In this video, learn how to speak diplomatically with coworkers about leaving your job. What you say when you're leaving can affect morale and your future reputation, so it's worth taking time to prepare your story.
- You've told your boss that you're leaving. … Now what? … Well, you can expect that your coworkers will ask you … why you're leaving, … so you'll need to prepare a story that's honest, … yet diplomatic. … And, and this is really important, … you'll need to get your supervisor's approval … before you tell anyone anything. … In the wake of your exit, company morale may be affected, … and you don't want to do anything that hurts it. … Hopefully your boss is someone with whom you've had at least … a reasonable and professional relationship. … And hopefully they have some integrity. … When you tell them you're leaving … they may ask you to keep the news to yourself … until they've had time to check with their bosses … about what they want you to say, … what the official story will be. … When they get back to you, … they may ask you to lie. … Don't. … You can stonewall it … when coworkers ask you why you're leaving … and just say, I've been asked not to discuss it. … I just need to move on. …
- Assessing the pros and cons of quitting your job
- Giving notice
- Talking to your supervisor
- Saying goodbye
- Reflecting on your old role