Quitting your job does not necessarily worsen the relationship between you and your employer. In order to stay on good terms, remember that there are some points that we shouldn’t raise – even if we are very tempted to finally let them out.
After handing in a letter of resignation, it can be especially difficult for us to resist this temptation, especially if the reason for leaving the company was because of a belief that we were unfairly or undervalued. However, remember that how you will behave in the last days in a given position may have a direct impact on your future career. It’s not worth burning bridges behind you. If you remind your boss or supervisor of everything that is on your heart, you will probably feel better. Consider, however, to what extent it will only be a short-term relief, but it can hurt you a lot in the long run.
How you can harm yourself
It is very common for employers to ask for references before hiring a new person. Personally, such a situation has happened to me many times. Moreover – the employers actually contacted my former employers! Negative comments received in such a situation may completely destroy you as a candidate. Nobody wants to work with a rude bully.
How to leave work with style
The simplest rule is this: keep your communication simple and positive. The satisfaction of getting everything you really think about them will be short lived, and the consequences will be quite the opposite.
1. You don’t like your boss
(this category also includes all the epithets you would like to address towards him)
Suggesting that there is a connection between your departure and your boss’s personality won’t help. He may indeed have been “idiotic mindless”, but if he finds out that you are speaking about him that way, chances are he will be singing psalms about you when the recruiter asks for his opinion about you.
2. The supervisor is incompetent
By claiming to all and sundry that you are leaving because the boss’s competences lack a lot, you run the risk that when asked by your future employer, he will express himself exactly the same opinion about you.
3. Co-workers are hopeless
Don’t be negative about the achievements or personality of your team members. If you offend your co-workers by leaving the company, you run the risk of being reciprocated when asked for their opinion about you.
4. This company is a big mess
If there are, in fact, more serious structural or financial problems in the company, the superiors are probably aware of them. You will gain nothing by announcing that you are fleeing this sinking ship while the others are stuck on board.
5. The products or services offered by the company are of poor quality
Employees who are not loyal have little liking. If you declare that you are leaving because the company’s products are lousy, the cards may turn against you. Supervisors may be more likely to argue that the link between poor performance relates to your shortcomings, not to your shortcomings in your product. On the other hand, future employers, hearing such arguments, will wonder whether you will also be negative about their products in the future.
6. You leave immediately and do not have the
There are situations when such a decision is grounded in the labor code, but in any other case, you should honor the notice period and allow your employer to find a replacement for your position.
7. You refuse to train your heir
There is no better strategy than to demonstrate your commitment and professionalism until your last day in the company. Smooth cooperation that facilitates the boss’s smooth transition through the staff replacement process will be positively remembered by his boss.
8. Bragging about your new job to co-workers
Self-exaltation and the desire to make you jealous can only have the opposite effect and cause you to resent yourself. Thank everyone for their cooperation and mention that you will be fond memories of everyone.
9. Do not write negative comments
In addition to refraining from making negative comments, also remember not to include similar content in writing. Keep your resignation letter positive and polite.
You have made a decision – you are leaving. Congratulations! However, do it in such a way as to leave an impression of a professional and cultured person.