(Closed) Ok bees…give me some COURAGE/Advice

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@kes18:  Do ASAP because it will be even more awkward if they receive the notice from someone else first.  I wrote a very polite resignation letter thanking them for hiring me and letting them know that I appreciated that time that I spent working for them.  Make sure to include your last day in the letter.  Then I emailed my boss (she is never in the office) to set up an appointment to chat with her.  I met with her and gave her the letter then told her that I was putting in my two weeks notice.  It actually went better than I thought.  She was happy for me since I was moving up into a better position.

Post # 6
463 posts
Helper bee

I think you can email your supervisor to tell her. Then she can have time to prepare for an exit meeting if she needs it.

Good luck, so exciting! Giving notice makes me SO nervous too. However I had an easier time with it at the job I liked vs. the one I hated, because the people were sane and didn’t try to pressure me to stay.

Sounds like a great new opportunity – enjoy! 🙂

Post # 7
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ask to meet with her privately. Either in her office and the other person steps out or in a conference room or somewhere else. No biggie.

Post # 8
182 posts
Blushing bee

Always put your notice in writing so there is record of it. You can do a google search and find some nice resignation templates to start with. Make sure you write in the letter how much you have enjoyed working with everyone. If you are worried about hurting their feeling or would like to share your reasons, you can tell your boss verbally that you are only switching job because of the commute. since your boss is in a meeting you can do it through email and cc human resources at the same time.

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