resigning

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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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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