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 can I prepare for getting hit by a bus?

As a member of small teams, I had significant responsibility. Whether driving progress by organizing meetings or maintaining/creating/understanding a large percentage of specific technical information,...
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How do I deal with my current employer not respecting my decision to leave?

I've worked for my current company for about 18 months now. Their primary market is consultancy - we get assigned clients, travel to their offices for the work week (from my experience this is usually ...
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Someone forged my resignation letter [closed]

So about six weeks ago, my mother’s illness took a turn for the worse, and I took some time off work to take care of her. It was all very rushed because we never expected her condition to worsen so ...
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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 tell my coworkers I was asked to leave?

I was bullied by my boss for months. He also told me some time ago he wanted me to quit and did virtually everything he could to make me quit. (He wasn't able to fire me, since I didn't do anything ...
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How to handle manager when handing in my notice after lying about not looking for a new job

I have worked at my current place for just shy of a year now - And in the past 4 months, it has been quite rocky. I have had informal counseling and a disciplinary against me. For some background, ...
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How much should I say in an exit interview?

I am the only expert in a certain area in my current company. I have tried bringing up suggestions to improve my working conditions, but because company and my boss don't understand exactly what I'm ...
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How to quit 1 of your 2 jobs, when your boss is your boss at both?

I'm in a tricky situation and could use some advice on what to do. I'll try to be as detailed as possible without giving out identifying information. I have 2 jobs, one retail position and one ...
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Does my company own my phone number?

My company does not provides phones or phone numbers as most of our meetings are held over teleconferencing tools (e.g. google hangout, zoom, etc.) but they do require us to list a phone number as ...
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Is it legal for company to use my work email to pretend I still work there? [duplicate]

I recently quit my job due to the toxic work environment. My job involved email communication with our clients, and my boss has asked my coworkers to use my email to pretend to be me and talk to our ...
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Can I work just what I'm paid for while leaving?

At my current company, I spent months being bullied and told to quit. I then found a much better position, quit and my last day is on Friday. I can honestly say I prepared a very solid handover - ...
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How to answer pointed "are you quitting" questioning when I don't want them to suspect

"[Not] telling your boss you're quitting" is a broad issue spread over many questions, the closest duplicate to mine is probably here. The consensus is that you have no obligation to prewarn employers ...
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A coworker beat me to resignation. How can I resign in a professional manner?

I began work at a medium-sized startup that neglected to inform me of their impending acquisition. It is possible that it had to be kept secret due to legal reasons, but the fact of the matter is I ...
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Do I owe them a two week notice?

Coming out of college (graduated in the winter), I had relocated six months ago to take a position as a software developer doing iOS app development; it's an area I was excited about and had ...
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Leaving a job that I just took based on false promise of a raise. What do I tell future interviewers?

I was approached to fill a position in an organisation, and during salary negotiations, I was told that they wouldn't budge on the salary because employees were expected to get a pay raise in April ...
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New manager is a jerk - is it OK to quit without providing a reason?

Imagine you work in a large company, and have had a great time. After quite some time working with said large company, the manager which hired you - an inspiring, warm, and empowering person - was ...
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Should I tell my boss I'm leaving because of them?

I'm not sure that any good could come from this. But it seems false to pretend I'm leaving for other reasons. How should I handle this?
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What to put in "reason" when asking for days off for job interview at another place?

I need to take a couple of days off for a job interview I need to fly to get there. What should I say at the "reason" part that won't make it too suspicious?
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How can I safely terminate my contract before its end date?

I've been offered an amazing new job that I'm 100% set on accepting. The only problem is that my current job is a contract that doesn't end until December 2018, and I also have to give 4 weeks notice ...
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Is it acceptable to quit in the middle of a project, when I am the only team member?

The backstory: I am a paid intern who did OK initially, and so was handed a fairly major project and was given free reign over it. The project is now over half way done. The client thus far has been ...
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Should I volunteer for a pay cut?

I work for a very small software shop (2 employees) and was brought in when they were awarded a large project 2 years back. At that time I was offered a pay that is higher than the industry as the ...
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Is it unethical to quit a job soon after receiving my annual bonus?

My current company has announced that the annual reviews will take place in the next 2 weeks. This means in the next 2 weeks, I'll most likely receive a bonus as it happens every year. I have ...
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Is it naive to tell my current employer that I'll be leaving, months in advance?

I'm relocating to another coast in 3 months. The move isn't job related, i.e. I don't have a job out there yet, but I'm committed, e.g. I have other reasons for going, and I've signed a lease on a ...
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Company 'expecting' me to take a month unpaid leave after resignation

I recently resigned with my current company, following both the corresponding laws and the company handbook. Legally they still have to keep/pay me for a month, as that is what my contract (Permanent/'...
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About to give in my notice, but suddenly got a raise. Will it reflect poorly on me if I still decide to leave?

I have been working at my current job for about 5 months now, and while it's a pretty good opportunity, I've been a bit burnt out with the role and position (Web Development). Since month 1, I've been ...
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How should you gracefully leave a company you helped start?

I am a co-founder of a software startup in the B2B space. I am an engineer and have helped build much of our platform from the ground up. It's been 3+ years since we started doing this and we've ...
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Do I have to tell my colleagues that I'm leaving?

I handed in my notice this week and my boss has told me that he has not said anything to the team because he "knows that it is my personal business and is something that I need to do in my own time". ...
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Ex-manager wants to stay in touch, I don't want to

I just left my first job out of college after working there 3 years. The reason I left is because I did not believe that my manager was treating me well. I now have a new job and am happy with it. ...
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I'm leaving a toxic work environment, my boss won't stop pressuring me to stay. How should I handle this?

I work at a small company - there are fewer than 5 employees and my boss is actually the president and owner. I put my two weeks notice in yesterday. I made this decision as my work environment has ...
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My ex-employer is sending emails to customers in my name

I recently resigned and have discovered that my employer has continued to send emails to my clients under my account pretending to be me. I understand it is their company email account, however, it ...
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Can taking a few months off for personal development make it harder to re-enter the workforce? [duplicate]

I am working as a web developer. I'm 26 and I have about three years of experience. I've been bouncing around jobs to find one that I really like and each time it's a disappointment. I want to leave ...
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On notice period - coworker I need to train is giving me the silent treatment

I gave my two-week notice last week and I'm spending this week finishing projects, writing documentation, and passing off some stuff for after I'm gone. Part of my work is sysadmin and we have shitty ...
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How to tell a superior I won't be able to complete a task because I am going to quit in a month

Background: I work for a medium-small company (40-50 people) completely unrelated to IT, as a fixed-term apprentice "IT guy" (they call it "data processing center" employee). There is another ...
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Would I be wrong to leave the start-up I’m working for with one month’s notice? [duplicate]

I work for a 25-person startup company. Even though we are a startup we have good funding from a big investor. My role here is CTO (not co-founder) taking care of 5-6 people (used to be 10+). My boss ...
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Would it give a bad impression if I left my job because my past projects "keep following me"?

Some context I'm currently working in a large IT company for over three years. I have worked on five projects and have a new one currently. Problem Two of my past projects are finished on paper (one ...
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How do I tell my boss that I'm quitting soon, especially given that a colleague just left this week [duplicate]

I was offered a much better job position at another company and I accepted it. This doesn't imply a problem per se, but my current company is rather small and another worker, who was on the same team ...
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How do I go about resigning in a company that doesn't allow two weeks' notice?

I'm in a situation where I must resign from a team that is in over their heads with a huge project. They're even currently looking to hire a couple of people to help distribute the work. What they don'...
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Can an employer refuse my resignation?

Recently a friend working in Texas took his boss to a meeting room and handed over a letter of resignation. The response from the boss was: I don't accept your resignation. Now a resignation ...
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What benefits are there in signing a non-compete after resigning, with no formal contract of employment?

I'm currently leaving a company but they want me to sign a non-compete before leaving. I don't have any formal contract with the company nor anywhere did I sign that I would commit myself to it. Is ...
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Was I subtly told to resign?

I am a junior developer, working for approximately two years at my current company. Lately things have not been great here (delayed raise, restructuring of the company, and lots of seniors leaving - ...
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I quit, and boss offered me 3 month "grace period" where I could still come back

There was a recent death in my family and I need more time to focus on my mental health & family, so I tried to quit my job. I had already taken a 2 month leave of absence earlier in the year and ...
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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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I've been asked to resign and leave, what to do and how do I tell my team?

Due to various minor conflicts my manager has asked me to resign. Its a situation in which I'm really not a great fit for the team rather than any specific cause for termination. Because of that he ...
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Received an invoice from my ex-employer billing me for training; how to handle? [closed]

About 4 months ago I started a job and quit after a month due to a ton of awful things about the organization that aren't relevant here. Today I received in the mail a letter from the company stating ...
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Is it common to discuss the intent to leave with a manager before giving notice of resignation?

I've been working a corporate tech job for three years, my first job out of college. Due to a couple reasons (refusal to swap out outdated technology, shift in company values) I've been itching to ...

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