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What are they going to do, fire you? But in seriousness - if it is during the time you are still serving your notice, I would advise just going to the interview and keeping it brief. Your contract probably mentions something to the effect that you are required to perform tasks according to what your manager says, and this would likely be one of those tasks. ...


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But I don't want to do it since I believe it is pointless and I don't want to spend my time. It's not your time that you're spending - you are still employed by them and on the clock. If they want to waste an hour of that time with an exit interview (rather than you doing documentation or more useful handover stuff) then that's fine. Can they do anything ...


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Legal and practical issues addressed at exit interview You said: since I believe it is pointless You may be incorrect. An exit interview is often the time when the Human Resources department will cover important legal and practical issues. You likely will sign a formal agreement about your precise date-time of separation. You will discuss returning any ...


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You have made up your mind. There is nothing that they can say or do to keep you there. So everything else then turning down their request is impolite and impractical. Saying you have accepted another job is fine, but gives them a point to argue. They can say they can offer you something better, they can say that talking/negotiations are not unethical, ...


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If you want to be polite as possible, then just say: "While I have enjoyed my time here, I have decided to move on, for personal reasons. I'm sorry, but my decision is final and it would not be fair to you to waste your time discussing this matter further." It gives a reason without leaving any room for discussion. It's firm, polite, and ...


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Stress is a killer. If you need to take time off, do it sooner, rather than later. THIS ANSWER sums up what happens when you ignore the signs of burnout


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-- (Full disclosure: I once volunteered on a suicide-prevention hotline. It was an eye-opening experience.) I very strongly advise you to immediately consult other physicians. Go ahead and consult a clinical psychologist as well as general practitioners. Above all, consider that this might be a physical problem. And that you, being on the inside, are not in ...


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I would think that your contract would state something along the lines of performing tasks or about being professional but either way I don't see any harm in going there. If you today have a good reference why waste it? The only con I see of going on it is that you feel that you wasted a little bit of time. The cons of not going I see first and mostly a red ...


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I would say one thing, DO NOT Sign Anything that may limit your ability to earn income without a comparable consideration


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25% more pay, better tasks and good vibes vs arm bending, false promises and menial work. You should be asking yourself why should I stay? By the sounds of it, it is a good time to change jobs regardless if you are ill or not. you never know, maybe a fresh start is just what you need to get out of your rut.


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I am not satisfied ... finances are also a large stressor... an offer with 25% more pay and good benefits ... I would have to go into the office 1-2 times per week ... There's numerous reasons why people are leaving their current jobs. The largest issues facing employees today is job satisfaction, better pay, and flexibility / remote work. This new job ...


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I would go and listen to them talk and give them whatever rubbish answers they want to make the whole thing end as quickly as possible. They may very well waste your time but you are on the way out so they won't be wasting it for much longer. You answer there question in a non confrontational way. Don't be sarcastic or snide, let the tone of your voice be ...


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There is no way at all that management can "refuse to accept resignation". You want to quit, it's your right to quit, and there's nothing they can do to stop you. They cannot force you to stay in that company. You did the right and nice thing, by sending an email to warn them. Usually, as a follow up to that first communication (your question does ...


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Others have written There is no upside to telling the truth. If your only consideration for saying something is whether it benefits you, then they are right - there is no upside. However if you are prepared to take some action that might help others, then saying something like the truth can be helpful. Your boss might learn, the company might learn, and ...


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