resigning

the people who’d rather quit than give up remote work

We’ve heard rumblings for a while now that workers are quitting, or threatening to quit, if they can’t continue to work from home. That’s because for many people remote work has been great—the lack of commute, flexible schedule, and more casual dress have provided a massive quality-of-life boon, to say nothing of the productivity increases […]

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how exactly do you quit a job?

Quitting your job can be surprisingly anxiety-producing, even for people who are thrilled to be leaving. And if you haven’t quit many jobs before, you might not even be sure exactly how to do it. Do you have to do it in-person? By formal letter? Do you need to say why you’re quitting or can […]

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can I leave my job after one year if I committed to more?

A reader writes: I am currently looking for a new job. I’m a person who seems to perpetually be stuck in dead-end positions in toxic environments, so I’m searching for a new position with a keen eye out for any red flags. (Your past advice, plus Glassdoor reviews, have been really helpful in discerning the […]

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I want to quit … but if I leave, my project will die

A reader writes: I am a creative team lead at a floundering startup. This is the worst-run workplace I have ever seen. There are two people above me, our CEO Lorna and her general manager, Ignatius. Lorna is not a bad person, but she has a tendency to not tell the whole truth and to […]

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when is it OK to quit a new job I hate?

A reader writes: I started a new job in my field in March. This is my first role in the industry that has the professional title linked to my certification, so it’s an important step for me in my career. A week after I started, we shut down due to Covid. I’ve been working from […]

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how do I quit when my boss won’t speak to me?

A reader writes: Let me preface this by saying, I love my job and I adore my coworkers. My boss and I go back a while; I’ve been their right-hand man for almost a decade. I have worked hard to earn the trust and respect of the folks I work with. We’re definitely one of […]

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my company is incredibly weird when people resign

A reader writes: For the past seven years, I’ve worked for a small marketing agency with five full-time employees and two partners who own the businesses. It looks like (fingers crossed!) I’ll be receiving an offer for a new position with a different agency soon, working on projects that I’m excited about with a substantial […]

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