How you leave a job can be just as important as how you start it. So when you quit your job, you might be in for a few surprises - even a counteroffer. But don’t expect everyone to be happy for you.
Some people will congratulate you on your new opportunity, but some others might not treat you as well. When people treat you badly, you need to cut them some slack. Remember, while you may have been thinking about leaving for weeks or months, they are shocked, surprised and probably disappointed. You are going off to something better, while they are left behind to deal with the situation you just escaped from.
When you leave during difficult times, your co-workers may feel abandoned – even betrayed. They might worry that all your work will end up on their desk.
Your boss might worry that your resignation will make them look bad or keep them from reaching their performance targets.
All those disappointmnts and worries might result in people acting distant or even hostile toward you. And while it might feel personal, it is not personal. Let it roll off your back. A friend’s Mom told her to ”leave with a bit of grace” - a fine piece of advice.
To leave with your head held high, you need to give proper notice (2 to 4 weeks), work hard to complete your projects, and show a bit of grace toward everyone, regardless of how they treat you.