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Last Few Days at my Job, How do I leave it?

Hey y'all i'm in the home stretch of time with my current company. I'm leaving for a few reasons but overall enjoyed my time here. I'm already going through the gambit of talking with my boss, VP of Sale & next CEO about why I'm leaving and convincing me to stay.


My question is how should I delicately tell them why I'm leaving? Should I ask for Li recs? How/when should I tell my teammates and coworkers that I'm leaving?


I'm trying to leave on good terms but want to make sure I don't burn bridges.


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Kinonez
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+9
WR Enthusiast
I would start by explaining the reasons you are leaving, if it's something the company can work on they will appreciate it, if it's something personal, they will know it's nothing on their end which is always nice to hear.

With your coworkers, get them all together in a bar, have fun and give them all a good hug and pat on the back, it will make a swift transition.Β 
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privateryan
Politicker
+5
Director of Sales
I'd second this - if they here it is more "personal" they'd be reassured they didn't technically do anything wrong. Of course if they did, they need to know. Given they'll be asking you to stay, they know they're losing an asset. If you truly did enjoy it, like your co workers etc, then I am sure you don't wish ill on them and want them to not lose future assets so feedback is critical!Β 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I mean, why ARE you leaving is the question? We can't tell you how to go about it without context. You could always just say you feel the career opportunity at the new company was too good to pass up, and that you thank them for the opportunity and skills they gave you to even allow you a shot at this role you're taking.
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
Company realignment in management made it an uncomfortable situation to work in. Appreciate the feedback!
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I hope my initial question didn't come off rude, was moreso curious. I get that completely, and I'd be diplomatic about it personally. You feel the opportunity for career growth and development had stagnated some since the realignment, and when this opportunity elsewhere arose unexpectedly, you felt it was the best move for you personally. Thank them again for the skills, knowledge, and opportunity afforded and that this was purely a self-advancement type move.
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Phillip_J_Fry
Good Citizen
+2
Director of Sales
Personally, I wouldn't tell them why you are leaving, as there doesn't seem to be much benefit. They MIGHT make changes based on your notes, but it wont affect you either way. There also is the possibility that they could label you as a complainer/lazy/bad employee.Β 

Just say its for personal reasons and that you greatly appreciated the opportunity to work for an awesome company that helped grow your career.

100% ask for LI connections/recommendations and be friendly with everyone. You never know if/when your paths may cross again with these people.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'd just say it's time to move on and you've made up your mind if they ask you to stay. Most leaders know it's too late when you've gotten as far down the path as you have.
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
Ya that's pretty much how it went. They asked why I hadn't come to them previously which I thought was a dumb question. I've seen reps be let go in the past for expressing interest in other jobs.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Yeah, that's a bit of a joke. And from experience, being the person that comes to leadership just gets you labeled negative. It's damned if you do, damned if you don't.
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+6
Sales Associate
You'll have a chance to give your opinions during an exit interview. I'd let your bosses know that you enjoyed the time here and that it isn't personal, just leaving for a better opportunity. Nothing wrong with asking for LI recs. In terms of your team, just tell em that it's your last day, maybe have a beer or some lunch and leave your contact info with them in case you want to connect again
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Generally speaking I'd keep it positive and tell them you are doing what's best for your family. They can't fault you for that.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Go around talking to everybody and exchanging private phone numbers. Save everything you need for a brag sheet, prove of promotions etc to your personal drive.Β 
Adored
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Director
Never burn bridges, you have no idea how or when you might need these people in the future. Leave on a high note if possible and they’ll remember you as a champ and somebody worth keeping an eye on.
Santipodero
Politicker
+2
Sanix
Do not rush You should not make a hasty decision, reflect and meditate before leaving to do it at the best time. Do not resign until you have received the commissions and bonuses that you were waiting for. Check your contract Before resigning, you should review the contract you signed when you joined the company. It is possible that there is a clause that you did not know. Be careful with the written resignation request In this letter, you must include and explain the causes that lead you to resign, make yourself understood. Be grateful for the services performed by the company until the time of your departure and offer your help to find a replacement. Notify your decision in time If you want to look good, notify your decision at least two weeks before you go. You should not leave the company helpless, offer them assistance to find someone to replace you, nobody knows your job better than you. Do not neglect after giving the news You have a commitment to your company and until you stop being part of it you must fulfill your obligations in the same way as you did until then. Don't go around, be professional. Don't lose contact It is convenient to maintain relationships with your previous colleagues and superiors. Do not delete them from your contact list, you never know when you will need a cable, for example, when asking for a letter of recommendation. You must also be willing to help them if they ask. Be optimistic If you have left because your situation was untenable and you still do not have another job offer, do not despair, the opportunities are going to come and you should receive them with your best face.
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+1
vicepresidente de ventas y marketing
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