Departing diplomatically from your current job

‘Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorises you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.’

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The personal aspects of leaving your current job

If you are leaving on bad terms, DON’T, DON’T, DON’T be rude, abusive or disrespectful to your ex-employer. No matter how much venom there is on the inside, control it and keep it there.

Now, I’m not offering this advice in the interests of your ex-employer, but in yours. No matter how bitter you are feeling, try to leave on amicable terms. The reason for this is that most new employers will want a reference from your past employer. ...

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