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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How to explain my last year bad rating to interviewer

I got a poor rating last year, however my last 5 years rating except the recent one is quite good. Last year despite decent achievement and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) scores I have got a bad ...
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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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Company tries to retain an hard working but brash employee by treating me in an unfair way [closed]

EDIT: Because of the repeated requested by people to stay concise I am editing the question. I joined a company, a colleague of mine has been really unprofessional to me.Lot of times shouting at me. ...
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Leaving the company; how can I get my personal items back?

My goal is to hear people’s advice of what I should do instead and if there are special cases to consider. So to reiterate the question and provide more details: I work for company A that serves as a ...
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How to communicate to your manager you want to quit unless they pay you more? [duplicate]

Are there any well known professional, or frictionless ways to communicate this? i.e. my intentions are clear. I would like to quit but I would stay if they pay me more. So obviously I could just quit ...
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Remote employer refuses to approve my vacation

This is my first time posting here so I will try to be brief and to the point: I worked in the current company for year and a half. They are stationed in USA, but I work for them from Serbia. I ...
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Is it okay to quit my internship early? [closed]

I just got an unpaid internship at a law firm. It is somewhat helpful for what I want to do with my career but it was not my first choice. I have been there less then a week and when I applied the job ...
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Advice for final meeting with boss

I quit my job of 5 years after enduring years of overwork and sexism. In the past year, 7 women quit under similar circumstances and an additional one was forced out. Three of us had work-stress-...
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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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