What should you do if your boss say No when you are going to resign?

China
December 2, 2009 9:51pm CST
Now I have a trouble with my job.Because my boss have a bad temper and the work is boring,I want to chang a job,so I submit my letter of resignation.But She disagreed.What should do?If you met case like this,what will you do?
8 responses
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
3 Dec 09
What was her reason for not accepting your resignation? Could you give it to the next person in charge either over or under her? I guess I would just make a copy of your resignation letter and have someone you work with witness you giving it to her and then leave. She can't really stop you from leaving.
• China
3 Dec 09
You are so kind.Thank you very much for your advices.Because there is no proper candidate to replace my position now.
• China
4 Dec 09
yeah. She can't really stop you from leaving. Just do it after labor contract. It's not your company, you don't have to care a lot about whether there is some one taking over your job or not.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
3 Dec 09
Your boss can`t reject your resignation letter. In case she does, you should talk to her person in charge or directly to the human resources department in your company. When I had seen something difficult regarding bosses I have had in the past I have always gone to speak with the human resources department and they always act in a responsible way. Of course they`ll speak to your boss immediately after talking to you, but if you have the approval for them, you got it.
• China
3 Dec 09
If I did,directly to the human resources department,She must be more angry,anyway,I want to find a solution to keep a harmony relationship between us.
@peavey (15770)
• United States
3 Dec 09
It really doesn't matter whether she agrees or not, it's not her choice, it's yours. If you're really serious about resigning, make sure someone knows that you gave a letter of resignation and didn't just walk out, but you have the freedom to not work there any more if that's what you want.
• China
3 Dec 09
Thank you very much.Cry Freedom.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
3 Dec 09
You should just tell your boss that you want to resignate and give her/him the reasons you are resigning. Maybe by telling her/him that you do not want to put up with her/his bad temper they will let you go. If the boss knows you are bored with the job she/he may decide that it would be better if you are not working for the company anymore.
• China
3 Dec 09
Thank you for your advice.But some truth indeed hardly to tell her.
• China
3 Dec 09
Hi, Deng, I think you can insist on it! You know, my friend told me before, as per labor legislation, they only can keep you for one month. So when I changed my job before, I told my new company that I would available in one month. That's safe! In another way, some boss will think you're not serious once you resign firstly, they will think maybe you need higher pay or other reasons. But your insistence show them you're not kidding, if they realize it, they will let you go! Anyway, good luck!
• China
3 Dec 09
Thank you very much.
@yok999 (125)
• Portugal
3 Dec 09
if she disagrees with your resignation it´s because she believes you are an important member for her. despite her bad temper she recognises that you are indispensable, perhapps if you talk to her about her atitude and temper she migth try to change. why not try??? what do you got to lose?? happy posting.
• China
3 Dec 09
Thank you for your advice.As is known to everyone,It is hard to chang one's nature.I have told her,but it was invalid.
• China
4 Dec 09
I faced the same problem this year. While I finally left my previous company friendly this May. I sumbitted resignation letter at the beginning of the March. My boss hoped me to stay while I insisted leaving. So it depends on the situations for your boss to say no for your resignation: 1 He has no preparation for your leave at all, so he needs a period to find someone to replace you. 2 You play an important role in your work, it's difficult for him to find a new member to replace your work, or even he has the right one to take charge of your work, the new one still needs sometime time to be familiar with the whole work procedure. Anyway, a good boss is unwilling to let any qualified workers leave without any reason, a relatively steady employment group is crucial for a comapny's development.
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
Hi. It just happened to me. It took me almost a year to resign from the company since I was holding a managerial position. I had to ensure proper transition of the major accounts/responsibilities I was holding/performing. One thing I have learned is that you should be 100% sure about your decision before even submitting a resignation letter to your bosses. That way, your boss could do nothing to change your mind and withdraw the resignation from the company. You should always consider your priorities in life. If you are no longer happy with the company, no one could force you to stay with them - that is tantamount to force labor, which I believe is illegal. What's the point of staying anyway? You will no longer become productive because you wanted to work or go somewhere else. Better to leave and move on with your life. Just make sure that you have made proper turnover of responsibilities and documents.