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    Razwana Wahid

    I have always been honest with my employers when I’ve started looking for another job. I find it’s the best way to not burn any bridges, and takes the guilty feeling out of the equation!
    How honest have you been with a current employer about your new job search? Is honesty always the best policy?

    Joshua Denney

    I’ve  always ended things with brutal honesty before I had something else lined up. Not the best way to go about it, but it just didn’t feel right otherwise.

    I soon came to realize I really just wanted to work for myself!


    I think it all depends on the situation.


    Much as I hate the phrase- it depends. I would have no problem telling my current boss that I’m looking. The one before that? Not so much. I do say that in this age of social media, it may be difficult at best to keep it quiet if you’re seriously looking.


    I am being made redundant, luckly I have other oppotunities arising so I am not worried about this. I have been honest and advised my manager of where there will be shortfalls and issues regarding workloads not being dealt with after I leave. I was just thanked and nothing has happened, I raised it within the correct process and still nothing has happened. I leave 2 weeks today and I am starting to think, why bother? I have started distancing myself from this but still a voice inside me tells me to keep trying even when everyone tells me not to. I will wait for 2 weeks and see if anything happens but I doubt it. Its hard to care when no one else does.


    It depends … you can usually tell which situations can tolerate openness & which require you to keep it a private matter.

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