A couple of weeks from now I will be leaving my current company. But I believe that even though I will no longer be part of the company, I should still leave a positive mark. Moreover, resigning from work does not have to be like abandoning a ship where everyone is for himself. Whether we are there or not, the company will still function. It is a choice to resign from a company and maintain positive relationships with the employees and co-workers that we will leave behind.
- Finish your tasks. Before leaving the company, make sure you accomplish all the tasks that you need to do. Of course focus on the most important tasks first. This will help the transition until they find a replacement or make the necessary adjustment to your department or unit. Finishing the tasks will help lighten the load of the people you will leave behind.
- Endorse properly. It is essential that employees who will resign endorse information and documents properly. This way, accountabilities and vital information are given to the appropriate people. Moreover, handling transaction after you leave will become easier.
- Never speak ill of the company or its employees. We all have our nasty bosses or irritating co-employees. But resigning from a company does not give us the right to badmouth the company or its employees. It would be unprofessional to do this.
- Don’t sever personal ties. We may not work in the company but we can still encourage healthy, personal relationships even after we have moved on. Employment may not last long. However, friendships do. Keeping these ties strong will benefit us in the long run.
- Be ready to help. Remember that everyone needs help. Extending our hand to those who need help is the right course of action. We may not be working for the company but we still have friends who can turn to us for some help.
Leaving work means having to leave people and friends behind. When we choose to move to another company, we should never burn bridges. Instead, we must keep them strong and continuously reinforce relationships.
Employment can be fleeting. But friendships are lasting.
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