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Leaving a Job: Is this Usual?

dexterhaven

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Last week I told my boss I got a better offer and was leaving. I gave plenty of notice (a month). The boss was fine with it but wanted me to send some kind of email to everyone in the office announcing the fact. I kind of hemmed and hawed about it and didn't do it. To me it seems like a fool thing to do. But I don't have a lot of experience in this area, so I ask you: is this standard procedure or just some stupid quirk of the boss's?
 

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Are you in a high position, have you been there a long time? If so that's not unusual at all.
 

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Originally Posted by dexterhaven
Last week I told my boss I got a better offer and was leaving. I gave plenty of notice (a month). The boss was fine with it but wanted me to send some kind of email to everyone in the office announcing the fact. I kind of hemmed and hawed about it and didn't do it. To me it seems like a fool thing to do. But I don't have a lot of experience in this area, so I ask you: is this standard procedure or just some stupid quirk of the boss's?

That's not standard. Usually your boss will send out an email saying "So and So is leaving ... while he was here he did...we wish him luck." It sounds like your boss might lack leadership skills.
 

dexterhaven

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Originally Posted by Eason
Are you in a high position, have you been there a long time? If so that's not unusual at all.

**** no. I'm a grunt. Been there about a year and a half.
 

ter1413

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so just send out an e-mail thanking the company and people, etc.
 

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Originally Posted by dexterhaven
**** no. I'm a grunt. Been there about a year and a half.

Send out an email saying: "My boss is too ******* stupid to do this himself. He sucks to work for and that's why I'm leaving."
 

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Originally Posted by Joenobody0
Send out an email saying: "My boss is too ******* stupid to do this himself. He sucks to work for and that's why I'm leaving."

Perfect.
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HgaleK

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Originally Posted by dragon8
Perfect.
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Until it comes time to search for another job...
 

JayJay

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Originally Posted by Joenobody0
That's not standard. Usually your boss will send out an email saying "So and So is leaving ... while he was here he did...we wish him luck." It sounds like your boss might lack leadership skills.
+1. your boss should be doing this, not you.
 

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Other posters are right that the boss should be doing this kind of communication, but frankly I'd jump at the chance. This is your opportunity to go out on a high note with good feelings left in all your former co-workers who might be in a position to help you some day. Were I in your position I would send a personal email to every co-worker you dealt with on a daily basis. Tell him or her you enjoyed working together, throw in some personal anecdote about how you appreciated the time, and if there's ever anything you can do to help them please contact you at your new place of employment.
 

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More importantly, what do you have to lose by sending the email? Even if you have no intention of using your former boss as a reference, it is a good way to keep people liking you.
 

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dexterhaven

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Originally Posted by veneto
More importantly, what do you have to lose by sending the email? Even if you have no intention of using your former boss as a reference, it is a good way to keep people liking you.
Nothing, I guess. But I've already told the people who I know well that I'm leaving. To everybody else I'm less than a blip on the radar, as they are to me. It just seems silly to email them about it.
 

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your boss is doing you a favor. most places would show you the door without letting you send an email. this way gives you the opportunity to say something pleasant and leave your contact info
 

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