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How to tell your boss ‘I quit’


by Leonie Corcoran
20th Jun 2022

Telling your boss that you’re leaving is one the hardest workplace conversations you can have. It’s difficult to predict how they’ll respond in the moment, with reactions ranging from positive to distinctly negative. We look at the best way to break the news and outline possible reactions and how you can respond to each: if your boss gets angry, if they badmouth your new opportunity, if they make a threat, if they try to guilt you or if they counteroffer.

Like many professionals, you might be planning to leave your current employer – recent studies have shown 44% of workers are looking for a new job. While making the decision to resign is often challenging, what can feel even harder is actually telling your boss. What should you say when you’re sitting there face-to-face? Should you even sit face-to-face? Should you do it over Zoom or in person? And how might they react to your...

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