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Folks,
I currently sell heavy construction equipment and have been offered a job with a leader in the industry. I was somewhat recruited by my current employer about a year ago and now I have to tell them that I am resigning to work for the competition.
What have you found to be the easiest way? The reason I asked is because the last guy that fled here was yelled at by the boss. That really doesnt bother me, but I always like leaving on good terms and I dont want to burn any bridges.
How have you resigned in the past? Suggestions?
 

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Folks,
I currently sell heavy construction equipment and have been offered a job with a leader in the industry. I was somewhat recruited by my current employer about a year ago and now I have to tell them that I am resigning to work for the competition.
What have you found to be the easiest way? The reason I asked is because the last guy that fled here was yelled at by the boss. That really doesnt bother me, but I always like leaving on good terms and I dont want to burn any bridges.
How have you resigned in the past? Suggestions?
Hi boss , Say we need to talk ...

The compition offered me twice the salery and better bennies , along with stock in sonnoco , chevron, and google . Can you match that ? can you blame me ? been great working with you , wanna have dinner with the family next week ? ....... :)bulb
 

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Folks,
I currently sell heavy construction equipment and have been offered a job with a leader in the industry. I was somewhat recruited by my current employer about a year ago and now I have to tell them that I am resigning to work for the competition.
What have you found to be the easiest way? The reason I asked is because the last guy that fled here was yelled at by the boss. That really doesnt bother me, but I always like leaving on good terms and I dont want to burn any bridges.
How have you resigned in the past? Suggestions?
I would just be up front and honest and tell them how grateful you were for the opportunity to work with them and tell them in person. You never want to burn bridges and leave on negative terms. JMO
Mike
 

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Write a nice letter explaining why. Dont tell them where you are going.
 

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I would say that even if he gets mad and yells, don't take it personal. It's just his way of venting his frustration of having to hire someone again. If you're just honest with him and do your best to give him enough notice, that's all you can do. Your conscience is clean. If he's a grudge holder, there's really nothing you can do about it, except know you did the right thing.
 

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I would just be up front and honest and tell them how grateful you were for the opportunity to work with them and tell them in person. You never want to burn bridges and leave on negative terms. JMO
Mike
That is what I didnt at my last job and it was fine. This time it may not go as well. They are talking a lot of $hit about the last guy that left and I dont feel that is right.

I totally agree with your approach Mike I just hate doing it.
 

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well another approach would be just piss on his desk, then you won't have to explain that your leaving:D
 

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You gotta do whats best for you and your family, their not going to help ya if things go bad. Do like everyone else said, just be sure to give them some notice and you can walk away feeling good. People are gonna talk no matter what, Hell there proably talking about you now, just not to your face. Sad to say but thats how it is. Good luck with your next chapter in life...
 

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That is what I didnt at my last job and it was fine. This time it may not go as well. They are talking a lot of $hit about the last guy that left and I dont feel that is right.

I totally agree with your approach Mike I just hate doing it.
I understand completely, but one thing you have to remember is that you owe them nothing and when it is all settled you have to make the right decision for yourself and family. If they want to talk crap about you after you leave then they were not the people you thought nor want to work for and be associated with. Again, JMO. Good luck.

Mike
 

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Just tell them to fawk off and do a huge burn out leaving the parking lot:D:)devil

I do that 3X a week working for the family business....lol:)sphss:):)punch

Do you think they will hire me after you leave?:)bulb:D
 

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As shipping guy said be honest and up front, I would give them a 2 week notice and if they ask where your going tell them the truth they are gonna find out eventually. If they get upset its because your a good employee but they should understand your move is to benefit your future and unless they can't offer the same package than they should wish you good luck, if they don't they will probably not accept your 2 week notice and just pay you out and ask you to leave. I've always been a believer that when somone quits to work for the competition I wish them luck but tell them no thanks on the 2 week notice, I don't want them bragging to my other employees about the competion and all the better bennies and etc. Well good luck and just be honest and up front.
 

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I have been in this position. I gave my employer 2 weeks notice and thanked them for the 4 year. They asked where I was going and why. I was truthful and told them I was going to the competition and with better pay and benifits. They asked if I would stay if they matched the offer and I said yes. They matched and I stayed. Three years later another offer came and I was truthful just like ther previous time. This time my employer did not offer to match and just asked that I extend my notice to one month rather than 2 weeks witch I did. About two years into the new job my old employer called me with an even better offer that I took and I back where I started.

Never, never, never burn a bridge. Give your 2 weeks notice, thank them for the oppertunity and don't lie about where you are going. They will find out anyway.

Good luck!
 

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Assuming the relationship was good and you had a decent opportunity I always believe you owe at least a face to face meeting. That’s what I did anyway. I left at the peak of my career and turned down a Sr Exec position in the company.

As for leaving to work for the competition? I am not sure how competitive your industry is, but we escorted those people to the door and hopefully for them they were wearing padded underwear . :D

At the end of the day you have to do what's best for you and not some company
 

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I admire your level of compassion for your employer. HOWEVER...I don't think for one minute your employer would give it a second though pulling the rug out from under you if he had a reason to do so. Of course he may say he's sorry but...you get the idea.
Do what's best for you, very little loyalty in todays work place.
 
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