resigning

You’re resigning! Here’s what to say when you quit, when to do it, who to tell first, and why you don’t need a resignation letter.

can I tell my boss I’m a bad fit for my job?

A reader writes: Since early 2021, I have been working as an administrative assistant in a fairly specific field (think a specialized field within a larger industry). I changed jobs in June of this year, as my previous role was only part-time and that wasn’t working out for me. There were some other culture issues […]

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are there times when you can’t ethically quit a job?

A reader writes: I’ve read your site for a long time, so I’m pretty sure that your advice here is going to be to do what’s best for me (and if that’s leaving, then leave), but my question is: Are there circumstances under which you really shouldn’t leave a job? My scenario is this: I […]

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the employee who quit via cod and other dramatic resignations

When you quit your job, the process is usually pretty mundane — a meeting to deliver the news and a discussion of how to wrap up items you’re working on — but occasionally a resignation is more memorable. A while back, I asked readers to share the most dramatic resignations they’ve witnessed. Over at Inc. today, […]

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how soon can I quit a new job with a tyrannical boss?

A reader writes: I was hoping to write to you with good news about an exciting new job, but, it’s only been a week and I’m already wondering if I should quit. My last job of two years at a large company was fine but not great: the management was lackluster and I wasn’t really […]

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do I have to tell my boss where I’m going when I quit?

A reader writes: I wanted to ask how one can avoid saying where they are moving to after resigning at their job. An ex-colleague (let’s call him Jake) resigned and the boss insisted on knowing where he was going despite Jake trying to avoid saying. In the end, Jake gave the name of the company […]

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