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Many employees have needed to resign at some point. For some, it may be that they have secured a new opportunity. For others, perhaps they decided to go back to school. Unfortunately for some, they feel they have been mistreated in some way by the company.
Whatever the reason, it is important to take the high road and resign with dignity. Never burn bridges!
Firstly, be absolutely certain that you want to resign. There is no going back after this.
Do not make the mistake of trying to resign because you think the company may offer you more money to stay. This is a slippery slope. Even if they do offer you more money, they will surely resent you for using this tactic.
Secondly, give your notice. It is important to give at least two weeks notice to your employer. By not giving ample notice, you would not only hurt the boss, but you would also affect your coworkers who would eventually have to pick up the slack.
Additionally, it is customary to give your notice to your direct supervisor. He or she deserves the courtesy of being told first. You should not discuss your plans with a coworker before hand. And, no matter how tempting it may be, do not resign to your supervisor’s manager.
Have a resignation speech prepared beforehand. Keep it simple and straightforward. Above all, keep it positive and upbeat.
You can start by thanking him or her for the opportunities they have given you. Tell them you feel that at this juncture, however, it is time for you to move on to another avenue and you respectfully offer your two weeks notice.
Do not get confrontational or act disrespectfully no matter how you feel the company has wronged you. Do not discuss negative feedback. The negatives at the company no longer affect you since you have already made the decision to leave,
Remember, never burn bridges because you may need a reference or cross paths with this company again!
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