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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?

Fact is that as one person you are not going to change how the company with 500 developers is working - unless you manage to work your way up to vp of software development in 20 years time, but there ...
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Is it good form to put detailed reasons why you are resigning from a company?

or just keep it generic like "the direction of the company..."? Don't even go that far. No reasons are necessary. Just something like this is sufficient and clear: I hereby give X days ...
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I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss?

You can ask. If you have good connections, that might be granted. Or you could play another game: Search around for other projects and bosses, and try joining another project. If you are truly correct,...
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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?

So is it okay to quit this job just after a month of joining? Depends what you mean by "ok". It's certainly not illegal as long as you follow proper process and don't break any contracts or ...
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Is it good form to put detailed reasons why you are resigning from a company?

is it good form to add a detailed laundry list of what those things are or just keep it generic like "the direction of the company..."? If you want to keep it professional you should avoid ...
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How to communicate that someone is no longer employed at the company?

A weekly newsletter about staff changes, best sent out early on Monday. Introduce the new hires - their job title and resume headline will do. Thank the people who have left for new opportunities and ...
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When do I need to resign?

Well, you could hand in your resignation before the probation period is over, but with an effective date of July 31st. But then your employer could respond by firing you with two weeks notice, because ...
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I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss?

I wanted to know if I can/should demand to be transferred to a different project and assigned a new manager? I've never worked in a company where you could successfully demand a new boss. Perhaps ...
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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?

I don't know where you are, but around here it's standard to have 1-3 months of "trial" or "probation" period for jobs. This period is meant to give both you and your employer a ...
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What can we do if we get threatened when resigning?

It seems to me you are frightened of your boss. That's one more good reason to resign. Resigning is a very formalized and straightforward action. You draft a mail/letter which states that you resign, ...
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Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?

I strongly feel I am not a match for this company and that looking elsewhere is the best path for both me and the company (just typing out this question feels like a relief). So find a new company ...
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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?

Yes, leave quickly and don't look back. And if I were interviewing you, I would listen to you explain, even complain, if you could tie it to code quality and maybe come equipped with a couple ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

I don't disagree with Joe Strazzere's answer. I just want to make an alternative, one that I would probably take, which mitigates the downsides Go to you manager and tell them exactly what has ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

Apart from money. Generally the best time to leave is when a job becomes toxic or the work too onerous. Most of your problems seem to be about the work. This is relatively minor in my opinion. Having ...
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What can we do if we get threatened when resigning?

What can I do if it happens to me? Im planning to resign too... If you are threatened with bodily harm by your boss, report this to law enforcement and report it to whatever labor agency your company ...
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How to communicate that someone is no longer employed at the company?

I think the current emails are sufficient from a liability and security standpoint. They don't convey anything malicious or poor-intended on the part of the company nor the terminated employee. The ...
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How to handle when a valued mentor resigns?

Follow him. It's not that common that you'll run into these kinds of people. We so rarely interact with other people who genuinely improve our lives in measurable ways. It's worth trying to keep tabs ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

Is it bad to quit company A and go with company B in this situation? You're in your probation period. Company A can fire you at any time, and I'm assuming your contract states that you can leave at ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

One tip first: If you leave the next job after 1 week it's always worth a try calling your old company very humbly and see if you can return. Definitely better than being unemployed for 8 months. (The ...
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Is it good form to put detailed reasons why you are resigning from a company?

It's not mentioned but some companies request you do an exit interview and there are times you can mention things like: I've capped out in my position and I'm looking for more opportunities didn't ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

Since I'm one of the newer developers I feel like I don't have a voice to change things. That is correct. Nobody of the old guard will initially listen to you, because they are not stupid. They have ...
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Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?

Be honest and open. Explain how you are feeling and how that is impacting your motivation. You are doing no favors to anyone by keeping it in or hesitating to bring it up with your manager. This is a ...
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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?

I did it once- and at a company that would be many people's dream job. The culture was just not a fit for me. It took weeks to get me code access, I was prohibited from talking about my work ...
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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?

I did exactly the same. Worked for one month, took my money and quit the next day. There was a toxic culture in that company. I think it was a good decision. Before and after that I've had long-term ...
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I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss?

Find a new project at your company on your own, then request a transfer. Don't give your boss a chance to thwart you. Don't give your toxic boss a chance to thwart your lateral move. Find a new ...
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I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss?

I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss? In the broadest scope of the term demand, yes you can demand a new boss. But what does that mean? There are two paths you can take: ...
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How to communicate that someone is no longer employed at the company?

In the companies I've worked for, employees have always been given the choice of how to communicate to others that they were leaving. In the majority of cases, this meant the employee writing their ...
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Will I still have to provide the 4 weeks notice if I'm still on probation?

Have you approached the company? You're still in probation, and they have reserved the right to let you go early. I see little point in them keeping you - you're likely not yet at full capacity, but ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

Probation works two ways. First, it gives the company the right to terminate the contract for whatever reason they like. To keep things fair you also then have the same right to terminate the contract ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

At the old company, they will hate you. On the other hand, it’s 50% more salary. An old saying slightly modified: If you stay, they are happy, you are unhappy. If you leave, you are happy, they are ...
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