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BorisBear
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Resigning Gracefully Reply with quote

I'm just about to resign.

Like most men I resemble a monkey in that I don't let go of one branch until I have hold of another, so I do in fact have something else lined up.

I am leaving my current employer in a bit of a spot as to be honest they have taken advantage of me and overloaded me with critical stuff that nobody else knows how to handle. I was due to move off onto a programme of work anyway and my employer is backfilling my Service Manager role with a contractor who arrives in 6 week but my notice period is 4 weeks so there will be no handover of responsibilities.

So I'm a tad nervous about how the news will be received and concerned that it will all get a bit acrimonious on their part.

I was wondering does anyone have any interesting anecdotes (good or bad) about leaving a job.
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thechosenone69
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all good good luck in your job.

Below is a funny story that I wanted to share with you..

A Boss looking through his Mail Box was astonished to see a mail from an Employee who was supposed to be busy working at Client side on a critical project. It had the subject - "TaTa - Bye Bye". With the worst premonition he opened the mail and read the content with trembling hands:-

Dear Sir,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you, but I'm leaving the job. The offer was too lucrative and attractive for me to turn down. I had to abscond because I wanted to avoid a scene with the HR and you. I am sorry but I had no choice.

The project is working fine. There are only 108 issues pending, out of which only 38% issues are High Priority. Hence I am sure there is no need to worry about. The next Phase of major enhancements I have been working upon, have been completed halfway. I am sure the new person who would replace me would not understand what all I had done so far. Hence, for his and your convenience, I have taken care to remove all the work that I had been doing this far for nearly 3 months now. I am sure you will appreciate my insight and "big heart".

I am of course retaining the Originals that I had retrieved for the purpose of Passport verification with me, considering it as a parting gift from you. Of course, I will not pay the bond amount that I owe the company (since I Am breaking the bond). But I will consider this as a parting gift from our Dear company. I moving out of town since the new company is situated in another City.

Also, I have changed my contact number. So you will not be able to get in touch with me, to congratulate me. But I know your blessings are always with me. Last but not the least. I also have the Rs 12000 entrusted to me by our company's cultural events group, for the upcoming movie event. I am sure you would have wanted me to keep it with myself as an added bonus from our company. I respect you very much, hence your wish is my command.

Don't worry sir. I am 2 years experienced now, learning so much from your company. So I will surely use this knowledge to write better programs for the new company. Someday I'm sure we will meet sometime in the future. If you wish, I will surely be glad to give my employee reference for you to apply for a job in the new company which I am joining.

Your faithful employee,
S. W. Engineer

At the bottom of the page were the letters "PS". Hands still trembling, the Boss read:

PS: Dearest Boss, none of the above is true. I'm am still busy working at client side. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my "Request to reconsider my Salary Appraisal" attached with this mail. Please approve it and call when it is safe for me to come to our Office to discuss this.

My respect and Best Regards to you!
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BorisBear
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant.....did he get sacked?

Its an interesting point though that for the most part people leave employment to get a better job. Employers often don't put as much effort into retention of staff as they do in recruitment.
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thechosenone69
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must agree on that. You are not talking about google are you :p
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Diarmid
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Resigning Gracefully Reply with quote

BorisBear wrote:
Service Manager role with a contractor who arrives in 6 week but my notice period is 4 weeks so there will be no handover of responsibilities.


Congratulations.

By the way I can be there tomorrow.
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BorisBear
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

Are you still looking?
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Diarmid
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes yes yes. Anything. Anywhere. That's why my email button is on.
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UKIT
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always resign gracefully no matter how bad it is.That cliché "Don't burn your bridges" springs to mind.
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BorisBear
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They haven't taken it very well - in fact I would go so far as to say they have taken it very badly indeed. I'm now being micro managed.

Its going to be a long few weeks
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DYbeach
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boss in one of my previous jobs nearly cried when I resigned. I always try to give the best I can, but feel like a minnow by comparison to some of the massive talents I have worked with. Regardless, I don't think I was treated terribly well by that employer who will remain nameless. I have never looked back, except in gratitidue that I no longer have to take their carp
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swansong
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take their carp?

All sounds a bit fishy to me.
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BorisBear
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its giving me a real haddock....but this is not the plaice to discuss it.
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UKVIKING
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww come on

discuss it

just for the halibut

because it will be good for the sole
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BorisBear
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my cod !! Embarassed
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DYbeach
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People will think we're not the full squid
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