5 things to never do when you’re quitting

By Bhupendra Sharma|9th Dec 2016
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You've got a new job and are planning to put your papers down as soon as possible. Seems like your life is finally sorted and you can do whatever you want.

Well, it's okay to feel happy about your new job, but while doing so, make sure you don't forget that you're still getting paychecks from your current employer. Whatever you say or do from now onwards will be remembered by your colleagues and management more than what you've done so far. Therefore, keep your head in the right place and steer clear from doing the below-mentioned things.

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Bragging about the new job

You've got the job that you wanted, but there are many others around you who may be struggling at it. They may feel resentful at hearing you boast about your new job, and will perhaps feel jealous of you. Rather than bragging about the new job and how happy you're feeling, thank them all for their continuous support throughout your association with the company and mention that you'll miss them all.

Don't say negative things about your manager or organisation

Since you've got another job, you may want to let free everything that's in your heart about your reporting manager and employer. However, it's not the right time or way to express something like that. You aren’t gaining anything by saying negative things about your manager or employer, but it will surely affect your image in one way or another. End this journey on a positive note and get ready for the next one.

Don't try to offer employment offers to others

After hearing that you've got a better job in a different company, others might show some interest in knowing whether your new employer has any other vacancy similar to their profiles. Rather than giving them open employment offers, you better tell them the standard procedure that everyone follows. Furthermore, if you're in a team handling role, don't offer your team members a role at your new company (at least not until you finish your notice period).

Don't call your clients and start telling them about your new role

It's unethical to call the client-base that you generated while working for your current employer and start offering them better deals if they stick with you. Remember, they're not your clients, but your company's. Even if you want to communicate the message of your change of job to clients, it's better to take permission from your reporting manager to ensure that he doesn't think poorly of you once you've left the job.

Don't damage office assets

You may have been given a desktop, laptop and other important things by your current employer. Just because you hate your company and are about to leave the job, don't try to damage them in any way. It's your responsibility to hand them over to your HR manager on the last day.

Furthermore, taking long lunch breaks and uncalled-for leaves may seem quite easy now, but they won't leave a positive impact on your colleagues and management. So, don't do anything stupid during your last few days.

What else do you think shouldn't be done during your last few days at a company? Share your feedback with us in the comments section below.

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