Daniel Hoy at careerone.com.au runs through a few do’s and do not’s for giving your boss the slip.
- ALWAYS advise a supervisor before telling other staff members.
- IF YOU are nervous, speak to your HR department, friends or family, not colleagues.
- ASK your manager how they would like you to communicate your resignation. They may like to be the one who lets the rest of the staff know.
- DO NOT resign on the spot. Have a think about it and prepare for your resignation.
- SUBMITTING formal written notice of your resignation takes place once the meeting with your supervisor has occurred.
- YOUR written notice should be short, polite and to the point.
- CONFIRM your intentions to leave, referring to the date and time of your discussion with your manager and the day you intend to finish work.
I have never done any of these the right way, does that make me a bad person?
If you don’t want to burn bridges and keep your resume in tact, I suggest reading through this article. One thing they don’t teach you in college is how to write one of these.
Smart way to say: I quit – [CareerOne]