Resigning – What to Expect

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • They will attempt to get you to stay until it is convenient for them to let you go.
  • They will appeal to guilt, and loyalty, patient and vanity.

WHAT YOU MAY HEAR FROM YOUR BOSS

  • “This is really disappointing after all the opportunities we have given you.”
  • This will affect the whole department.  How can you do this to them?”
  • “Sometimes we just don’t tell you everything that’s happening.  We have been planning on promoting you next month.  I was waiting for final approval before notifying you.”
  • “Raises have just been approved.”

BEWARE OF COUNTEROFFERS:

According to Business Week, remedy 9 out of 10 employees that accept counteroffers have left or been asked to leave within 6 months.  Why?

  • They have expressed disloyalty and the company will replace them as soon as it is convenient for the company to do so.
  • The promises made in the counteroffer never materialize.
  • The counteroffer was everything you ever wanted, but you still report to corporate headquarters and the same politics are going on there.

CONCENTRATE ON YOUR ORIGINAL REASON FOR LOOKING AT A NEW OPPORTUNITY

  • Generally it was not monetary and even if they offer you a few dollars more, the original dissatisfaction still exists.

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS :

  • What were the circumstances that caused me to consider a change?
  • What will cause these factors to change if I accept a counteroffer?
  • Have my career and life goals become altered during this period?
  • Why did I have to resign for my company to recognize my worth?

 OUR ADVICE:

If you intend to stay, don’t resign.  If you resign, don’t stay!