resigning

what do I owe my long-time employer when I quit?

A reader writes: I have been working for the same small law firm for almost 10 years. It once consisted of me, a billing assistant, a paralegal, a receptionist, and the attorney. Over the last three years, all of the other employees have quit and my boss has failed to replace them. He did attempt […]

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can I resign via text message?

A reader writes: Is it acceptable to send a text to your employer you are quitting and will not be returning to work? No. You should generally resign in a face-to-face conversation. If that’s not possible (because you work in different locations, or one of you is traveling or otherwise away from work, or whatever […]

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my husband emailed my boss about our decision for me to resign

It’s Columbus Day and I could use a break, so here’s an old post from 2012 that I’m making new again. A reader writes: Recently, I accepted a part-time RN position, but resigned within the 90-day probationary period due to several personal and professional factors. I had tried to re-enter the workforce after being a stay-at-home mother for […]

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what you need to do before you quit your job

Getting ready to quit your job is sometimes exciting and sometimes terrifying. But even when you’re sure that you’re ready to move on, it can be tough to leave a place you’ve grown accustomed to and trade it for a company and coworkers who you don’t know nearly as well. At U.S. News & World Report […]

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