How Do I Preparing A Reason of I Resign from A Company for Starting My New Job?

@Janurmas (636)
Indonesia
January 13, 2013 12:28am CST
I am faced with a condition that I have to resign to start my new job in another company. Whereas, in my recent company where I've been working, there are still some tasks that need to be solved by myself. At the same time I also get a new job with a better salary in another company. I would like to accept the new job. But the problem is, what is the good reason to resign my recent job while I still have some work responsibilities. May you who experienced in a situation like this can help me so make a best reason.
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11 responses
@free_man (7337)
• United States
13 Jan 13
Hi Janurmas and welcome to my lot. If I was you I would be totally honest with the company you are thinking of quitting I would just look at my boss and say I am sorry but I have a chance to work for another company making more money, so I am going to have to take the higher paying job. Who knows the boss your are quitting might give you a raise. I know when I was still in the work force I would never quit a job unless I got a better job offer. You have to do what is best for you. At least give your present job a couple of weeks to train someone else to take over your job where you work now. Good luck!
@Janurmas (636)
• Indonesia
14 Jan 13
It seems that you have a lot of study about career or you are an experienced person. I like the way you are giving idea. Thanks a lot for such makes sense answer.
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
Oh believe me, that work will never run out. You can always use those responsibilities of yours as a set back, something that would not allow you to move forward. But if opportunities are given to you, you should weigh it properly. get a pen and paper. list everything down pros and cons. there are no perfect jobs and work and moving is always a risk. you could be leaving your comfort zone so are you prepared for that? You are leaving your job that you were already so used to doing, even with more responsibilities you are comfortable there, with friends and good relationships and to move to something you still have to adjust. But then consider the advancement, what job are you offered to, is it better? like a promotion? are they going to pay you better? are yu going to get more benefits that what you are already receiving? Is the new work nearer your home? and so on. i think for most of us, these are what our considerations are when moving.
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
When you get older, there are other things to consider like: security of tenure, health care, and operating cost (transpo, food, etc.). Some companies will entice you to move with higher wages but they would take of some of the non-cash benefits as health care. Some jobs will also take you to a far off place. Some will give you a car at a subsidized rate but just imagine the cost of car maintenance and gas. I agree that you need to do cost benefit analysis but you need to consider all aspects of the trade off.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
14 Mar 13
in my opinion i think i will say face to face that i have more opportunity in the other company rather than here,i will tell the truth and real reason why i wanted to resign so that i will never hard to think what reason to say before i have resign.
@Shavkat (42855)
• Philippines
14 Jan 13
Depending on what company you work with. For some companies they need you to file a resignation notice a month before taking off from that company. Though it depends of what reason why you need to exit from a certain job in the company, since some will not accept the main purpose of leaving them.
• China
14 Jan 13
Sometimes, it is hard to make a choice, especially it concerns your future. Considering the career development, welfare, treatment, promotion opertunity, salary, distance between home and work place, leisure time after work hours, and etc., you will be clear about the benefits and disadtantages about the chosen one. After all the objective conditions are though over, you have to plus your own willingness. You can't immagine to do a work against your own wishes. The last thing you wanna do is to just work for money. Hope that will be useful to you. And have a good day!
@MandaLee (3698)
• United States
14 Jan 13
Hello, Welcome to mylot. I think that honesty is the best policy. I would share with your boss that you have been offered a position with another company. I wish you all the best.
@ksktika (271)
• United States
13 Jan 13
You can tell to your old company, you have a good opportunity with high paying job. Just believe me they will be ok with or without you. Good opportunity never come twice!
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
I think by honestly telling that you would like to seek green pasture would mean that you are not contented with what you are receiving from your current company and that they would have to understand and to respect your decision. You don't have to be afraid nor elaborate on your reasons. The point that you are resigning means that they failed to meet your expectations and demands.
@suzzy3 (8401)
13 Jan 13
If you are certain you really want to leave the company you are with.Just say the money will be better and the prospects are better.Don't leave a job you like under a cloud.Take everyone out for a meal or something.Start telling people you will miss them but it is time to move on.Tell your friends to meet up once a month to keep in touch.Loads of people change their jobs for many different reasons.Just remember one thing money is not everything and if you can manage on your present earnings and don't really want to leave then don't.It is up to you.You are very lucky to have the cnoice many cannot find one job let alone have the choice.Good luck in your new job and I hope you will be happy their.
@ulan12rc (223)
• Qatar
13 Jan 13
If you have a contract with your current company try to read some clause inside stating terms of resignation because some employment contract indicates the terms and condition when resigning base on that you can decide how to do it. Usually you have to give 15 days to one month notice or if you belong to key personnel much longer because you need to finish your responsibilities before you left. Be prepared make turn over of your works indicating the progress on it so that if you really want to leave even though you don't have replacement yet you can go. In your resignation letter state the true reason why you have to leave, who knows they might give you an option or offer if possible.
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
Don't you have an employment agreement where it says how long should you serve your notice of resignation before the intended date of its effectivity? Here in our place there is such a stipulation in matters like that so that you can turn over all the pending works to your successor. You just simply include in your letter how was it like working in your present company and the reason why you wan't to leave your work. It's always good to be honest.