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.

do I have to work in-office during my notice period?

A reader writes: What do you think about refusing to work in-office during my notice period despite an org-wide “return to office” policy that’s been in effect since September? Assume: • I can fully do my job from home • I don’t plan to use my bosses as references in the future • My workspace […]

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my boss told me not to tell anyone I’m quitting

A reader writes: I work for a small nonprofit that underwent a leadership transition earlier this year. A few months later, I’m the only surviving member of the staff, all of whom had long tenures with the organization (up to 35 years) and stellar service records. I won’t go into details about all of those […]

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my ex-boss isn’t that into me (but I’m still into her)

A reader writes: I recently left my old remote job of one year for a role with a new team in the same company. I thought I was close with my manager (messaging regularly for business and casual friendly text chats, Christmas gift, birthday gift — even drove one hour to ship me sweets from […]

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did I burn a bridge by resigning right after I was promoted?

A reader writes: The short version is, I tried really hard to resign without burning bridges but I don’t think I succeeded. How can I mitigate the situation and what should I have done differently? The gory details: I have worked for nine years at a small nonprofit — small enough that it thinks of […]

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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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