How do I respond to my boss' email?
So I finally quit the job! After 3 attempts that were rejected, I had enough and resigned. My boss (CEO) still expects me to work rather than handing over and simply acting as if I am not leaving! It has been 10 months in this company and it was the longest, stressful months ever with Chaos and lame management that leaving was the only way to dodge a heart attack or brain stroke (Yes, it is that bad).
My Boss sent me an email stating that she is addressing me as a friend and a sister and wants to know where i stand and why i am acting this way? I do understand that i am not to list all the actual reasons that concerns work (though it may help her to know) but would just saying that i am honored to have her as a friend but I am just not happy working in that field or that company ? It is part of the truth. Please let me know what you suggest.
I think being honest and professional is the best way to respond. I understand the position you are in and have been in a very similar one myself. Being direct about your intentions of no returning and why you quit is important. Your boss may find the information helpful and maybe make some changes. Sounds like it may be unlikely, but it is the best option. This is for every ones good and make sure you are professional for future positions and so on. Don't say anything you would reject and it coming up to a future employer.
Tell her that work should be something that fulfills you and makes you happy, work should be something you find enjoyable and not stressful. And that working there does not make you happy.
As a friend and sister she should understand and wish you all the best and support you on your decision to leave, because in the end it is your wellbeing that should be of most concern to her.
So sorry about your experience.
In my opinion, the one who has the most information has the better revelation of a situation and therefore has more authority and therefore more responsible.
Given that you may not want to burn bridges with your boss, I think better than an email, you are better placed to go to her office and let her know that you want to talk about her email rather than just reply it (this is if she is near you). If she is not, a phone call will still be better. For her to write an email indicates she does not want to face you probably because of how she may have treated you in the 10 months you have worked for her.
You can take charge of the situation and let her know that you have learnt a lot from her and from the organization but given your ambitions in life, you need more exposure and other opportunities that cannot be easily got while working for the organization.
Please be careful with your employer. If she keeps you working and not handing over, it may get to the end of your notice period then she either withholds your duly earned pay for failure to handover or she may hold you longer and you end up more frustrated.
I hope this information helps
Try to do your work as professionally as possible, but try to keep the deadline of you leaving in the conversation. Also tell them what you will do when you are gone, ie not work for them anymore. If you continuously remind people that you are about to leave, they will eventually have to take you out of the equation.
I agree with what Joseph said. In the end, you can tell your boss what the main reasons are for you leaving if you keep it personal (relating to you) and professional. You boss seeing you as a friend is great, but as a friend she should also understand that your position in your circumstances had an expiration date.
All in all, I wish you the best of luck!
Lina, I read this and thought WOW!! How can some one hold you to a position when you gave them your resignation. Not once but three times. Something is wrong. When someone makes their mind to leave, they no longer have the passion and commitment to work for the company. So you must keep your decision and not turn back. So many people spend so much energy on their job an leave no time building their personal life.
If things are that toxic or bad there why listen to anyone. it is your health and happiness.on the line. Hopefully you have found a new position elsewhere in the process.
A boss isn't a friend possibly a mentor but not your friend and for them to use that to keep you make no sense. You should give proper notice in written form with the appropriate amount of time. The job simply wasn't what you expected. Stick to your decision and be very professional about your answers to the company. You will need a reference. I am not sure of law in Abu Dhabi but I am sure they cant force you to stay or harass you either.
Best of success. Gil
Thank your boss for the time with the company and for her friendship (you never know what the future has in store for you).
Explain to her that you have decided that it is best for your long term career and personal development to move from that field to another field
1) you need to set up a time to meet with your boss so you can explain that you've resigned from the job and the give your last day.
2) you need to reassure to your boss that you'll give 100% in you duties.
3)express that you understand and that you'll do your best to get your job duties completed before your last day.
4) explain that you enjoyed talking to her and working with her.
Lina, I am not sure that email is the best way to communicate. If your former boss truly wants to be that sister and friend then she would call or meet you for a chat. If you want to continue the relationship, give her a call.
I am not sure what your question is. If you have resigned, move on and get another job. If you are receiving emails from anyone that you would not care to communicate with, add them to your spam list.