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I have resigned verbally this morning to my boss. We are a small NGO and there’s a big event coming up in May. Plus, another colleague will be on maternity leave soon. They are short on staff. My boss was trying to negotiate a deal to make me stay longer than my notice period (that in one month in my country), on flexible terms.

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I have resigned verbally this morning to my boss. We are a small NGO and there’s a big event coming up in May. Plus, another colleague will be on maternity leave soon. They are short on staff. My boss was trying to negotiate a deal to make me stay longer than my notice period (that in one month in my country), on flexible terms.

Tho I haven’t found a job yet, i just really want out. It was too much stress and I don’t see much reward. Also I don’t agree with some of the company’s culture. I plan on doing some temporary jobs first to figure out my path, if I can’t find a full time job in time.

She said I picked the worst time to leave and strongly ask me to stay til the big event. Otherwise, the company will be in very stressful situation. I feel guilty because I hate to dump my job on other people. However, I feel that this is the best decision for my career path and mental health. At the same time, I feel that it is not my fault that the company is short staffed. How should I reject them nicely?

I'm Jeff Altman. Let me point out a couple of things. Number one, I'm going to give you a US-centric advice. No one can make you stay past your notice. So one month is apparently typical. No one can make you stay. Number two is you don't have another alternative. But mental health is an important variable for me that I look at this. You're right. The fact that they're short staffed is not your fault. It is absolutely not your fault.

But I'm getting the idea that you might be younger, a little less mature. And I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, you're in a situation where in might make sense to offer them the opportunity to hang out a little bit longer, because of references. And you can say to them, "I'll give you another week or two. But I'm going to be looking for something else, I want to give you time to hire my replacement. But if I find something before, then I'm going to go but I'll work here as long as I can and it's up to you to hire people in the meantime.

You know, you can't make me stay. But what I am willing to do is stay a little bit longer. I also expect that from a stress perspective, stress-- I don't want to deal with here. So the idea is to negotiate the terms of you staying. And if they want you to do the exact same thing in the exact same way as you were doing before, just stick to your to your resignation and say, No, I'm not willing to do that. What I am willing to do is take it a little bit differently, give you another week or two to try and hire some additional people." But the long the short of it is, keep it simple. You can be concerned about your references, and move on.

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