39 votes

Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

Ask your new job for an alternate reference you can use. Explain that since you haven't announced your departure yet, you are unable to provide a reference from your current job. If you have some ...
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35 votes

Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

Never ask somebody to marry you if you don't already know the answer. Or in this situation, never ask somebody for a recommendation if you don't know they're going to be supportive/effusive. I know it'...
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34 votes

Retract written resignation

The question is: is it a good idea at all? It's a terrible idea. Giving up an increase to more than double your salary is likely something you can never make up. You indicated that your sole reason ...
20 votes

How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?

I'll be blunt here: an interviewer is not a therapist. Sharing even just a fraction of what you have written here will be counterproductive: Keep it simple and short. Most interviewers will ask the ...
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16 votes

Retract written resignation

is it a good idea at all? Probably not. Even if you retract your resignation now, your employer knows that you are not very happy with your current role and are likely to leave in the future. That's ...
13 votes

How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?

If you're applying to another prison, some of this detail might be ok. But to any other job at all? Provide none of it. Anyone would dislike what you're describing -- but you're also describing a ...
10 votes

Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

I've been in this situation with previous employment. My advice would be: ask HR for a reference explicitly. If the company you currently work for is small/doesn't have a HR department, ask the ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

My question is, how should I convey to the owner that the manager has been highly misleading in that email? Or is it better to merely hand in notice and say nothing? Yep, the professional thing to do ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

The common wisdom is that there is little benefit from trying to fix up any part of a company culture when you are on your way out the door. You will waste your time and energy, and you will be at ...
7 votes

Retract written resignation

The question is: is it a good idea at all? Ultimately only you can answer that one - I have to say unless there's really compelling reasons for you (and your family) it probably isn't. Most of what ...
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6 votes

Retract written resignation

While I strongly agree with the answers that mention the fact your employer now considers your a "flight risk", one thing that hasn't been mentioned is the impact on your new employer. They ...
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5 votes

Retract written resignation

There are several well written, reasoned answers here, but I'm going to give you the cold, hard, unvarnished truth: You have no moral obligation to your employer other then to perform the work they ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

You should resign with as little fuss as possible. Doing otherwise will have no benefit. Your early departure will shine a negative light on your friend, since he referred you to the job, and his ...
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How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?

Can someone please tell me how I should explain my reasons for wanting to leave after almost 5 years to a future employer? Or should I just say "Prison isn't for me?" Something like "I ...
2 votes

How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?

Answers to interview questions, like a cover letter when applying, are best when they're customized to the job you're currently applying to. I agree with the other answers that you don't want to go ...
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2 votes

How much information is too much for "Why do you want to leave your previous employer?" in a job interview?

Can someone please tell me how I should explain my reasons for wanting to leave after almost 5 years to a future employer? Or should I just say "Prison isn't for me?" I know it feels like ...
2 votes

Retract written resignation

To sum it up, I am feeling guilty of leaving my team in a worse situation than I was expecting. My 90-day notice is not long enough to have a proper and smooth transition. One of my senior managers ...
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2 votes

Background Check and 2 week notice for Federal Government Job

What happens now ? They will finish their notice period and than they are unemployed until the background check finishes. If it's clear, they can start the new job. If it fails they need to look for ...
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2 votes

Retract written resignation

You have an offer for more than twice your current salary. Your wife would need to have some incredibly extra special extraordinary reason to not fully support you, even if it involves moving. Mine ...
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1 vote

Retract written resignation

The decision is ultimately yours to make. There are impacts on your current employer, your new employer, you, and your family. Retracting an offer may or may not be possible. Going back now may not ...
1 vote

Retract written resignation

To give an actual answer: There is no "official" way to retract the resignation. You talk to you boss and tell them, you want to retract the resignation. Because you are underpaid by more ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

Since your goal seems to be to help your friend, why don't you ask them? Random strangers on the internet have no idea what may or may not help them in their current situation. They know their boss. ...
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