Uh-oh, it’s time to face the boss with that dreaded letter of notice…no one likes doing that. Even if you are tempted to throw the letter down on their desk and strut out of there singing Aretha Franklin songs, we’d advise that you don’t…for the following reasons:
• There’s still that matter of getting a reference, and although it is against corporate policy to give you a bad reference, it’s not worth leaving on a bad note
• You never know when you might need the company again (not that you’re thinking of coming home anytime soon, but you just never know)
• The grapevine is a nasty thing sometimes! You’d be surprised how quickly word spreads. So you might not want to be known as ‘the one who broke the photocopier with their buttocks while singing the theme tune to Rocky!’
If you've already handed in your letter of notice, how did it go? What advice do you have for others?
Maybe don't leave it until you get here before telling your boss that you're quitting...
I'm outta here!
Former Employee of the Month, 2004"