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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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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?

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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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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