How to ensure a smooth bail-out
Here is a checklist of considerations workplace experts say can help secure a good reference and keep feelings unhurt when leaving a job:
*Check your employee handbook to see how much notice your company needs - and add to it if you can.
*Wrap up as many projects as possible, resist the temptation to kick off new ones.
*Offer to help train your replacement.
*Leave your workspace clean, and label and organize any materials you leave behind.
*Leave a written report describing all unfinished business - and some hard-copy guidelines for your successor.
*Ask for references (from boss and peers) before you leave.
*Thank your supervisor for opportunities and training.
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