Should I keep my resignation secret?
December 12, 2013 3:46 PM Subscribe
I sent my resignation a few days ago after several years in the company. Historically people either disappeared without a word if fired or they were requested to keep their resignation secret and announced their resignation in the very last day. I found it to be extremely uncomfortable doing that.
posted by Sharcho to Work & Money (26 answers total)
I've been there for almost 6 years and play a rather key role in the company. I'm leaving on good terms. The company is based in Ireland.
Tomorrow will be the last day at work for December, and I'll be finishing in the end of January. There's a Christmas party tomorrow, which is probably going to be my only opportunity to socialize and talk with my colleagues at work, as during the workday it's too busy to socialize. I would like to share my thoughts, my plans, get feedback, and I wouldn't want to lie if somebody would ask me what I'm doing during my holidays/Christmas. By nature, I'm not the kind of person who keeps their thought to themselves. The boss wants to wait at least until January before announcing, and he wants to announce it himself to the staff.
Is that kind of request reasonable? Have you ever experienced such a request?