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Alternative to resignation? Want to move but not harm career.

I live in a smallish (Canadian) city an hour outside of a large city. I moved for work four years ago, and for a variety of reasons am feeling an increasing urgency to move back to the Big City. I am trying to figure out ways to do this, weighing my options, and am curious if anyone has any suggestions, or can point out repercussions of each option I hadn't considered? [more inside]
posted by offrecord on May 2, 2014 - 20 answers

My boss is a crazy megalomaniac! Please hire me?

How do I explain why I left my job when I'm leaving due to issues with my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Should I keep my resignation secret?

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. [more inside]
posted by Sharcho on Dec 12, 2013 - 26 answers

Short notice resignation snowflake-y justification

My contract with my employer is at-will (and I work in an at-will state), and I need to get out of here asap, but I don't want to give too much notice... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Needing Resignation Letter Advice

I currently have two different jobs, with two different bosses at the same community college. I have been offered to work at one of them full time and it happens to be the one that I like more and is more fitting for my goals. I have already made my decision, I just need to avoid burning bridges. [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Jul 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Have I been going about quitting all wrong?

I'm about to quit my job. I'm becoming increasingly aware that this is going to come as a huge surprise to my boss and coworkers. Should I have been dropping hints? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2013 - 21 answers

The Art of Departure Or, How to Quit My Job.

I'm moving from one retail job to another. Which is easy, except for the mild emotional entanglement. How do I pull my hand out of the tiger's mouth? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Apr 3, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me have a pleasant farewell to this F#%! job in the final days.

I recently gave my two week's notice at work. It seemed to go well, but now my boss seems to be turning it into a negative thing by freaking out and being dramatic. Please help me navigate my last few days here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2013 - 18 answers

Oh, by the way, this is my two week notice!

Is it proper etiquette to turn in a resignation notice in-hand? Also, I have a great manager and have a few questions about that. [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Jan 27, 2013 - 13 answers

How to resign from a voluntary position?

I have a voluntary position with the union I'm a member of, which involves a lot of extra work, which has been fine up until now. Recently, the job role has changed, with people in my position being encouraged to take on additional duties. There have also been other changes that I'm not happy with. How do I go about resigning my position without causing bad feeling, especially as I will likely need the services of the organisation in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

The Resignation of the Amanuensis

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? [more inside]
posted by this reminds me of an achewood strip on Jan 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Publicly discussed promotion might not happen. What next?

Can I stay on at a job when promised promotion is being withdrawn? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2012 - 20 answers

More notice vs. more stress?

How do I time submitting my resignation, in order to best give my employer(s) time to prepare, without adding too much additional stress to a big upcoming project? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Write or flight?

Quit-my-job-Filter: Some long-simmering animosities between my boss and me have just come to a full-rage boil, and I need to leave my full-time journalism job as soon—and as safely—as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm giving my notice after 15 years and wondering the reaction I can expect to receive.

I plan on submitting my resignation to my boss tomorrow. I have worked for the company for over 15 years, the last 7 in a senior management role. My boss (who is also the president of the company) and I have not always seen eye to eye but we have a pretty good relationship these days. I plan on giving her just over 7 weeks notice. [more inside]
posted by VanishingPoint on Mar 6, 2012 - 23 answers

Can I be denied leave without pay if I'm resigning?

I'm giving notice to my job today, starting a new one at beginning of January. Questions regarding holidays and family medical leave, because I think they might fight me... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 - 13 answers

take this coworker and shove him

I'm leaving my job in part because of a toxic coworker. Do I tell my bosses the real reason for my departure, and how? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Dec 1, 2011 - 28 answers

How to quit shortly after starting?

I’ve been at my job about three months, and while my performance is great and my colleagues and I get along well, I just don’t click with the overall culture. An offer has come my way from another company, and I’m thinking about switching jobs. Quitting any job is hard enough; how do I have this conversation with my boss without feeling (or making him feel) like my resignation is screwing over him and the organization after they’ve invested in me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I stay (quiet), or should I go (and blow it all)?

I'm moving to Japan no matter what, but should I tell my current employer sooner rather than later that I have decided to do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Trying to quit my job is harder than I thought it would be.

Please give me advice on a sticky job resignation issue. My manager did not accept my resignation date, and then things got complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 45 answers

Giving resignation notice with or without an official offer letter?

I was offered a fantastic new job 3 days ago, and I accepted. They want me to start in 4 weeks, but they haven’t yet given me an official offer letter. The usual advice is to wait for the offer letter before giving notice, right? Well, here's my dilemma: 1) Starting next week, I'm leaving for 3 weeks on my honeymoon. If I wait till next week to give notice, I'll have less than a week left in the office. I work in an extremely small office (4 ppl), and I’ll be putting everyone in a difficult position. 2) I don't want to burn any bridges because I'm using work data for my dissertation. 3) The HR woman at the New Job says I don't need to wait for an offer letter. Should I take her word for it? Should I give notice with or without an offer letter? [more inside]
posted by thegoodeleven on Apr 7, 2011 - 23 answers

What are the consequences of shortened notice of resignation?

What are the legal consequences of not giving 4 weeks notice, which is part of my employment contract in Ontario, Canada? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Resigned to being resigned

I wrote a letter of resignation, and asked my boss to countersign it - he refused to sign it, saying "this is not the way we do things in Japan". True story? What are alternative ways to make sure I have a copy for my own reference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2011 - 20 answers

I quit! Forever and ever?

NYC Dept of Ed filter: my friend got himself into a sticky situation at his new job (first job out of school) where he was being harassed by the principal. He documented everything but has not consulted a lawyer. He asked for some advice from elders in the DOE, was told to resign in a certain way and was told that this would not permanently remove him from the DOE system. This assurance may be false. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 - 6 answers

How to resign without getting the shaft from a spiteful employer?

Two-parter: Can an employer arbitrarily cut off your medical benefits at the time you give them notice, even if you are still working full time for the duration of the customary two weeks following your resignation notice? Also, a question about unemployment eligibility after the jump... [more inside]
posted by petitemom on Sep 10, 2010 - 16 answers

When do I resign - now or after my vacation?

I was offered a job at a place I've been looking at for quite some time. While I'm over the moon, I'm not sure how to resign from my current gig. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 - 19 answers

would i be eligible for unemployment?

i gave my two weeks notice at my job in january, and the 30th should have been my last day. still here a month later. question about my inevitable departure and unemployment benefits; more inside. [more inside]
posted by austere on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Kindly take this job and shove it, and no hard feelings, ok?

How can I tactfully tell my employer and coworkers that I'm leaving the organization? My timing sucks and leaves everyone I work with in a bit of a bind... [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 21, 2008 - 20 answers

How much should I tell when resigning?

How much should I tell the boss upon resignation from a very messy situation? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Oct 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Proper to resign with NO notice?

I just landed a new job, but they want me to start ASAP! Can I give a resignation letter to my old boss effective immediately or does good manners dictate that I MUST provide two week notice? I am/was a part-time employee at a law office, basically one step above an intern. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 16, 2008 - 21 answers

What should I say during my departure interview?

What should I say is the reason for my resignation? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Aug 7, 2008 - 19 answers

Exactly how screwed am I?

How big of a deal is it to be looking for a job without a job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Do I have to disclose that I received a warning at a former place of employment?

I'm very close to getting hired by the firm I want. They just want me to fill out their employment application now. It says, "Did you receive any formal discipline (warnings, suspensions, resignation at request of employer, discharge) at your former or current place of employment? Do I have to answer "Yes"? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Mar 31, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I go full time on my start-up?

In the evenings and weekends, I've been working on a web start-up company with a colleague. I think our idea is great and can make money and we're both pretty smart. I want to go full time. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

CareerFilter: Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by mamaquita on Oct 3, 2007 - 21 answers

How do you quit your job when your boss is out of town?

I desperately want to quit my job. Right now. Unfortunately, this is complicated by the fact that my boss is going to be out of the country for more than a month... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2007 - 21 answers

Quitting on vacation

I have a good job that's a little boring but a good opportunity. I recently scheduled all of my 2-week vacation at once to go to Europe, and I'll be leaving next week. An opportunity has come up to work over there for the next few months and it's really tempting. I had no idea this would came up when I scheduled my vacation, and when my boss jokingly asked me, 'you're coming back, right?', i said 'of course!.' [more inside]
posted by octavia on May 23, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I quit my job in such a way that I still collect upcoming bonus?

I am on the verge of leaving my job at a large game company (the largest) in order to start work elsewhere. Our annual bonus (based on company performance over the last year, expected to be quite good this year) isn't issued till June 1st. I am wondering-- if I give notice and leave before June 1st, am I still entitled to this bonus? How can I find out without potentially spilling the beans that I'm leaving? (I haven't told my manager yet.) Also, if I give 2 weeks notice in such a way that my last day is after June 1st, can the company terminate me in less than 2 weeks so that I don't get my bonus? (In other words if I want to be absolutely sure of collecting my bonus, would it be safest to not give notice at all until June 1st? Assuming I can delay my start date at the new place that long...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2007 - 31 answers

Quitting my job after 5 months. How do I explain to prospective employers why?

Quitting my job after 5 months. How do I (or rather, "Do I") explain to prospective employers that I'm leaving because of a verbally abusive manager? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Apr 16, 2007 - 12 answers

nixon's last mistake?

nixon's last mistake? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 29, 2006 - 9 answers

work related abuse

work related question. A co-worker I work with very closely threatened my verbally and physically, claiming I was doing a poor job. I reported to my supervisor, and said co-worker denies it. What should I do (other than quitting, but I like the job) I have been there 3 years and this came out of the blue. I feel now I have to resign. Suggestions?
posted by cvoixjames on Dec 13, 2006 - 39 answers

How do I tell people I quit my job and don't have another lined up?

So. I quit my job. What do I tell people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2005 - 20 answers

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