What to expect when resigning from a company?

Philippines
October 29, 2008 2:25am CST
I'm really determined to resign from my current job. Hopefully I'll get a better job soon. In my current job I really don't see my future on it. As I have said in my earlier discussions this kind of job that I have doesn't suit me and the more I stay in the company the more I feel miserable. Anyway what should I expect if I resign from this job? What reactions will I get? What do I need to be prepared of? Thanks in advance for your responses.
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Well if your not really happy with your job anymore then by all means resign...cause, it'll be such a drag everyday to go to the office and stuff like that. What to expect when you resign? Well, your gonna be experiencing the whole applying for a job thing again..competing with others as well. But hey, you have an experience so thats a point booster. ^_^ Good luck..hope you get to find a job that you'll really love
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• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Thanks for the encouragement and for the response.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
no prob! ^_^
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• Philippines
29 Oct 08
hi! if you are really determined to resigned then go if it will make you happy. Expect that people will ask you why you resigned. expect that you should cut down your costs since you are unemployed. expect also that you'll hunting for a new job. before leaving, make sure you have all your files and documents that would be necessary if ever you get another job. make sure to endorse properly to the person who will replace you. dont leave pending jobs. make sure also that you have updated your resume and have given it out to some new employers. good luck. blessings to you
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• Philippines
29 Oct 08
What actually holds me from resigning is the fact that I'll be unemployed but hopefully I get the new job that I'm applying for and maybe I'll resign happily. I agree the documents are really important.
• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
Always ensure you have a job offer before you resign - and make sure you've actually received the offer letter of the new job and it's only our signature which prevents you from becoming the new company's employee. If you resign, it depends on what kind of supervisor you have. You might end up getting best of wishes, good testimonials, farewell parties and things like that if your colleagues and supervisors are nice people. If they're possessive type, they might start blaming you and stuff. The important thing though, is that, as long as you do not have any written contract which says you are bonded to the company - you can go. Ignore whatever they say or do. But keep a good relationship with them since you might meet them again.
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Thanks for those good tips and advice. Surely that would help me in my resignation.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
If you really don't like your job, I think you'll better leave. It is because, it is not easy working in a place or doing something that you really don't like and enjoy. I think you should prepare from being an applicant once again, meaning start from scratch. Expect to be waiting for calls from the companies that you apply. Have patience because in due time, you'll get the job that you really waited for. Just keep the faith. Good luck!
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• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Thanks for responding.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
After resigning in a former job, I was able to get a month-worth of pay. People in the office may think that you are not grateful with your employer for giving you such job opportunity (this is so typical because of Utang na Loob thing).
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@yizhewp (88)
• China
30 Oct 08
i have to say so do i.currently,i am bored with my jobe.it is hopeless.but i have to continue with it.i am living on it.i dare not to resign.and also i am waiting for the better chance.anyway good luck
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• China
30 Oct 08
Hello, for me, about the current job, there are also some tribivals for boring. However, I thought every job has its own advantages actually. When you decide to regin this job, please confirm you have mastered the kernel of this job, that's my opinion, or else, it is just waste for us without any benefit from the job. I sincerely wish you could get a nice job soon.
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@iamfine (740)
• China
30 Oct 08
Think about your situation in your company, you can predict other's response. When I resigned last time, I told my superior that I would resign, and she ask me to think over. several days later, I told her about that again, and she asked me to think over again. I finally resign and my previous company send my salary into my bank account. I didn't told me colleagues that I would resign, and the felt suprise that I resign suddently. They didn't know that I had told this to my superior one month before I finally resigned.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
30 Oct 08
when you are planning to leave the current organization, make sure you have got the offer letter of anew job. otherwise in global slowdown, the scenario is not that much good. so do not make any haste in taking decisison. it also depends on what type of supervisor you have. they will try to negotiate
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Oct 08
Just when you are asked, always be positive. Don't get caught in the trap of badmouthing the company you just left. Find some positive way to say that it just wasn't right for you. Good luck!
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@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
i had been working in my company for almost 4 years now and i had been thinking of resigning as well many times... but i keep on reconsidering it and as much as i don't like the job, i try to be grateful that at least i still have a job and manage to pay all my bills and daily expenses... in the recession time like this, finding a job is not easy... so my advice is for you to hang on with your current job until you already find a new job then resign if you really want to... you don't want to be in a jobless situation, don't you??? anyway, it is entirely up to you... i will never dare to resign from my current job until i had found the new one to replace it as i cannot afford to be jobless... good luck anyway... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
29 Oct 08
When you quit a job, your next employer will usually ask you for the reason that you left. Plan for it in advance and formulate an intelligent and professional reason for quitting. It is rarely good to mention personalities or working conditions. Instead, explain that you were seeking new and better opportunities.
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
the first thing to expect is that your last month with the company will be the longest ever. ever. be prepared for more wonderful possibilities, but do not expect that you won't be as miserable with your next job as this one. you, hoepfully not, might still be. ask yourself what you really want and go for it.
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@lovely30 (26)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
well if we are working in a certain stablishment, that is because we want to earn money to supply all our needs specially the basic one, and if we wish to resig also that company we expect also that we will be paid for the period that we work there, so money of course, that is the second thing to god coz we cant move live and do somethimg without money coz aside from spiritual food our body need also a natural food, so fr me after resigning to the comapny where i work i ecpect to get money as separation fee
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• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
If you not happy than it's best to move on. There must be pleasure in doing a job than you will love doing it. Have some faith in yourself and amd sure you can get a better job. Good luck and may your next job be exactly what you are looking for...
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Depending on how known the work place as well as the time you spent on working, you would either get reactions that 'you should've stayed..' or 'you resigned that early?' But, keep in mind that its you who would be dealing with it and if you say that you really don't see yourself anywhere with that job you have after staying there any longer, its better indeed to find some other job that wouldn't conflict with your motivation since, one's productivity is influenced with their affinity on the work they do. (^_^ )
• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
Before you resign make sure you have a good impression on your boss and if possible a good impression on your colleagues as well. If you have any dissatisfaction with any of your colleagues or your boss, repair your relationship with them before you tell them you are quitting your job. I say this from experience because if you quit when you have problems with colleagues or boss, they will think you are quitting because of them. But the truth is you want to quit because of personal reasons, for example in your situation you don't see any future working in this company. Secondly, prepare a reason which they would accept. You can't tell them you are quitting because you don't have a future there. So the best way is to tell them you are quitting on personal grounds. You should expect your boss to be surprised and angry at the same time. But if I were you I would try doing it slowly, i.e. discuss about it first with your boss and ask his opinion whether you should quit or not and state your reason. If he is a good boss I am sure he would give you some space for self explanation. If he can't accept your resignation, you should be firm but polite. Say that you will resign because of (state your reasons here). You should also prepare for office gossips. When you are quitting, especially when you are giving a one month's notice you will hear people talk about your resignation. So you have to be prepared to answer if people ask you about it. If I were you I would give general answers and I will not allow them to be busy body. I will tell them in a polite but firm manner that I am quitting for certain personal reasons.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
19 Feb 09
jordan: If you're an outstanding worker, then you should expect the usual questions of why and perhaps even an offer of better pay, better working conditions as long as the company can afford it. If you weren't a good employee, then they may very well allow you to resign that same day that you turn your resignation in. I think the more important thing for you to do is to ensure that this decision is the best one that you can come up with and that you haven't decided to quit without valid reasons. You mentioned you're miserable, but why are you miserable? Is the company doing something that you don't believe in that is illegal or harmful to the public in some way? If so, I'd say heck yeah, drop them like a bad habit, but if not, work around those differences you have. Everyone at some point doesn't like a new policy of guideline that an employer gives for the employees to follow, but unless you can start your own company and call your own shots then, you'd have to deal with it.