resigning

do I have to give two weeks notice?

A reader writes: I have received a job offer that I am going to take. I am waiting for background checks to process before I can officially accept and start. What I am wondering is, once my offer is official and I am ready to leave my current job, how vital is it to give […]

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how to ask to resign instead of being fired

A reader writes: I’ve been put on a performance improvement plan after about eight months at my job. My manager says that she doesn’t think I have the skills to perform the job to her standards. After three months on the plan, my manager said she hasn’t seen the improvement she’s been looking for and […]

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since I gave notice, my boss has tripled my workload

A reader writes: A few months ago, I gave notice at my current position. The decision was necessary due to severe burnout issues (to the point where I have been having anxiety attacks) and a terrible boss who, despite repeated conversations about my burnout levels, only continued to increase my workload and micromanage my every […]

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how to say “I’ll quit over this”

A reader writes: Two coworkers and I are outspoken and willing to quit or get fired over some changes to our jobs that are happening due to a new (and terrible) director. An additional two will also quit, but their personal situations prevent them from taking it to our extreme. (I understand, I’m not judging.) […]

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how to write a resignation letter

Resigning tends to bring out anxiety in lots of us: When do you do it? What do you say? And in the second decade of the third millennium, you’re still supposed to mark this important conversation by letter? If you’re wondering how to write a resignation letter – and why – you’re not alone. At […]

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how to quit your job

Based on my mail here, people agonize almost as much about how to resign their jobs as they do about deciding whether to resign in the first place. The logistics seem to really trip people up: When and how do you tell your boss? What if she’s upset or angry? Do you have to write a […]

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