resigning

should I show how angry I am when I resign?

A reader writes: Three months ago, I applied for a short-term contract position in order to get my foot in the door with a company in an industry I had previously worked in and missed immensely. Shortly before my interview, my resume was shared with a separate department in that company and I came in […]

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spectacular resignation stories: share in the comments

Usually quitting a job is relatively mundane — you might be nervous about it, but it generally won’t involve yelling, profanity, or other fireworks. But occasionally a resignation is truly spectacular. For example, there was the flight attendant who, “upset with an uncooperative passenger on a just-landed flight … unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on the public […]

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my boss doesn’t believe I’m really quitting

A reader writes: How should I handle a clingy soon-to-be-former boss? I work for a small nonprofit, and am part of a four-person team (there’s no overlap – I’m the only person in my position on our team). My boss and executive director knew last October that I wanted to begin looking for a new […]

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should you let your boss know you’re job searching?

So you’re thinking about moving on from your job, and you’re wondering if you should let your boss know that you’re starting to job search. Maybe it feels like professional courtesy to give your boss a heads-up about your plans. But should you do it? And if so, how do you say it and when? […]

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should I sabotage my terrible employer on my way out?

A reader writes: I have a question regarding ownership and I will preface it by saying that I realize it’s kind of a petty one. I am the graphic designer (I’m the only one) at a small IT company that does a lot of government work. Most of the work I’ve produced for them are […]

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when is it time to admit that you can’t do a job?

A reader writes: When is it time to admit you can’t do a job? I’m 24 and I graduated a year and a half ago. After six months of job searching and freelancing, I started a position far more senior than I expected (think Assistant Director of a particular area of my organization’s work). I’d […]

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questions about resigning — while your boss is on maternity leave, when your boss is hard to find, and when your coworkers are leaving too

Resigning! It always stresses people out (except for when it just elates them). Here are three questions about it. 1. Should I resign while my boss is on maternity leave, or on her first day back? I’m in the final stages of negotiating an offer and hope to be able to resign from my current […]

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