(Closed) Dreading this conversation…

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2379 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d just be perfectly honest – that while you loved working for her it simply is an opportunity you cannot pass up. 

And maybe now that you won’t report to her your friendship can get stronger. You won’t have that boss-employee dynamic anymore. 

Post # 4
527 posts
Busy bee

@SweetMelissa429:  Just be honest.  She knows you need to do what is best for your career, and you can still get lunch and everything even when you are in a new department!

Post # 5
9145 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I had a great job and then got offered a better position.  Telling my first boss was slightly frightening.  I drafted a very polite letter of resignation from the position.  The letter thanked her for giving me the opportunity to work for her.  I also detailed how great of a boss she was as well as requesting that she serve as a future reference for me.  Finally, I ended it by offering my assistance in hiring and training my replacement before I moved into the new position (I had to give 4 weeks notice due to my contract.)  I sat down with her, gave her the letter, and broke the news gently in her office.  She understood and while I could tell she was disappointed that I was leaving she understood that I had been offered a big opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.

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