resigning

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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I feel guilty about leaving the team I manage

A reader writes: I’ve been at my company eight years now and have seriously loved working here, working my way up to the manager of my location in that time. I am in my early 30s, and this is my first job with direct reports. Due to a variety of corporate-level decisions, my job has […]

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why fantasizing about rage-quitting is so universal

There’s a common dream that unites workers across fields: the Spectacular Resignation Fantasy. (Well, that and more paid vacation.) Anyone who has ever had a terrible boss or toxic coworkers or who has been overworked and under-appreciated has almost certainly fantasized about quitting their job in a blaze of glory—a dramatic, vindicating exit, usually involving […]

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what should a resignation letter say?

What exactly are the mechanics of quitting your job? How do you tell your boss? How do you initiate that meeting? What do you write in your resignation letter? And for that matter, considering that it’s 2020, why are we still marking this important conversation by letter? At New York Magazine today, I’ve answered everything […]

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should I email my complaints to my team when I resign?

A reader writes: Would it be career suicide to send an email to everyone at my current job explaining why I’m leaving it? My boss turned out to be a two-faced liar who viciously targeted and drove out several coworkers (while quite a few more left because they couldn’t stomach how others were being treated). […]

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my employee quit, but now wants to stay

A reader writes: I have an employee who resigned by email two weeks ago. He sent his resignation by email to the head of HR, one of the VP’s, and the president of the company. Fast forward to last week, when the employee told us that he wants to stay. (Evidently he had a job […]

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my boss is mad that I’m quitting

A reader writes: I recently resigned from my job. I was only at this organization for a year and a half, but I came into this position with a lot of experience from a similar role elsewhere, so I’ve managed to get a lot done in that time. The organization isn’t in great financial shape […]

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