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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2014, 03:50:57 PM »
So are you putting your notice in at the end of the day, or have you done this already?

I'm waiting until about 4:30 or so.  I don't really want to discuss a lot of my reasons for leaving (the international travel is really the straw that broke the camel's back) with TT Boss.



ETA: I'm now writing up my two weeks' notice letter.  The sample I'm going by says to use "Dear Mrs. Bossladyslastname".  That sounds quite formal to me.  Do you guys mind if I post the letter here to get feedback before I submit it?
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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #121 on: January 23, 2014, 03:53:45 PM »
Good luck! I hope it goes easily for you.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #122 on: January 23, 2014, 04:03:36 PM »
So are you putting your notice in at the end of the day, or have you done this already?

I'm waiting until about 4:30 or so.  I don't really want to discuss a lot of my reasons for leaving (the international travel is really the straw that broke the camel's back) with TT Boss.



ETA: I'm now writing up my two weeks' notice letter.  The sample I'm going by says to use "Dear Mrs. Bossladyslastname".  That sounds quite formal to me.  Do you guys mind if I post the letter here to get feedback before I submit it?


Not sure what time zone you are in so that might not get you enough time. You can get some good advice here. It should be fairly short

http://www.askamanager.org/2011/01/what-should-a-resignation-letter-say.html

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #123 on: January 23, 2014, 04:07:10 PM »
My Name
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City, State, Zip
Phone
Email
 
23 January 2014

TT Boss
Boss's Title
Company Name
City, State

Dear Mrs. Boss:

I am writing to announce my resignation from Our Company, effective two weeks from this date.  My last day will be Thursday, February 6th, 2014.

I wish you and the company all the best.

Sincerely,

OSUJillyBean

Cc:  Professional Boss

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2014, 04:10:52 PM »
My Name
My Address
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Phone
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23 January 2014

TT Boss
Boss's Title
Company Name
City, State

Dear Mrs. Boss:

I am writing to announce my resignation from Our Company, effective two weeks from this date.  My last day will by Thursday, February 6th, 2014.

Thank you for the opportunities for learning and growth that you have provided me.

I wish you and the company all the best.

Sincerely,

OSUJillyBean

Cc:  Professional Boss

I think that actually sounds quite good.  Crisp, concise, professional.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #125 on: January 23, 2014, 04:11:05 PM »
*be* Thursday.

Thank you for the opportunities for learning and growth that you have provided me.
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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #126 on: January 23, 2014, 04:22:59 PM »
that sounds good to me.

Concise(less is more) and professional (no bridge-burning) is the way to go with these things.

and good for not giving a reason in writing :)

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #127 on: January 23, 2014, 04:23:24 PM »
My comments below:

My Name
My Address
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23 January 2014

TT Boss
Boss's Title
Company Name
City, State

Dear Mrs. Boss:

I am writing to announce inform you of my resignation from Our Company, effective two weeks from this date today.  My last day will by is Thursday, February 6th, 2014.

Thank you for the opportunities for learning and growth that you have provided me.

I wish you and the company all the best.

Sincerely,

OSUJillyBean

Cc:  Professional Boss

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #128 on: January 23, 2014, 04:29:22 PM »
My comments below:

My Name
My Address
City, State, Zip
Phone
Email
 
23 January 2014

TT Boss
Boss's Title
Company Name
City, State

Dear Mrs. Boss:

I am writing to announce inform you of my resignation from Our Company, effective two weeks from this date today.  My last day will by is Thursday, February 6th, 2014.

Thank you for the opportunities for learning and growth that you have provided me.

I wish you and the company all the best.

Sincerely,

OSUJillyBean

Cc:  Professional Boss

I like the changes above,     but like keeping  the "Thank you for the opportunities for learning and growth that you have provided me.". No need to say that those were opportunities that convinced you to go elsewhere to learn and grow.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #129 on: January 23, 2014, 04:35:47 PM »
Yeah I was going to say to change "announce" to "submit".
I also agree that there's nothing at all wrong with saying "thank you for the opportunity...".
I don't see anything at all wrong with leaving on a high note. Don't burn bridges, they always say. Not that leaving that off is burning a bridge, but I think it just makes you look all the more professional.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #130 on: January 23, 2014, 04:40:35 PM »
Short & professional is the way to go.  Good luck, OP!!

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #131 on: January 23, 2014, 05:47:13 PM »
Yeah I was going to say to change "announce" to "submit".
I also agree that there's nothing at all wrong with saying "thank you for the opportunity...".
I don't see anything at all wrong with leaving on a high note. Don't burn bridges, they always say. Not that leaving that off is burning a bridge, but I think it just makes you look all the more professional.

I agree with this. change announce to inform or submit.

I think you should keep the thank you.

I would use "is" for the last date because it has yet to occur so it "will be".

Good luck and so happy your leaving this environment. Your story has hit me more than others on eHell and I think it's because I want to shake your manager and yell "quit giving us managers a bad name!!!!!"

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #132 on: January 23, 2014, 05:48:49 PM »
5 o clock.  Now or never.  I'm nervous as heck about her reaction (which I imagine is going to be ehell worthy and will tell you guys later all about it).

Thanks for all the thoughts, advice, and well wishes!

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #133 on: January 23, 2014, 05:51:30 PM »
Good luck, it's probably too late, but there's very little she can do to you now. You have the power.

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Re: Boss Grants Time Off, Then Changes Her Mind 3 Weeks before Int'l Travel
« Reply #134 on: January 23, 2014, 05:52:02 PM »
Imagine me standing by you! You'll be fine, she has no power over you!