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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote? Threatening to leave will not get you anything other than possibly being let go from your company before you have a replacement job. If ...
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Soon-to-be-ex-employer trying to force me to disclose name of new employer

Do not sign anything more from your current employer for any reason. You’re doing well there. Block them all on LinkedIn and social media. Do not share any further information about your future plans, ...
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Can I be forced to conduct an exit interview?

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 ...
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Renegotiating a start date on request of current employer (after contract signed)?

Do not renegotiate your leave. You've given your notice. That's enough. However, my current employer was quite shocked by the announcement, and have informed me that they will be in a very difficult ...
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Should I hand in my notice at my current employer without a contract from my new employer? (UK)

If I don't hand in my notice now this will mess up the agreed upon start date. Is it really such a bad idea to hand in notice without a contract or should I wait? Yes it is a bad idea to hand in ...
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How can I politely decline a counteroffer without burning bridges when management refuses to accept/delays resignation?

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 ...
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Can I be forced to conduct an exit interview?

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 ...
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Most professional way to leave company when boss won't acknowledge you're leaving?

You have informed the boss, and HR. It is up to the company to determine their next steps: they can hire internally, they can hire externally, they can decide not to fill the position. The company ...
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Soon-to-be-ex-employer trying to force me to disclose name of new employer

I suggest you contact a lawyer and lay out what your former employer is doing. What's going on here would seem to be a type of harassment. They may be able to write up a letter which can be forceful ...
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Can I be forced to conduct an exit interview?

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 ...
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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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Boss offered pay raise to retain me. I'm about to resign. How do I turn down the offer?

Since you mention: "I told her I'll sleep over it during the weekend and get back to her on the following week - which is today". First, talk to your boss. You should not getting into any ...
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Renegotiating a start date on request of current employer (after contract signed)?

The advice I have received from friends is to be honest about the situation and simply explain the circumstances along with the desire to defer my starting date Your friends are smart. The only thing ...
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Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way?

I think you should ask your manager. You could ask precisely the subject line of this question: Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way? Or a ...
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Leaving company, should I write personalized farewell emails?

Most people stick to a general email when they leave, where they sometime also explicitly mention close collaborators. If you want to go the extra mile by also sending personalized emails to select ...
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Should I even show up tomorrow, after being put on a Performance Improvement Plan?

Show up, but assume you will be fired and put your main effort into getting the next job. You show up so you continue to make a salary, and so that you can say you're still employed while searching ...
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Renegotiating a start date on request of current employer (after contract signed)?

Put the new employer first--do not defer your start date on behalf of the current employer; otherwise, you might unintentionally be signalling divided loyalty to your new employer. It is "too-bad-...
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Most professional way to leave company when boss won't acknowledge you're leaving?

As others have said, it's not your responsibility to find or train your replacement. But there is something you can and should be doing - letting your teammates know that you will be leaving. ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

would be it very unethical for me to leave/threaten to leave right now for full remote? It's not unethical to decide you want another job. Especially as a junior it's expected you may have a few ...
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How can I politely decline a counteroffer without burning bridges when management refuses to accept/delays resignation?

You have made up your mind. There is nothing that they can say or do to keep you there. So everything else than turning down their request is impolite and impractical. Saying you have accepted another ...
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Boss offered pay raise to retain me. I'm about to resign. How do I turn down the offer?

When resigning, it's always common courtesy to notify your boss in person (or at least video conference/phone call), and then send the formal e-mail afterwards for HR records. Note that if you have ...
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I resigned. Should I leave despite promises of reform?

Normally, before you resign from a job you like that you've held for 13 years over something like this, you would have raised the issue with your boss and the rest of the management. Most likely ...
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What does this Resignation/Termination condition mean?

They can choose to pay you out instead of you working the notice period OR they can put you on “gardening leave” during the notice period such that they do not have you on site. Some employees have ...
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Renegotiating a start date on request of current employer (after contract signed)?

You need to ask yourself what is more important: Looking good for your new company or Looking good for your old company By approaching your new company to change the start date, they are going to ...
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What is the official date of resignation when registered mail was delivered on time, but went to a collection point to be picked up the next day?

First things first: sending a letter on a Friday and expecting it to arrive on Monday is very risky. Yes. It can. But I don't think the carrier can guarantee that. Next time, don't do those things at ...
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Quitting a job as a key employee

But I have no idea what they will do when I give them notice. This isn't your problem to solve or worry about. I feel sorry for them. Sympathy has no place here. But I think I should do what is ...
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Contract with specific end date but need to complete project

You should discuss your concerns with your direct manager asap. Only they can help to clarify your obligations to the project and also help you fill the gaps you need to complete the project. Be sure ...
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Is it good form to put detailed reasons why you are resigning from a company in a resignation letter?

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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Boss offered pay raise to retain me. I'm about to resign. How do I turn down the offer?

IF YOUR "COUNTER-OFFER" IS NOT IN WRITING, THEN YOU DON'T HAVE A COUNTER-OFFER! All this stuff about thinking about it over the weekend is probably a waste of time. If the second employer ...
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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?

Your position will not be at risk. Your company increased your friend's salary recently so they clearly valued him. They hired you on his recommendation so also valued his judgement. While they may ...
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