Sooner or later, many of us are faced with the need to change jobs. Someone could not get along in a team, but someone just found a more profitable place. Firing is a tricky step that is not easy to take. I would like to speak at the last moment, pouring out all the accumulated negative on the authorities and colleagues. But this will only do harm.
You need to leave beautifully and brightly, it will deserve respect. It is better to follow some tips, which we will share.
Evaluate the situation. To begin with, it is worth understanding that dismissal is really the right decision. It is not worth giving up well-oiled work just in order to decisively put an end to it. It is worthwhile to first analyze all the pros and cons of such a solution. There may be opportunities to improve those nuances of work that cause discomfort. And will you really be able to find work elsewhere? It may be worth talking to your boss beforehand. If he finds out that you want to quit, he will probably be able to offer strong reasons for changing the decision. Bosses often meet the wishes of particularly valuable customers.
Check all legal aspects. Before quitting, you must carefully study all the documents and contracts that were signed when applying for a job. It is likely that there are some provisions that are relevant to the current situation. The contract may stipulate that you cannot go to competitors, that you must work out the allotted time before dismissal or properly declare your resignation. It is worthwhile to clearly understand all the financial consequences that arise from a layoff. It is especially important to think about future cash spending if a new job has not yet been found.
Choose the right time. Ideally, dismissal occurs at the best possible moment, when the person is still full of energy. But more often than not, an imperfect situation happens, so you should not wait long for the right moment. As soon as the decision is carefully considered and made, it is immediately worth initiating the dismissal procedure. Life is one, and you should not postpone important things for later.
Do everything personally. You cannot be cowardly in this matter. You should ask your boss for a personal conversation, and not send the application by mail. It is better to announce the decision by looking your boss in the eye. And it is important that he is the first to know about it. This will emphasize your respect for him.
Send out letters of dismissal. It is worth writing the text in a professional manner, getting rid of unnecessary emotions. The letter should be short and polite, indicating the fact of dismissal and the date of the event. And the application should be submitted in advance of the specified date. And he must be sent to the boss, even if a personal conversation took place the day before. A copy of the letter must also be sent to the HR department.
Prepare to be honest about your reasons for leaving. In this matter, it is worth being as frank as possible. And a tactful and polite manner should be chosen for this. This will be a great opportunity to maintain constructive feedback with your former boss. It is worthwhile to honestly talk about the reasons for leaving, indicating all the factors and their weight. And regardless of the decision made, it is worth maintaining consistency. If the company, before leaving, practices a formal interview to understand the true reasons, then it is worth going through it. We must be wise and not burn the bridge with an incautious, inappropriate or negative phrase.
Try to anticipate the boss's reaction. If the boss is a real professional, he will bitterly say how sorry he is to part with such a valuable specialist. And if the employee has already found a new job, then he will be congratulated on it. The most important thing is respect for such a decision. If an angry reaction follows, then this will characterize him, and not you. In this situation, it is worth maintaining professionalism, explaining your reasons. It must be emphasized that in any case you support your boss and try to make your departure as painful as possible for the company. It is not worth shifting all the blame for leaving from the management and the team to yourself alone.
Try to anticipate the company's reaction. To do this, you can remember how the employer previously treated the leaving employees. Was the management grateful to people for announcing their decision in advance, or did they immediately kick them out? It is worth preparing for the most likely scenario - to delete personal files, extraneous information, take out your valuables. It is important to put the workplace in order. But what belongs to the company should not be taken with you. And the most valuable employees need to prepare to receive a better offer from their manager who wants to save the person. It is worth, again, to think in advance about the conditions under which you could accept such an offer. True, some experts do not welcome such compromises after the decision has been made. In any case, the answer must be prepared in advance, and it needs clarity and clarity.
Collect everything you earn. Before you leave, you should make sure that everything that is due in addition to the salary has been paid - compensation, commissions, vacation pay, bonuses, pension contributions.
Leave gradually. Before leaving, it is worth completing all started projects, and putting the current work in order. If the situation and time permit, then you need to help secure a replacement. Some people even agree to give consultations over the phone after they leave. This will maintain good relations and is sometimes appreciated even by the new company and successors. The employee himself forms the image of a purposeful and reliable person who will not give up in the middle.
Maintain confidentiality. Until the information about the dismissal has become official, it is not worth talking about it out loud. And after the dismissal, there is no need to talk too much about this topic. It is better to announce your decision to the team after all the details have been discussed with the management. You can agree with him how and when to announce to everyone the decision to leave.
Maintain a positive attitude. When dismissal is discussed with colleagues, it is worth highlighting the good impressions of the place of work and of the company itself. It's just time to move on. It is not worth bragging about a new place and its advantages. You have to be humble and respect the work of your colleagues and the company. Even after dismissal, you should not speak badly about the previous place, about the bosses and employees. This obviously will not add respect.
Be loyal and hardworking until the last moment. Thanks to this moment, it becomes clear what a specialist is worth and how professional he is. Even if you decide to quit, you should remain loyal to your old place of work. Short-term intrigue and communication with disgruntled employees should be avoided. Many, having decided to quit, suddenly forget all the years of faithful service to the company. They lose interest in work, destroying their past reputation, and maybe future. But this is not even realized. Loss of loyalty can be very foolish.
Communicate the decision to colleagues and business partners. After talking with your manager, you should personally inform other managers and key employees close to you about the dismissal. Together with the news, we should thank them for their successful joint work and for their help in building a career.
Say goodbye. You can, of course, leave in English. But it would be better to sincerely thank colleagues, boss and partners. They will be grateful for the kind words addressed to them. And on the last day of work, you can organize a small buffet with drinks and food. Colleagues will definitely remember this. It would be nice to keep in touch with some of them, it may come in handy later. It is worth exchanging contacts with key employees. Those colleagues with whom it is not possible to say goodbye in person can be done with the help of a farewell letter.
Ask for recommendations. Before leaving, ask your boss, colleagues, and partners if they can give you recommendations. And it's better to clarify the way they are willing to use. This could be an email, phone call, or a post on a professional social network.