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shygirl

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2014, 12:56:02 PM »
I looked up the policies regarding leaving the company, and as someone mentioned above, it was all very confusing.

So I called the hotline, got transferred to our benefits center, where I got told that I need to ask my manager about what happens to the vacation days I've bought.

At this point, I'm assuming that if I don't use those vacation days, I'm going to lose the money, so I plan to hand in my letter stating what my last official day will be, but my last day in the office will be a few days before that.  If for some reason they have a problem with that, I'll adjust accordingly.

A few people I know in real life, who don't work here, have brought up that sometimes when people hand in a resignation letter, they are escorted out that same day.  There's no history of that happening here, as far as I know, but now I'm all paranoid.  But I feel I do have to give the 2 weeks notice. 

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2014, 10:11:55 PM »
Besides talking to HR and to your manager, I strongly suggest that you research the laws in your area. I know that I've always had any accrued vacation paid out when I left; I believe that's a requirement in my state. Don't just depend on the people in your company because: 1) They may not actually know; and 2) They have a vested interest in giving you the least amount of money. I've met plenty of HR people who were actually clueless about the law.
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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2014, 09:17:57 AM »
I would hand in the letter of resignation without a leaving date - so this is 20th October, Sadly I have decided to leave and so I would like to formally inform you of my resignation, leaving date to be agreed with HR dependent on my holiday entitlement. I would do it assuming I needed to hand in the full 2 weeks notice regardless of any holidays.

That way you have a choice, you can elect to take those extra days as holiday or you can elect to work your notice and be paid for the holidays in your final paycheck. Either way, you know you are covered for the date you want to leave on.

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2014, 09:36:07 AM »


A few people I know in real life, who don't work here, have brought up that sometimes when people hand in a resignation letter, they are escorted out that same day.  There's no history of that happening here, as far as I know, but now I'm all paranoid.  But I feel I do have to give the 2 weeks notice.

Even if the company escorts people out the same day they resign, it is possible that they still have to pay them for the two weeks they gave notice for. This is something that varies state by state in the US, so it would be wise to check up on this before handing in your resignation.
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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2014, 02:20:27 PM »
I handed in my letter today!

I was nervous, but it all went fine.  I do have to use up the vacation time I have left for this year, because I have days that I "bought".  If I don't use them, I also don't get back the money. 

I will get reimbursed for the accrued vacation I've been earning for next year.

I was also NOT escorted out right away, so that's good.

Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2014, 08:08:53 PM »
That's great news!
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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2014, 09:40:28 AM »
Wonderful news!  Congrats again!

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2014, 01:28:35 PM »
I have no idea about your vacation - I've never heard of buying vacation time?

As for the notice, I've always given notice as soon as I know when I'm leaving.  That way they have time to find and train a replacement, but I've also never worked anywhere where there's been a risk of retaliation or forcing you out before your intended end date. 

Good luck!!!

I agree. I've never worked somewhere that it would have been considered a betrayal, at least, not for *me*. Someone I worked with announced he was leaving to go to the competitive publication, and he was asked to clean out his desk immediately. I *think* they paid him for those two weeks, or gave them to him as severance. A little bit of it was bad blood; the rest of it was, "we don't want you taking our planning memos to them."

In my own situation, it was always better public relations to give them as long a notice period as possible.

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 10:02:46 PM »
I have about a week left at my current job.  I have 2 goodbye lunches planned!  My coworkers really like me, I guess.

The director of my department (the boss of my boss) hasn't said anything to me about my resignation.  Is that normal?  I've run into her a few times in the hallway, and we've emailed a few times when she had questions about one of my projects.  But hasn't said anything regarding the fact that I'm leaving. 

Should I say anything?  It seems weird for me to say something.  I guess if she is in the office on my last day, I'll say bye when I say bye to everyone else.  It just seems weird that she hasn't acknowledged that I'm leaving! 

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Re: Etiquette of resigning from a job
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 11:13:14 PM »
Some bosses are weird about people leaving.  I wouldn't worry about it.