Post # 1
…my job and now the rumor mills are circulating within my team. Coworkers are talking behind my back. trying to guess where I’m going. My resigning was my story to tell. So completely unprofessional, especially because the rumors started almost immediately after my resignation. Just wow. Any advice on how to handle things? Its not like anyone is coming up and talking to me.
Post # 3
I don’t think they did anything wrong or unprofessional. I think it’s common practice to let people who you work with and who it would effect that you are leaving. Probably to get them ready to transition, or pick up your work load until someone else gets hired.
If you feel like talking to your coworkers about your reason for leaving to “clear the air” go head and do so. But my reaction is who cares if they are gossiping you are leaving anyways.
Post # 4
@TwoCityBride: I guess I just wish that they would have given me some time to tell myself. They told people who have completely different job functions, that are no way affected by my leaving. I’m the only one who this has happened to. Every other person who has left, has been able to tell the team themselves. I guess I don’t understand why my situation is different.
Post # 5
As a former senior-level manager, I would have to agree that the company did nothing wrong by not purposefully keeping quiet about the fact that you have resigned.
Although it would have been nice for you to have been able to share this news with your own co-workers yourself, I’m not necessarily surprised that the word is out, since a number of people (in your department, HR, finance) may be involved in processing print and electronic forms, etc. when an employee resigns and a recruitment must take place to fill a vacant position.
I agree with @TwoCityBride: that you may want to take matters into your own hands at this point to share your story to help quash any untruths that uninformed people may now be spreading in the absence of facts.