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To expect a reply to resignation

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itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:01:05

I offered my resignation in writing about a month ago. I am surprised that I got no verbal or written acknowledgement of this form my boss ?is this bad manners ? Or am I being unreasonable ?

I heard from friends it was accepted and people at work all know and my previous job is now being interviewed for . Any thoughts ??

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 12-Jun-17 13:01:45

Are you not in work at the moment?

You should have had an acknowledgement.

itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:05:43

No not at work as on a career break hence expecting some sort of formal communication from boss rather than hearsay from friends . Is this normal practice ?

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 12-Jun-17 13:06:51

Not normal in my experience.

Could you send an email requested acknowledgment of receipt?

CrazyDuchess Mon 12-Jun-17 13:07:02

I would expect a formal response confirming your last date of work and procedures in place for an exit intervew/ returning equipment or uniform/ details of outstanding pay/annual leave.

So I would follow it up if I was you.

Chloe84 Mon 12-Jun-17 13:08:56

Do you not have a regular catch-up with your boss

I have always taken boss aside to give them a verbal heads up before sending resigantion email.

I think it's rude to spring a resignation letter on someone without a warning, unless employers were complete cockwombles, then it's justified.

ScarlettFreestone Mon 12-Jun-17 13:09:13

Have you not followed it up with a phone call or email?

I'd expect HR to organise an exit interview and agree things like any owed holiday pay.

Chloe84 Mon 12-Jun-17 13:09:25

Cross post

Redsippycup Mon 12-Jun-17 13:10:53

I would expect, at the very least, confirmation of last day you are employed by them, and last payday.

Longdistance Mon 12-Jun-17 13:11:04

I had this.

I gave my notice in end of April, left end of May.

Manager barely acknowledged it, and I'm well known within the company for my work. I was expecting something from HO at least my area manager. But, alas no, they couldn't give a shit.

Which has lead me to believe I was right in handing my notice in.

A reply 'I'm so sorry to hear you're leaving' wouldn't have gone amiss.

Whosthebestbabainalltheworld Mon 12-Jun-17 13:11:16

Technically, if you're on a career break you're not actually employed by whoever. I think it's a termination with a guarantee of reemployment at a certain date (under certain terms etc.). Maybe they didn't feel they needed to contact you as you're not an employee?

Whosthebestbabainalltheworld Mon 12-Jun-17 13:11:58

But it's a small bit ignorant not to acknowledge receipt of the letter.

itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:19:22

I am still an employee til contract is terminated . I gave ample notice that my resignation was coming . I told my boss well in advance . I felt I had a good enough relationship for them to pick up the phone and say we got letter it's accepted ... Job will be advertised etc ..... But I got nothing. Only hearing from a close friend at work that everyone knows I resigned and there now is vacancy. I think it is telling me , as previous poster said , am glad I resigned, as this shows true colours of boss.

itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:22:36

To add I have worked there for 15+ . I am sending a letter to request written confirmation of resignation . Am I being cheeky asking this ? I still need a decent reference from this boss as I have been there a long time .

ScarlettFreestone Mon 12-Jun-17 13:23:40

I don't understand why you are sending another letter? Just pick up the phone or drop him an email.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 12-Jun-17 13:24:36

Don't send a letter, give them a ring.

Keep it light and friendly.

It is very poor form not to get in touch with you but lots of people are shit managers unfortunately.

superfluffyanimal Mon 12-Jun-17 13:25:37

Did you work notice after letter of resignation? Do they still owe you money?

itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:26:55

Why not letter?

itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:28:31

No money owed. I just want formal acceptance of resignation in writing for my own records really .

Whenwillwe3meetagain Mon 12-Jun-17 13:30:17

Why not call or email?

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 12-Jun-17 13:30:41

Why not a letter? Because it's not 1987 wink grin

Seriously, a letter makes it overly formal and takes a long time. Plus it's difficult to judge tone on a letter.

I'd just ring. Why not ring?

A brief email would also be fine if you don't want to speak to them. Brief and specific and yet polite and warm.

OnionKnight Mon 12-Jun-17 13:32:05

If they haven't responded to your first letter what makes you think they'll respond to this one? Just call them.

itsnicetobeniceto Mon 12-Jun-17 13:33:00

Am not sure what to do .... As am pissed off they didn't contact me which to me seems like the right thing to have done . So now I have to contact them ?

Whenwillwe3meetagain Mon 12-Jun-17 13:38:00

Pick up the phone! Will take three mins and then you won't be fretting anymore.

RB68 Mon 12-Jun-17 13:39:05

Give them a ring and just ask them to confirm in writing your last day of employment so you have it officially.

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