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The Etiquette Edge, 2nd Edition by Beverly Langford

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CHAPTER 22

How to Leave a Job

Making a Graceful Exit

Few situations pose a greater challenge to flawless execution than leaving a job. Whatever the reason—your choice or not—your interpersonal skills and self-discipline will be put to the test. Leaving a job involves many of the feelings of separation and loss that accompany ending any close relationship. It’s a time of stress when feelings and emotions run high, and you need to make sure that they don’t run away with you. People around you will be observing your behavior, which can make a lasting impression on everyone around you; therefore, be sure that you exit with class.

LEAVING GRACEFULLY

People leave jobs for a variety of reasons, and although some general guidelines apply in any situation, ...

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