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The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Tips on When to Resign

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This was after I signed the job offer in Sep 2005 but before I joined the company in Sep 2006.) The challenges I have faced in the course of work have undoubtedly made me a stronger and better person and have definitely better prepared me for what is up ahead. Have a contingency plan.

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fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I signed up with a temp agency back in February to keep busy. I am very grateful to have a job while im looking for full-time employment, but I was hoping as I changed assignments I could ask for something that pays more. Right now I work for Sally, who, while a nice person, is not a good manager — she wants to be liked, she avoids conflict, she won’t resolve problems, and she frequently drops the ball on her work, leaving me and my coworkers to pick up the pieces.

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delaying a start date, resigning at the wrong time, and more

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I’m assuming any job offers I get will happen in June (so, finish current role mid-July, relax four weeks, start new job mid-August). I’m also just considering giving notice in June without a job (yes, there is backstory), spending a month winding things down, and then taking the rest of the summer off, except for some job hunting. Back in my accounting/finance days, I used to apply for jobs all the time. The HR manager encouraged me to keep following up.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Am I still entitled to severance pay if I find a new job quickly? Am I still entitled to the severance pay promised to me if I find another job immediately after I was let go? A couple weeks ago, I let my boss know that I was going to start job searching. She agreed that I could stay until I found a job and she would help me search. But there’s no reason you need to announce your new job to your old boss. Is there hope for this job? (It

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mini answer Monday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I plan on giving notice next week and would like to strike a deal in which I give a them a month transition time instead of the customary 2 weeks, and do a bang-up job ensuring the smoothest possible transition. (I Of course, you could also just do a straightforward appeal of “I’ve worked hard while I’m here, I’ve done an excellent job, and I hope you’ll consider paying me the pro-rated portion of the bonus I would have earned had I stayed.”

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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To be honest, I’ve been a bit of a nomad for the past 6 years or so, due to having various commitments that were up to two hours away in either direction from the central location of my childhood. Basically, I have several friends who I stay with most of the time up and down the coast (in Australia) but I wouldn’t feel comfortable listing any of their addresses as my own. No good hiring manager is going to pass up a great candidate over it though.

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16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. Bob will be told to shut up. job searching?

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