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 resign shortly after accepting a counter-offer

I withdrew my resignation 3 weeks back by accepting a counter offer given by current company. I didn't inform the same to the new company yet. Now again I am thinking to go with the new offer. What ...
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Inform HR about aggressive manager, after quitting?

Next month I will start a new job. I left the current job mainly because of my supervisor/manager, who, like in many other questions here, was ruining my daily life in different ways. What pains me is ...
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I am getting no work in this job as there are hardly any incoming projects in this location. What should I do? [closed]

This is my second switch. The previous job lasted for 4 months here I have spent 2 months. I had also talked to my manager she also says there is no work.
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Should I give extra notice to an awesome manager before I quit?

I'm planning to leave my current company soon, entirely due to needing more money. My current manager is a very good leader, and has always pushed to get our team bonuses, raises, RSUs, sponsored ...
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Change in terms of contract

UK employee here. I just completed a 3 month notice period at my company. In my contract, it stated that accrued leave is paid for if you resign. However, HR sent an email stating some facts and terms ...
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Responding to a manager who tries too hard to retain me after I resigned

So a few hours after I resigned (only required to give 2 weeks notice, and it's to take a better paying job), my manager called me in to chat 1 on 1 and they asked me: please re-consider your decision ...
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I don't think I'm going to end up at my company's internship - should I tell my manager now?

I am currently working a part-time remote gig during my sophomore year; my small company brought me on after my first internship over the summer - it included a (relatively) nice raise with it. The ...
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Leaving because of a coworker - professional way to explain (or not) reasons?

I am a software developer planning to leave my current job in December, unless something significant changes. This is entirely because of a single coworker within a small team, whom I think is harming ...
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Is it okay to tell my coworkers I am leaving just one day before I quit?

I work as the only designer at a company. I submitted my one month notice period, but I kept postponing telling my coworkers. Also my boss didn't do it. I am one day away from leaving, is it too weird ...
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Background Check and 2 week notice for Federal Government Job

Person got a tenative offer for a Government job and the job and HR has been so nice to the person. They are short staffed so they put in a two week notice because the class was in another state and ...
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Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

I worked for four years in a company where the "BOSS" was a vengeful kid. Please don't ask me why I'm working for a guy like this. Sometimes we need a job. The employer has proven himself as ...
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Retract written resignation

I am serving a notice period after resigning from my present job. I submitted a resignation letter to HR, who accepted it. I like my current place, but the reason for changing jobs is purely economic. ...
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How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?

I work at a prison. I am a cook. My job is not to cook, but to control inmates while they work in the kitchen. I am a specialist; if you asked an average correctional officer to do my job, it would ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

Recently, my friend told me that his workplace was hiring. I gave them a call, sent in my CV and they offered me the job. My friend’s manager, now mine, has been a bit of a nightmare. Training was not ...
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How to quit your job gracefully?

Soon I may quit my job. I was wondering about how to do it gracefully. Here is something I would say when quitting: "Working here has been great and I really have nothing in particular that ...
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Should I lie about reason for resignation? [closed]

I was one of the first employees in the company. My boss (the founder) and I are close. Until two months ago, I'd enjoyed working there but due to changes in the working culture and team structure (...
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I have a huge penalty if I violate the resignation notice period. What should I do about it?

I work as a Junior Frontend Dev in an IT company for two months (Kazakhstan). That's my first job. My monthly salary is currently 100 000 KZT. Resignation notice period is one month. If I violate it ...
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Interviewing for a new executive position months after starting my current executive position, how do I answer why I am leaving already?

I left my previous role as an executive of a mid-sized company earlier this year. I left for a variety of reasons and talked through those with my new company. This is a smaller company. They were ...
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How do I write resignation letters without burning bridges

I'm in an interesting situation - I'm burnt out at my current job, and after a lot of thought, have decided to quit and take a little break. I've put this off cause my team was short staffed through ...
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Is using accrued sick time at end of notice period perceived poorly?

I gave two weeks notice last Friday to have my last day be July 29th. I had previously scheduled an appointment with a doctor in another city on that Friday. Policy dictates using sick days for ...
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Jumping ship in this economy? [closed]

There may not be a clear cut answer here, but this situation has been weighing down on me for some time and I would love to hear unbiased opinions other than my friends and family. Brief Overview I am ...
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How can I resign while management is on vacation?

Country: Denmark I'm a software developer, and I am currently negotiating a contract with a new employer. If everything works out as planned, I will need to resign from my current job before the end ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

I have recently accepted an offer for a new role and they want me to start on the 18th July. I am currently in an extended probation period until 17th July. The wording in my contract states: Notice ...
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When leaving a fully remote job, do I communicate my departure with people beyond my manager?

I've only ever left jobs while working in office. In those cases it's usually sufficient to talk to my manager and news spread pretty organically amongst the people present in the office. Now I work ...
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My contract is about to expire so I'm leaving work chats. Can I leave a message when leaving, hinting I'm available for another work?

My freelance contract is about to end. There are work chats to collaborate with other companies(API providers) which participated tests several times with me. Is it fine to leave a message similar to &...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

I have a degree in mathematics, but I like to code and in my short carreer (around 3 years) I have always done IT-related works, but never in companies whose main business is IT. A couple of months ...
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Refusal to pay my month in hand due to missing contract [closed]

Looking for advice. I'm based in the UK and I have worked for a company for 22 years. I handed in my 4 weeks notice and asked my manager how much wages I would be due. They told me I would be paid ...
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Current employer is not accepting my resignation and won't provide relieving letter

I've situation my current employer is not accepting my resignation, my official notice period is 30 days , it's been almost 10 days, I talked with my manager and he is saying "I won't allow you ...
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How should I leave post-covid

I'm software engineer in one of the south east Asian countries, and my company follows government instruction to let employees 100% work back from office post covid. Immediately one of my teammates ...
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Going on leave during notice period

In my contract, I can quit the company given that I give them a 30 days notice. Also in my contract, I am entitled for 25 business days local leave per year. During this year, I have not taken any ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

[For reference, I am currently a junior in college, so still definitely learning how to approach workplace issues.] I wrapped up an extended summer internship this past March, and I have ...
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Is "preemptive severance" the same as being fired?

I read a recent article about someone quitting their job at Netflix. One part of the article confused me: I spent two weeks after the performance review thinking about my next steps and decided to ...
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Should I leave my job now or after promotion even though I already tried to resign? [closed]

I want to leave my current job as the pay is not good enough and it was my first full time job which I initially took on to gain some experience. I am planning on going on leave for 1 month from mid ...
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I feel like I was set up for disaster, multi-year project at first job is doomed. Advice?

Throwaway and some generalized details for obvious reasons. But the gist of it is, I was hired as a developer for a non-tech company as one of its first members in that department(no other tech roles)....
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I have PTO but plan on resigning -- when do I give my 2 weeks' notice?

I have upcoming PTO, but I also planning on resigning at my current job. Here are my options: Give notice before I go on PTO, so 1 of those 2 weeks' notice is vacation. Give notice while I am on PTO....
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Is it good form to put detailed reasons why you are resigning from a company in a resignation letter?

When writing a letter of resignation where you are not happy with the company's direction, is it good form to add a detailed laundry list of what those things are or just keep it generic like "...
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Will I still have to provide the 4 weeks notice if I'm still on probation?

I am currently just 2 weeks into a new job and I don't think it's a good fit. Nothing bad about the company or the work they do, I just don't think it's a good fit. I have been applying for new jobs ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

I just started working at my new job, as a mechanical engineer, three weeks ago. I was interviewing with two companies (A and B) and I didn't do so well on B's interview (I wouldn't say I flunked it, ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

So my first real professional job lasted about a year. It was a decent job with good pay but didn't have much development involvement. I then left to take a developer job that turned out to be a ...
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What can we do if we get threatened when resigning?

Yes, you read it right. I'm not being threatened with being fired but, rather, I would be threatened when I announce my resignation. Unfortunately, my boss has his "background" so it might ...
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I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss?

I have been with my current employer for several years. I have an excellent reputation at my company, and haven't had any personal issues with anyone during that time. That is, until about 6 months ...
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How to handle when a valued mentor resigns?

So, my favourite boss has resigned. I worked under him for only three months but have had a good rapport with him. It's been two years now that we both are in different projects. Yet, he gave ...
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How to communicate that someone is no longer employed at the company?

At my company, when someone leaves on their own or after being let go, an all-staff email is sent out along the lines of "Al is no longer employed by Company. See Bob for any work that you would ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me? [closed]

I am from south Asia and I am thinking about quitting the current job which I joined a month ago. Reasons are, 500 developers are working in a single git repository ( backend, frontend, tools etc ) ...
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Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?

Background: I began working at a well established company 9 months ago. I was invited to interview by a colleague from a previous company. I was told of some tough points such as potentially longer ...
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When do I need to resign?

I started a new position in Germany in December. I'm currently in a probation period of 6 months, ending May 31st. During the probation period, my notice period is two weeks. After the probation ...
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Should I hand in my notice at my current employer without a contract from my new employer? (UK)

I currently have a 2 month notice period so given the current agreed upon start date with my new employer I'd have to give my notice in tomorrow. However, I am yet to have received a written contract ...
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Applying for a position internally after 2 months

I started at a big company (30k employees worldwide, 5k+ employees in our country) 1st of Feb and the position was advertised as Data Analyst and that is what my contract says. However, when I started ...
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Checklist for leaving an (IT) job

Edit: Thanks for the answers clarifying for which things I am not responsible, I am still looking for more detail on how to avoid inconvenience on my side as generally mentioned in one of the answers. ...
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What is the official date of resignation when registered mail was delivered on time, but went to a collection point to be picked up the next day?

I quit on 25th February and sent a letter (tracking with signature) to the HR department since my contract says that the resignation should be in written format. The letter could not be delivered but ...
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