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21 days ago by Elk Recruitment
Resign

I want to Resign

Most of us at some point in our careers have felt the desire to walk out
of our jobs due to a grievance we have had. Whether this grievance is due to a
mean boss, limited career progression, difficult co-workers, broken promises, toxic
work environment or poor terms and conditions, walking out in haste should be avoided
at all costs for multiple reasons.

The majority of employee grievances can be brought to a satisfactory
conclusion without confrontation. Your first port of call should be to resolve
the issue yourself internally, then through management and if this is
unsuccessful then through a third party. 
When all of these options have failed and you have decided you have no
option but to resign, you must have a plan B in place first before you leave, never
just walk out with nowhere to go and avoid telling colleagues your desire to
leave.  If you do walk out, although this
rebellious act and sense of relief will feel fantastic initially, you will be
leaving your family’s welfare exposed and potentially damaging your future employment
prospects as you have created a difficult situation to explain in the career
section of your CV and you have most definitely lost this employer as a
reference.

Being emotionally involved in a job is a healthy situation as it can
bring out the best in us but it can also cloud our judgement causing us to
sometimes act irrationally.  Think through
your situation wisely, plan and act accordingly.  Where possible find alternative employment
first then try and leave an employer as professionally as possible and no
matter what the reason, serve your agreed notice period.  Spend as much time as possible towards the
end of your tenure preparing for your exit by closing as many outstanding items
as possible, conducting a solid handover with your replacement, label your files
and generally ensuring the upkeep of your good name.  This may seem a bitter pill to swallow at
first but remember your focus must be on preserving your professionalism, character
and future.