The big day has come; you are going to speak to your boss about moving to a new state. The most important thing to remember is that regardless of what your boss or coworkers say, you are doing this for you and not for them, so don’t let them change your mind if this is something you are committed to doing.
With remote work becoming even more possible today and if you have been a great, hard worker, your company may be open to having you work remotely with them. If they don’t mention it, then feel free to openly express that idea. However if you are ready to look for a new job, that is fine too!

Here are five (5) tips on how to best tell your company your plans for the future:

  1. Meet with your boss in-person on a Friday. Friday’s are good because they are the end of the week and usually make people feel happy. If however your boss is not in a good mood that day, wait until another day to tell them, when they are calm and have time for a conversation. Also, make sure you talk to your boss and company at least 4 weeks in advance if you have been working closely with them. The sooner you tell them, the better and they will greatly appreciate it.
  2. Have a plan for your continued work in those few weeks leading up to your last day and see if there is anything else you need to prepare for at work, before you move. Ask you boss the question “What are some items that you would like me to complete while I am still here?”. Let them give you as many tasks as you can manage and be actionable about completing them.
  3. Take time to say farewell to your coworkers, as they will appreciate that. You may have created great relationships with the people you work with and even became friends, so you can always stay in touch. Also, ask your coworkers if they have any work that you can help them with.
  4. Your boss might offer to write your a recommendation letter and that is a great opportunity to accept. You could always ask them politely as well, if they don’t offer right off the bat, and see what they say. Usually a good employer will write a letter for their hard workers.
  5. In the case that you don’t like your job, your coworkers or your boss, it may be a lot easier to say goodbye and head off to your new life. Be polite and exit with class. You can also send a brief email letter to everyone at the company saying goodbye and keep it positive.

We hope this blog will help you to let your company know about your big change and that it is a positive thing! Never assume the worst of what they can say, because that may hold you back. Just go for it and UNITS® is here to help you transition!

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