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Old 06-02-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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That's a good advice.

OP, scan your notice letter to your email and send it to the HR through your email. If you use work email to send, remember to bcc (blind cc) to your personal email also. So you have an electronic prove.

The company owes you nothing; you owe the company nothing. Most companies use you to the max when you are healthy and devote your life, to do a lot for them, and later, when they think or see they can't use you anymore, they kick you to the curb. So when you can find somewhere else that offers you a better job with with higher pay, just jump. Don't feel guilty. Don't feel nervous.
Excellent advice. Completely agree.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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That's a good advice.

OP, scan your notice letter to your email and send it to the HR through your email. If you use work email to send, remember to bcc (blind cc) to your personal email also. So you have an electronic prove.

The company owes you nothing; you owe the company nothing. Most companies use you to the max when you are healthy and devote your life, to do a lot for them, and later, when they think or see they can't use you anymore, they kick you to the curb. So when you can find somewhere else that offers you a better job with with higher pay, just jump. Don't feel guilty. Don't feel nervous.
I would add, simply, you only owe the company performing your job to the best of your ability for the paycheck you receive. This does not include identifying issues in the workplace, how a manager could better do their job, how the workplace can retain employees, etc. When there is high turnover, management already knows or doesn't want to know the issues.

Most employees put their game face on when leaving.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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I would add, simply, you only owe the company performing your job to the best of your ability for the paycheck you receive. This does not include identifying issues in the workplace, how a manager could better do their job, how the workplace can retain employees, etc. When there is high turnover, management already knows or doesn't want to know the issues.

Most employees put their game face on when leaving.
This is all great advice. Appreciate it everyone. Itís easy to feel when youíre leaving you should ďjustifyĒ...but Iíll just get to the point. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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Why are you nervous? If I were you, I'd send the boss a simple e-mail such as "I'm resigning from my position effective two weeks from today. I have appreciated working here, and at this time I have decided to pursue another opportunity."

That's it. Why make it more complicated than it needs to be?

Haven't you quit a job before?

Bingo. End of story.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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OP, if there has been such high turnover, I doubt your manager will be surprised.

I agree with the tactic of simply dealing with it matter-of-factly and moving on. People leave jobs every day, nothing to feel anxious about.
Surprised or really care..
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:41 AM
 
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This is all great advice. Appreciate it everyone. It’s easy to feel when you’re leaving you should “justify”...but I’ll just get to the point. Thanks!
It's a job. Someone will else will replace you and either do: A poor performance, an average performance, the same performance that you did or a better performance that you did.

Don't romance a 2 weeks notice. If the roles are reversed the company is not going to romance a job termination. You will be escorted by HR and your manager, passwords changed, account locked, etc.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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It's a job. Someone will else will replace you and either do: A poor performance, an average performance, the same performance that you did or a better performance that you did.

Don't romance a 2 weeks notice. If the roles are reversed the company is not going to romance a job termination. You will be escorted by HR and your manager, passwords changed, account locked, etc.
Bad advice. Two weeks notice is expected, whether or not the company gives you that amount of notice. Normally if they remove you immediately, you will get 2 weeks pay.

Don't burn any bridges. Give the proper notice, and avoid any potential bad references in the future. Doing the right thing is never the wrong thing.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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Hi everyone! Iím becoming a nervous wreck this weekend about having to give notice. Long story short, Iíve been with my company just over a year. The past few months have gone downhill. It went from a negative office culture, to NO office culture, as almost everyone has since quit or left the company.

Thereís only 1-3 people (including myself) in the office on any given day. I love being around people - so this has been really isolating and quite frankly, miserable. The turnover is sky high.

I report to my manager virtually - who has never been to my specific office and doesnít understand how *poorly* it is managed and that the office is overall empty. I found a new opportunity in another state (I moved to a new state for this position, and itís not for me, which is another huge driving motivator for getting out!)

I know my manager will be blindsided once I call in, and Iím not sure where to take this conversation. How do I explain that Iím leaving? Do I give the honest answer that I donít like this state - or that the office is falling a part - or that I simply have another opportunity? I really want to leave on good terms with my manager - for future references, etc. But again, since I report virtually to her, she only hears me say ďgoodĒ things on the phone, where I obviously donít express my dissatisfaction with the office (not my role, which I do like).

Thanks in advance for your experiences and tips!
You're leaving for reason.

Sounds like a disaster.

You are not obligated to tell them why.

But you should.

Be direct; be sincere.

Font worry. Don't be too nice.

That is a weakness.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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So long as you give a notice of 2 weeks you should have no worries.
I got news for OP. your really not an integral piece of your company. Less than 24 hours after your notice, a replacement will be found. Your just a number, as we all are.
Good luck in your future employment.
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Old 06-02-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Chill, bro.


This won't be the only time in your life that you quit a job.


You're expendable. No one will miss you.
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