Guidelines on How to Quit a Remote Job
Although it isn’t the most pleasant activity, quitting a job is a fact of life. Whether you’re stepping away from a remote job or an in-office role, here are some guidelines to ensure your departure is respectful and professional:
1. Give Adequate Notice
When you resign from a job, it is usually polite and professional to give your employer at least two weeks’ notice in advance. This way, you’re allowing time for the organisation to plan for your absence and find a replacement for you.
2. Ask if You Can Work During the Notice Period
It is worth asking your employer if you could work during your notice period. This will allow you to settle any outstanding work you have and help ease pressure on the organisation during the transition to new personnel.
3. Speak to Your Supervisor in Person (or Virtually)
Try to speak with your supervisor as soon as you’re able to and explain your reasons for leaving. Let him or her know what your next steps are, and always remind them that you are happy to help in any way you can during the transition period.
4. Write a Resignation Letter
It is important to write a formal resignation letter that should include:
- The date of the letter
- The name and title of your supervisor or the HR manager
- A statement that you’re resigning from your current job
- Your last day of work
- What you loved about the job and company
- An expression of gratitude to your colleagues
- A polite request to keep you organisational contact information
5. Remain In Touch with Your Previous Employer
You never know what the future holds and if you’ve left on good terms with your employer, you can use that relationship in the future. It is worth making sure that you stay in touch with them, as you never know when you might need their help.
Despite having to quit your job, remember that you are still part of the organisation. You are just moving from one role to another, so be sure to leave on good terms. With these tips in mind, quitting your remote job shouldn’t be a stressful experience.