resigning

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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is it okay to blindside your boss when quitting?

A reader writes: I have a question about how unprofessional it is to “blindside” your boss when quitting. Six months ago I started a new job with a multinational company. I asked the internal recruiter specifically about travel expectations and how much interaction I needed to have with the other office. I’ve worked across countries […]

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