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Resignation gone awry: How should we have handled this?

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Question: “Long story short: Husband and wife both work for our company. Husband accepts another job out of state because we are downsizing. Wife continues to work for us until they can sell their home here. Then she’ll join her husband there. Fast forward: Manager hires a replacement for the wife. She’ll have a job until the end of March 2008, but she’s nonetheless furious. Why? She never resigned! No letter, no final date, nothing. I’m pretty sure we messed this one up. How should we have handled it?”—ST, Florida


I think that the boss should have waited until approx. 2-3 weeks before her scheduled resignation date, then asked her if she was still deciding to move. If so, then that is when the boss should have asked her if it is ok if they try to hire someone to train with her before she goes. This way the person will know exactly what to do in that specifi...(register to read more)

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