The Resignation of the Amanuensis
January 2, 2013 5:44 AM Subscribe
I need to give my resignation this week, but just learned my boss/supervisor is on bereavement leave. What's the classiest way to handle this?
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I thought I had planned it so well! I carefully planned to give my 2-weeks notice today, checking that my boss had no appointments or looming deadlines that would interfere with our being able to sit down and talk for a while.
Then I get to work this morning and learn that my boss will be out until Monday due to a death in the family.
The start date for my new job is predicated on my giving notice this week; so are assorted relocation and house-moving items for me to move from here (FL) to my new place (CA). I cannot
Since I can't resign in person today, what should I do? So far I have the following ideas but no clue what is better for everyone involved:
- Call him today to discuss
- E-mail him my resignation letter today
- Wait until he returns next week and resign in person (this means fewer than 2 weeks notice)
- Comedy 4th option
I really like my current employer and have been here for 6 years now. I want to leave gracefully, classily, and with the minimum of hassle for my colleagues and superiors.