I’ve gotten a bunch of emails lately from people who resigned and then changed their minds and now want to know how they can force their bosses to keep them on board.
Now, I totally sympathize with someone who gets a new job offer, resigns, and then the new company backs out.
But, I have less sympathy for the person who quits in a screaming rage and seems puzzled as to why the manager holds her to that. Or, who writes an actual letter of resignation and then goes, “oops! turns out I need money to survive!”
Do not resign unless you mean it. And don’t think you have a new job until you have a formal offer and have passed the background check.