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If you work an office job, it is likely that for legal purposes, the company will ask for a resignation letter no matter what. They can deliver your last paycheck on time and do any de-briefing that needs to take place. If you don't work an office job, chat with your manager. There is likely to be some level of distress, so anticipate that, keep a cool ...


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You'll burn a lot of bridges, and, "word gets around fast." You accepted their offer – then decided that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. I wouldn't do that, if I were you.


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Talk to your manager before writing a formal letter. There's a pretty good chance they'll agree to an immediate exit since they won't want to waste two weeks' salary for you to twiddle your thumbs, especially since you've only been there a week. If you have started some work/task, be prepared to be asked to stay a short time to complete it. I once had a ...


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You've brought many things to the table here, and are trying to condense them into a singular "should I leave?" decision. First of all, "should I" decisions should only be answered by yourself. Don't let strangers on the internet make decisions for you. I've written this answer to separately address the different things you've brought up, ...


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Is the company allowed to deny my use of those holidays during the leaving period? No. See for example: https://www.legalexpatdesk.nl/holidays/ However that doesn't mean they won't try anyway and the key question for you is "What to do if they deny it ". Read through your employee handbook and your corporate policies. Make sure you understand all ...


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You won't lose your vacation days. You must take your required minimal number of yearly vacation days within 6 months (so, before July 1), which, for a 40 hour/week contract is 20 vacation days. (For vacation days above legal, it depends on the company; for the company I work for, that's 5 years). But that's irrelevant for your case, as you're leaving before ...


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Please suggest me how I can leave gracefully. If you want to leave on as good terms as possible, then just quietly leave when you have found a new position and thank everyone for the learning experience. There is no upside to taking a swing at anyone on your way out. And it's a small World, making enemies is not worth it. Your background is unsuited for the ...


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First off, do not react too quickly. Think things through. In many jurisdictions, you don't get unemployment benefits when you resign. I don't know if this is a factor for you, and it may not be, but I'm calling attention to that detail in case you had not considered it. Second, tell your manager what happened. Your manager sounds pretty good. And you're a ...


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It sounds like you are working with a consulting company and the project leader had expected a domain expert in the topic to be assigned for the role which you are filling. Many clients have unrealistic expectations from consulting companies. That's not necessarily an intractable problem and it definitely is not your fault. It's worth an effort to try to ...


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Of course you tell your manager. Your manager needs to know about this. Remember that hiring you didn’t come for free, it cost your company significant money, which they will lose if you leave. Don’t worry about how money is moving, that’s something your managers manager and her manager will be worrying about. If the whole project is found at risk, you want ...


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My questions are: Do you think I should tell this to my Manager about her behaviour? Unless you have evidence of this behavior to show your manager, simply telling them will not be very helpful. What you should do is ask any questions to the project leader through email. This way if they are insulting and not helpful, you have evidence that you can present ...


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Look over your original contract very carefully. Consider ways that they may try to screw you over. Then consider whether or not you should send them a reminder letter. Or, ask them to give you a reminder letter that your contract is ending (which would make much more sense under the circumstances).


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If your manager really just asked, as in "Hey CookieExchange, would you mind putting together an email that covers what you just told me verbally?" that seems eminently reasonable. Your manager, presumably, needs to let HR and his manager know that they need to start looking to replace you after your contract ends. Having an email from you ...


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After notifying my manager, I was then asked to write a letter of resignation with my final date as contract end to finish off the process. Ignore that strange request. You can not "resign" from that company any more than I can: you're not an employee. Send a polite email simply reminding everyone that the contract is finished. Dear Steve and ...


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Do I have moral or ethical obligations to keep working for a certain period of time? Talk about how important your family is and most people who act on behalf of the company (that'd be managers) won't dare to object. I really believe that when you are joining and leaving a company you are in a purely fiscal relationship, which is to say a selfish and ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a resident of California, nor am I a lawyer, but I have read some contracts from California-based companies, so I have a reasonable understanding of the standard "at-will" employment system. My understanding is that California is an "at-will employment" state. What this means is that the employer is allowed to fire ...


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From a legal perspective, the biggest consideration would be... do you have to pay that maternity leave pay back or not. Double check your employee handbook, any contracts you signed or whatever. From an ethical perspective, I'd say it's pretty unethical. The employer is offering paid maternity leave as a perk to recruit and retain employees, presumably. ...


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He hates paper, so what? You're leaving soon anyway. But I would make sure my boss does not have to learn by email or written note that I was leaving. Before sending any formal notification, tell your boss face-to-face you are leaving. Inform at HR what the formal procedure is when resigning, and follow that. If they're ok with an email, send an email. If ...


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You can send him a pdf file via email. You can both sign it digitally and he'll be able to print it if he needs a paper version.


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I can't see any harm in doing both. Send the email and then drop in a hard copy "for filing purposes", or something along those lines.


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"Written" includes emails, so that should be perfectly valid. What you can't do is call him say "I quit" and then leave. There needs to be a paper trail (although these days this is digital mainly) that the resignation came from you and not hearsay. However, it's probably worth calling your boss first and talking things over before the ...


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