resigning

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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how long after resigning should you still answer questions?

A reader writes: I recently resigned from a mid-level management position at a large research organization, to take a position as director for a nonprofit that works regularly with the research organization (the nonprofit actually spends much of their time promoting the activities of the research group). It was a very amicable transition, and I […]

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should I leave my new job after the first day?

A reader writes: I started today my job and I am feeling very disappointed. My manager didn’t show up as he is on holiday and another is working from home. Fine! Another manager introduced me to the team, which replied “nice to meet you” without really caring about me. Example: everyone has left for lunch […]

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I resigned, and my employer asked me to write them a check

A reader writes: I work for a state university in Washington state. Part of my job requires me to travel to conferences, and we book flights, hotel accommodations, and registration far ahead of time. I gave notice last Friday and today my boss came into my cube to let me know that she’d like me […]

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