Do reigning employees deserve the words of thanks from their employers?

August 7, 2010 10:21pm CST
I just resigned from a company of which I've worked for more than 8 years.As an employee, I believe I have done my best for the institution and admittedly, there is really pain deep within when I decided to resign. However, I need career advancement and bigger income, thus, I need to grab an opportunity to work with other company. I really felt the bitterness from my boss when I opened up my intention to live...though, its ok for her to feel that way, I understand but what hurts me most was when I expected to hear even some words of thanks directly from her mouth and was not able to hear it.
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@Iequate2 (280)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I think so real_rhodella. If you gave a two week notice, and you were a good employee, then yes a wish you well, thank you, or good luck would have been appropriate in my opinion. I have resigned a couple of times in my life's work, and I was actually touched by all the thank yous, well wishes, cards with money too. This not to say that employers must say thank you, but a kind employer would. You said you left for advancement and better pay, it is good you did resign when you did. Through my experience in life, I just move on. Some people still don't get it. :)