When do you quit your job

Quit job: boss - that's it!

If you want to quit your job, you can assume that the termination will not be pleasant for the boss either. Because only a few executives are actually prepared for the sensitive issue of dismissal. There are many reasons for the dismissals. Be it the pay, the working hours, no career opportunities or a move. Before you plan the big step of resigning, you should be very sure of your decision. Because once you have quit your job, you can no longer take your decision back and have to live with all the consequences that come with it. Once the final decision to quit the job has been made, there are many questions: What should I put in my letter of resignation? When do i cancel? When do I inform my colleagues? How do I get a correct job reference?

Quitting a job - letter of resignation, termination without notice, labor law. What do I have to consider when?

  • Comply with notice periods: Before you quit your job, you should find out about the agreed notice period in the employment contract. If no exact notice period is given, you have an ordinary notice period of 28 days, either by the 15th or the end of the month, according to labor law. In the trial period, however (max. Six months), the notice period is two weeks. A job can only be terminated without notice if there are “extraordinary reasons” (e.g. serious breach of contract).
  • Communicate termination: Simply sending the letter of resignation to the HR department without having spoken to the boss beforehand is not an option! It is good style to be the first to tell your direct boss that you are quitting your job. Explain your plan to him - he will surely understand you.
  • Create a letter of termination: If the job change is planned, you must submit a proper, handwritten original letter of resignation. Check in your employment contract whether you have to give a reason for your termination, otherwise you can dispense with giving reasons. Because the notice of termination only serves to formally terminate the employment contract.

The following information should always be included:

    • Your address
    • The address of the employer
    • The intention to terminate
    • The leaving date
    • Your signature

It is best to hand over the termination personally and have the receipt of the termination confirmed with a stamp, signature and date.

  • Take remaining leave: Are you still entitled to vacation days before your departure date? Then you have to get this approved before you leave the job. If it is not possible, the vacation can be paid out to you - provided you give your consent.
  • Request job reference: Every employee has the right to a job reference after quitting his or her job. Make sure that you get not just a simple, but a qualified job reference. Many HR managers use formulations with hidden codes in their job references. What is meant by these messages can be found here: https://www.jobware.de/Ratgeber/Der-Geheimcode-im-Arbeitszeugnis.html

Resign yourself and stay professional. How does a stylish finish succeed?

Not all reasons to quit a job are suitable for a harmonious separation. Stress with the supervisor keeps the grief in both of them. The important thing is: "You always see each other twice in life". Do not leave the company - even after giving notice without notice - in an evil way. So that the report is positive and your boss may recommend you to others, you should try to get out of the office amicably.

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