 months after having neglected health problems, and an evaluation meeting exacerbated my situation. I completely lost interest in the project. My boss asserted once ...
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Resigning during probation period - can I ask for a different role?

I have been in my current role for 4 months (working remotely), and am currently on a 6-month probation. The role involves far more web development than I was expecting, rather than the other areas I ...
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Should I disclose that I can still access a company's systems after I've left?

I used to work for a company as head of one of the IT departments. I quit because of, let's say, overall low standards and my conviction that changing them would be very difficult or impossible given ...
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Employer burned me; Should I hint that I'm leaving so people aren't laid-off needlessly?

About 18 months back I made a case to my employer that I should be promoted to a higher level of engineer, "principal engineer", as I was already doing the work of one for about 6 months ...
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Can employer change your resignation date on their own even on given written resignation?

I recently resigned from my company for which I have worked 15 days and dropped written resignation email stating that I am quitting job on immediate basis. However I logged in next day by mistake. ...
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Employer telling colleagues I'm “sabotaging teams” when I resigned: how to address colleagues before I leave?

Background: I've been working a few paygrades above what I'm paid for about 15 months now, and made significant contributions for my team and my division (i.e. stepped in for a drunken manager and ...
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I gave the wrong notice period, how do I salvage the situation?

I have made a mistake and utilised an old copy of my contract (it had changed during my working history at my current company) which said a 1 month notice period on it. This is what I have told the ...
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Mass resignation (including boss), boss's boss asks for handover of work, boss asks not to. What to do?

I am in a really awkward situation. I work in a small subsidiary company whose parent company is overseas. The parent company is in Singapore and owns our company here in Vietnam. We are completely ...
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Handed notice in - suddenly not doing anything right

I recently handed my notice in at my current employer. My company notice period in my contract is 3 months. I have a fair bit of work to do before I leave, which is alright, and this workload goes ...
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Should I quit my job because it's burning me out?

I am full-stack developer for a company that I'm working for almost 2 years. I really like my job and the people that I'm working with, but from a few months I have this weird problem, that I have to ...
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My Ex Employer has been delaying Relieving Letter and Left over Salary

Well, apparently, it seems this sort of extortion/exploitation is quite common in India. I am experiencing the same on my end for the last 3 months. Multiple WhatsApp messages, multiple confirmations ...
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Resigning before starting [closed]

I am in a difficult position about a failed job change and I wanted to know the opinion of the veterans here. A few facts about the contract: There is a clause to make me pay some penalty if I resign ...
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How do I legally resign in Germany when no one is at the office?

Today is Friday. I would like to give my notice by the end of this month (Monday) as the notice period only starts from the end of the month in which it is given. If I am too late it could add an ...
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I mistakenly revealed the name of the new company to HR of the current company [closed]

I am working as a team leader in the current company and have resigned as I got a new opportunity, but during the HR meeting I mistakenly revealed the name of the new company. Can this affect me in ...
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Could I request paternity leave while I am on two weeks notice?

I found a job out of state (east coast USA), and it starts January 19. Due to the complications of moving and also family obligations, I can't really work effectively during the normal two-week notice ...
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Is my boss allowed to tell my coworkers that I've resigned before I could?

I have resigned, but I didn't have a chance to take a breathe before my boss told everyone that I'm leaving. My boss did not ask for my permission to do so. I just wish I could've had the option to ...
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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 ...
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I got fired on my last day; is that possible?

On my last day of work, I didn't feel comfortable going due to men making multiple sexual comments. The day before, I had a lot on my mind, and I was too scared to go. On the morning of my last day, I ...
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If I quit after 2 days without filling paperwork can my boss just keep the money

I worked at a nail shop and after the first day I knew this wasn't for me. I've been in this type of job before but since then I've moved to more high end spas and prefer that. The reason I decided to ...
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Is it okay to ask HR if I can keep a company issued headset and how much that would take out from my backpay? [closed]

I just sent in my two-weeks notice but I was wondering if I could keep the company-issued headset (I work in a call center). I think I would be okay with them deducting the cost of the headset from my ...
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Asking for sabbatical vs. resigning to explore a different working field

This is a longer story. But I try to explain the most important details. summary My company doing business in some high tech (let's call it field of work A) offered me to change my fixed-term contract ...
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Departing senior engineer refuses to introduce replacement to open source community/peers

We have a senior, very capable (i.e. 5x) engineer, "Gust", who has served his notice (4 weeks), and will be leaving. Our company likes to "test" people in their new roles when ...
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On probationary contract and want to resign immediately. How do you deal with this?

I'm from the Philippines, and I've been hired by this company for 3 months now. I'm still on a "trial" or probationary period. I read my probationary contract, and found no mention of ...
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Quitting a new job on short notice in a professional way

My girlfriend recently has got herself into a bit of a dilemma. She recently got a job at a grocery store in Canada where she has now worked 2 shifts (1 for training, 1 regular shift). At the same ...
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I have 2 job offers A & B. A starts soon and B starts in summer. Is it ok to accept A, starting working and quit before B start date?

As the question says. Not sure what the consequences may be in terms of legal and effect on career and networking down the line.
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How to write a forced resignation letter?

The university that I work at is asking me to resign in lieu of termination. I have basically been told that if I don't resign I will be terminated. My manager and HR have asked me to send them my ...
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Forced to move to the new Company [closed]

I worked at company A (banking company) as an IT Developer in developing internal company applications. However due to government regulations, banking companies are prohibited from developing internal ...
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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 ...
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Should I agree to my manager's resignation offer or wait to be terminated?

I work as a developer for a university in the US. Due to various reasons, my manager feels that my performance is not good enough and that the role is not a good fit for me. He has talked to HR a few ...
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Do I compulsorily need to serve notice period after resigning during probation period?

First, Please go through this probation period clause in my current company's offer letter. Location - India (If that matters) Probation Period: You will be on probation for a period of 12 months ...
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Boss badmouthing me after my resignation

I work in a small company, central Europe and I've been working here for 5 years. Recently we started losing customers, money and frankly I just don't enjoy working here anymore. So I found another ...
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Left my job to avoid getting sacked… what to say at interview?

Until a few months ago I was working as a graphic designer at a reputable advertising agency. There were times where I felt like I was struggling, and after almost two years my CD (creative director) ...
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Employer planning on making a change that I'm prepared to quit over. How should I tell manager?

Where I work they suddenly decided to get a finger print scanner. This would be used to clock employees in and out, and for breaks. I'm not comfortable with this mainly for a privacy reason, but also ...
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Tricky situation causing great mental fatigue

Context Asking for my mum. She is a head at a warehouse. There is a new employee that has been causing some hassles. This has created some tension. Description The new employee, by all accounts, is ...
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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) ...
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Quitting in the middle of a project for a 3-4 month sabbatical

My employer (company B) is a consulting firm that provides subcontractors like myself to other companies in the aerospace and automotive sectors. I have been already two years in this company and have ...
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Underpaying employer trying to get me to extend notice period; should I just give excessive notice in hopes they'll pay severance?

Background I've worked with my current employer (Ontario division of a large tech company) for about 5 years now. For the past 5 years, I've been in a "senior engineer" position, but for the ...
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Company is not releasing me and trying to hold me illegally

I have resigned from company A after working for 20 days. In the offer letter that I had accepted before joining, there was no mention of probation clause (probation period being 3 months) Now that I ...
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How to cushion blow of joining an avalanche of resignations?

Over the last 2 months, many of the top performing employees have left my current company. They each had different "official" reasons for leaving, but the timing of it is pretty obvious (it ...
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Resigning due to ill health UK

I have a progressive neurological disorder - I won't be going into the details of the illness as its private and personal and quite emotive. A year ago I spoke to my then line manager, that this day ...
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What are the downsides of getting fired with severance instead of quitting?

I've been at my company for several years, and lately I've grown frustrated and increasingly stressed out due to changes at the company. The quality and quantity of my work has plummeted over the last ...
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Quitting during probation after 4 months - need advice

I am in my late 20s and started a mid senior level role in supply chain in May. It's been a really bad fit for me. The culture of the company is ultra competitive, I don't get any guidance from my ...
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Still getting paid after leaving the company? Do I have to give the money back? [closed]

My girlfriend left a job on good terms to work for a different company. Apparently the payroll manager (one person department, it’s a company of <100 employees) forgot to take her off the payroll ...
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Colleague is working in a toxic environment and wants to leave but can't because he requires a work visa. How can I best assist my colleague?

Overview A colleague of mine requires a work visa to work in the U.S. My colleague and I work for this nonprofit organization currently. We first worked at this nonprofit as interns 3 years back but ...
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Should I tell my manager that I want quit in 2-4 months? Or should I keep my plans to myself? [duplicate]

I just wonder if I should tell my manager that I want to quit in a few months from now or not. Below I am going to provide you with some context and description of my current situation. Basically I am ...
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Resign and change profession

I am currently working as a software developer in Germany. It's my first job here and it hasn't been a full year since I was employed. Apart from the problems I am facing with my leader (approaching ...
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Company has been highly invested in my training. Is it okay to leave?

I just hit the 3 year mark at a company (my first professional experience in the software industry). Over the last year, they've been investing in me by training me on a lot of new tools & paying ...
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Is it wrong to quit shortly after 2 weeks paid sick leave?

I started working somewhere in retail about a month ago. After about 4 days of working there I got covid-19 and was out for 2 weeks. During that time I got paid sick leave(50% of hourly pay). I came ...
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How to answer “why did you leave your last job?” if you left because of retaliation after going to HR?

I have an interview this week with my dream company and I don't want to seem like a risky hire. How do I frame leaving my last job with a different tech company due to retaliation by my manager after ...

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