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Old 09-18-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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i just gave them my notice....

and my heart is a racin'
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An excting time, no doubt. What response did you get?
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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manager diappeared for the last 1/2 hr, in office with the owner. i just handed it to her in an envelope at 10:30
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no reaction. stone cold poker faces....all of em 8) They must not be heartbroken. Neither am I. Glad we're all happy.

I can tell my manager is pissed, but she isnt showing it much...she normally wears her emotions on her sleeve.

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no reaction. stone cold poker faces....all* of em* 8) They must not be heartbroken.* Neither am I. Glad we're all happy.

I can tell my manager is pissed, but she isnt showing it much...she normally wears her emotions on her sleeve.

Most companies don't care, they are just interested in how it's gonna upset the normal work flow. If they really cared about you they would give you a pat on the back and wish you the best. But just think, in a few days you will be able to do whatever you want to do when you wake up in the mornings.*
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Well, if she needed a diaper, that tells you something!
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no reaction. stone cold poker faces....all* of em* 8) They must not be heartbroken.* Neither am I. Glad we're all happy.

I can tell my manager is pissed, but she isnt showing it much...she normally wears her emotions on her sleeve.

That's OK, as long as you are professional about leaving it is no harm, no foul. *When's the last day?
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:40 AM   #8
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I can't blame you for leaving that job, if the conditions and relations there are so bad you don't even feel obligated to take 5 minutes or so of your time to tell the supervisor verbally first.

I do realize that in different parts of the US, maybe that would be an acceptable course of action. If you did that here in Arkansas, it would no doubt be taken as an insult. I guess upon reflecting about that, they'd probably act the same way back towards you too - cold as they could muster. Eye for an eye, so to speak.

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If and when I go..


I'll do the E-mail of resignation to give em' two weeks notice.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #10
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I can't blame you for leaving that job, if the conditions and relations there are so bad you don't even feel obligated to take 5 minutes or so of your time to tell the supervisor verbally first.

I do realize that in different parts of the US, maybe that would be an acceptable course of action. If you did that here in Arkansas, it would no doubt be taken as an insult. I guess upon reflecting about that, they'd probably act the same way back towards you too - cold as they could muster. Eye for an eye, so to speak.

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I never really thought a written notice needed to be preceded by a verbal warning. Although, ina converaation 2 weeks ago with my, I was very clear on my intentions if things didnt change fast...and they didnt. That particular conversation began with her ripping into me for not having a report done on time (had no electric in the building on the day of deadline due to the genius upstairs deciding to upgrade the system during the work day!!). It ended with her crying and apologizing...blamed it on the stress.

I was very professional in my letter, and will continue to be til my last dfay, which is SEPT 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm ( a dress-down day nonetheless!!)

Masterblaster :I was going to email it to them, but really wanted to hand it right to her.


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Most companies don't care, they are just interested in how it's gonna upset the normal work flow. If they really cared about you they would give you a pat on the back and wish you the best. But just think, in a few days you will be able to do whatever you want to do when you wake up in the mornings.
I cant wait!! Unfortunately, i have my first 4 days of partial ER filled with...w*rk. But its my own work at my own pace. Then many projects around the house and rentals.

RE: how they dont normally care except for the disruption of the flow. Well, its going to be DISRUPTED. In this finance company with 11 mil on the books, I'm the ONLY one who knows how/can deal with the credit bureaus...big problem. Hoping someone wants to learn fast. It took me 3 months to get up to speed!

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RE: how they dont normally care except for the disruption of the flow.* Well, its going to be DISRUPTED. In this finance company with 11 mil on the books, I'm the ONLY one who knows how/can deal with the credit bureaus...big problem.* Hoping someone wants to learn fast. It took me 3 months to get up to speed!
thefed, if you play your cards right, there could be some lucrative hourly consulting business there for you.

FWIW, I don't think you did anything wrong/unprofessional in the way you resigned. They will have to get used to the way things are; nothing wrong with letting them see it in black & white.
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I can't blame you for leaving that job, if the conditions and relations there are so bad you don't even feel obligated to take 5 minutes or so of your time to tell the supervisor verbally first.

I do realize that in different parts of the US, maybe that would be an acceptable course of action.* If you did that here in Arkansas, it would no doubt be taken as an insult.* I guess upon reflecting about that, they'd probably act the same way back towards you too - cold as they could muster.* *Eye for an eye, so to speak.

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I think a lot of managers would prefer to get news like this via memo or email. It gives them a chance to process the information in private before they react. They can always initiate a conversation after they've read the resignation. And if they choose not to, then giving verbal notice would only have made them feel awkward.
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I've left positions from time to time in order to accept a better (for me) job elsewhere. I always did so in writing, but handed it to my "boss" personally during an appointment just for that purpose.

Even when I had some misgivings about his leadership style, I just took the approach that "it's been great here, thanks for your support, etc. This is just an exciting opportunity for me which I can't ignore, blah blah blah."

"Goes around comes around" has proven true to me on a few occasions.
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I've left positions from time to time in order to accept a better (for me) job elsewhere. I always did so in writing, but handed it to my "boss" personally during an appointment just for that purpose.

Even when I had some misgivings about his leadership style, I just took the approach that "it's been great here, thanks for your support, etc. This is just an exciting opportunity for me which I can't ignore, blah blah blah."

"Goes around comes around" has proven true to me on a few occasions.
I agree wholeheartedly. I think Azanon has it right for most situations. If you just drop a resignation on the boss in an emal or a letter it could be viewed as insulting - "you didn't care enough to tell me you were retiring?"

But in this case, thefed had already had recently told the boss he was considering leaving due to working conditions. The tension was already in the air. A written resignation with no discussion was certainly not out of line. handed
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I've always delivered a letter to my boss to resign from a job. *It is more official and formal than a verbal notice or an email. *It is also private and less surprising as sgeeee said, giving the manager time to respond and get the plans going to cover the gap of my leaving.

In the letter, I usually just thank them for the support and learning I gained, and then say that I am moving on to pursue other opportunities.

Maybe this approach is more acceptable in big companies, but in smaller organizations where your boss is accessible/approachable and almost like a friend, then a verbal prelude would be almost expected by the boss.

I've had only few bosses that were like friends. Mostly, I've worked in bigger, more formal organizations.

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An "I quit" template I've used:

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Date: date of memo
Subject: Resignation
Dear supervisorís name,
I am submitting my written notice of resignation from companyís name effective two weeks from today. My last day will be date of last day.
I am choosing (to retire and) pursue other interests at this time.
In my remaining time on the job, I will be happy to help train my replacement and do whatever is required to make a smooth transition.
I would like to thank you and companyís name for a rewarding and productive experience. I wish only the best for you -- and for the company.
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When I was working at a restaurant, I wrote my resignation (2 weeks notice) on a napkin.
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When I was working at a restaurant, I wrote my resignation (2 weeks notice) on a napkin.
Did the napkin at least have the restaurant's name and logo printed on it? At least then you could claim you thought it was stationary.

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Wow, an "I quit" template. How many times have you quit?
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