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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What are the different aspects that need to be understood before leaving a job one month after starting?

I know there are a bunch of questions that have been asked on this same topic before but my question is slightly different. A friend has an offer from a smaller company A and is also in the process of ...
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Why would management get angry that an employee who is not valuable is leaving?

I have a problem understanding workplace politics. I usually google these questions. However, this is one scenario that I couldn't find an explanation for. Disclaimer: I'm not exaggerating when I say ...
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How to resign (again) after accepting a counter offer? [duplicate]

A few months ago, I got an offer from another company. I submitted my resignation later then, long story short, I accepted the counteroffer from my current company. My line manager promised to make ...
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Leaving Small Company Without Having Added Value

I have been at my current job in finance for just over 3 months and it has come in a bit under my expectations. Recently I received an offer from another company that I think I would enjoy more, with ...
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How to leave after working at company for nearly a decade [duplicate]

First time posting, so please bear with. Some background. I've been working a software company for just short of 10 years now, which is an extremely long time in this day and age I know. But I've ...
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I received offer proposal but not offer letter yet due to winter holidays. Should I resign now?

I am from India. I recently got a call from recruiter that I have been finalized for a job after successful interview rounds and he told me that he would be marking DOJ(Date of Joining) as 1 month ...
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Renegotiating a start date on request of current employer (after contract signed)?

Context I've recently negotiated and accepted a contract with a new company. My starting date is set to few months away. After signing, I notified my current company of my intent to leave (this seemed ...
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When should I resign while the company is re-organizing?

In the last couple of weeks, I've been in contact with another company for a great position. Although this other company offered me the position some days ago already, only today I've received the ...
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Warn my employer [duplicate]

I'm actually kind of new in my company (been here for 4 months now) and my boss has been really kind to me in the way of giving me responsabilities and thrusting my judgement. I'm a programmer analyst ...
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Contract with specific end date but need to complete project [closed]

I am working as a paid intern on a project and my contract states it ends at the end of the month. It also states it is my job to prepare a project to be published. I am struggling with the topic I am ...
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A past long-term client reached out from out of the blue with a full-time, salaried job offer one week after I started a new job [closed]

One of my past freelance clients (Company X) recently reached out to me to discuss a job offer for a full-time, salaried position. The real dilemma is that I just started a full-time job with a ...
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Is it okay to leave job without notice if the contract ends?

I am working on a project and my contract only lasts for a few more weeks and so it is unlikely to be finished by that point. Working from home has been really tough for me and I’m not enjoying it. I ...
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Can I factory reset all my devices I've been provided by the company? [closed]

I've been using devices belonging to the company, but provided to me for work - for personal purposes also (phone/notebook) - as agreed with IT department and manager. Since now I'm leaving the ...
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I've accepted another job and handed my notice in but current employer wants me to stay [closed]

I've been with my current employer for over 5 years, and in general I love the company and the work that I do. Unfortunately, a couple of years ago there was some restructuring and now my team, that I'...
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Uncertain notice period

I have been offered a new job and they are keen for me to start ASAP. I've not been at my current job very long (4.5 months) and I'm not sure how much notice to give my current employer. It is ...
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Is it advisable to share memes in sign off email on last day of work?

So recently some of the folks from our office left the firm. I work at a mid size multinational IT firm. So what I have observed is some folks have shared some memes in the sign off email on last day ...
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Is my employment contract invalid due to the absence of an explicitly referenced handbook? [closed]

My employment contract explicitly refers to an employee handbook for a number of issues, using the phraseology “see employee handbook”. My employer (a small company) never created an employee handbook ...
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What are the social expectations when leaving a job in the UK?

It's the last week at my current job and I was wondering about the exact social protocols / expectations for leaving employees in the UK. I'm leaving on good terms and everyone knows it's happening. ...
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How to pull off the best exit strategy?

I have recently decided to leave my 15 year employment at a small business in the UK. However, I am currently on a course which does not finish up till December and having invested the time in earlier ...
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How can I politely decline a counteroffer without burning bridges when management refuses to accept/delays resignation?

I am going to resign from my firm today. It has been a through and through poor experience w.r.t growth, where the firm is at multiple times knowingly acted in bad faith. For this reason I do not wish ...
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Can I be forced to conduct an exit interview?

I gave my resignation to the current company. HR told me that I must conduct an exit interview. But I don't want to do it since I believe it is pointless and I don't want to spend my time. I checked ...
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I have been feeling increasingly lethargic and unfocused and experience brain fog and fatigue. Should I resign and accept a new job despite how I feel

I have been feeling increasingly ill for the past several months: fatigue, brain fog, body aches. The symptoms are better some days, worse on others. Stress makes the symptoms worse. My doctor has ...
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Can I give the resignation at month end without serving notice period? [closed]

I am willing to give resignation at the last day of month and not serving the notice period, will it be accepted? I have 2 months notice period and willing to resign immediately.
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Preferred method for providing a reason for leaving

I am about to leave my job of 7 years for another company. I am leaving because it does pay $16k more and has a $10k sign on bonus. I will also have unlimited PTO. But my real reasons for leaving are ...
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Quitting a job as a key employee [duplicate]

I am a PhD working in a critical role in a fortune company. I have been with them for 5 years. The company invested a lot in my research, and the technology is finally taking off. We have projects ...
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Everyone in my department has left, what do I do?

I joined a growing startup (between 50-100 employees) a few months ago. Since I joined, the two other employees in my department have left and our manager has left. Main reason being they wanted more ...
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Does quitting a job simply to learn skills online look bad on a resume?

I'm currently a software engineer (web) but I'm really interested in machine learning. While there is some overlap between the two fields, there are many new concepts and skills involved in ML that I ...
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I let management know I'm looking at PhD positions, and now they want to guilt-trip me into quitting

I work as a developer at a relatively large company. I recently started applying for some PhD positions (not related to my company's field), as I feel that might be a better fit for me. My employer ...
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In a small, "not-impersonal" company how to communicate wanting to resign when you can't expect to see your boss in person due to hybrid remote work?

I'm planning to hand in my notice soon. Normaly, I'd approach my boss, ask for a chat and then explain in person my circumstances and discuss ways forward. However, we now operate on a hybrid-remote ...
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Avoid Burning bridges with a long time employer who I just rejoined

I worked for company A for 4 years and quit due to no technical growth and moved to B, It was good and worked there for 10 months. It is in Asia. Then my old boss called few times to join saying I ...
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Leaving company, should I write personalized farewell emails?

I am currently in the processes of leaving my first company and have been debating on whether or not to write personalized emails to the people that I found really helpful, such as mentors and just ...
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Friend refers me to his workplace, then hands in his notice a month after I started. Should I be concerned about how it will reflect on me?

We are relatively close, he's currently the head of the other team - I referred him to be my supervisor in one of our previous companies. Since then I had an other role that didn't work out, basically ...
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Properly handling resignation when working in consulting services

I apologize in advance if this has already been answered, but I could not find something related to my issue. I've been working for a consulting company (company A) for a couple of years. I've had ...
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Dos and not-to-dos to no response to my resignation letter from management? [closed]

I sent my resignation letter to my in-line manager on a Thursday night, August 5th, to which he responded on Friday 6th letting me know he will forward it to HR. I returned to work on Wednesday 11th ...
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Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way? [closed]

I am working in a team of 5-6 developers for about 3.5 years. For the past year, there had been a lot of changes in the team. Many people who joined after me left, and then older, more experienced ...
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How can I leave my current Job without feeling bad about it [duplicate]

Situation Im currently working in a small software developing company. By small I mean its only the two founders of the company and me. They gave me the chance to start as a trainee in software ...
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I am supposed to start training 1 week before I put in my notice

I planned on putting my two week notice in around a week from now. A colleague I work with just put theirs in. I am going to speak with them and let them know that I also plan to quit. This colleague ...
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I resigned. Should I leave despite promises of reform? [duplicate]

I have recently reluctantly resigned from my job of 13 years. I like my job, the people I work with, the projects are interesting and the remuneration seems fair. But the company had fallen behind on ...
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Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? Moving to the other coast after selling

Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? I'll be signing the closing contract in two weeks. I was thinking of giving notice now at work, but I know the buyer can back out ...
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Should I keep working for company that didn't pay workers for a month? [closed]

So I work at a startup which is in its product building phase. 2 months ago the ceo of the company asked us to work for one month free because the company was not generating any revenue. We agreed ...
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Ex employer has not collected laptop or phone

It's been 2 months since I resigned from my previous employer. Before I left, my manager told me that I would receive a box to return my company laptop and phone. Over the past 2 months, I've sent 5 ...
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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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