Telling the boss you've gotten another job offer - is this basically a resignation? Watch

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When you tell your boss that you got another job offer from a different company, would that be an instant resignation on your part? i.e. you haven't written your resignation letter or saying that you'd be leaving by the end of the week, but you've just informed him that you've gotten a new job offer.
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Why else would you tell them? Unless you want a payrise, in which case I would add more information to that statement. And expect to get your bluff called.
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Why else would you tell them? Unless you want a payrise, in which case I would add more information to that statement. And expect to get your bluff called.
Out of respect for the employer I suppose :dontknow:
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I don't know if it counts. Although if you're on good terms with employer and maybe listed them as reference then they may already know.
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I don't know if it counts. Although if you're on good terms with employer and maybe listed them as reference then they may already know.
References generally do not get contacted until after the job offer is accepted.
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No. Any decent employer will want your resignation in writing, so that there isn't recourse against them if your job offer falls through and you claim they have wrongfully dismissed you.

If an employer did dismiss you for this I'm pretty sure it would be considered illegal, assuming you were a permanent employee.

Still a dumb thing to tell your boss if you're not prepared to leave.
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References generally do not get contacted until after the job offer is accepted.
Do you think it's a resignation once the employee tells the boss?
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Do you think it's a resignation once the employee tells the boss?
Depends.

Where I used to work, a lot of people would go to the boss saying "I have a job offer for *x amount* match it or I leave" its a bit cheeky but a lot of employers will play ball.

If you go in and say "I have a job offer and I am intending to leave" generally a lot of employers won't beg, but if they do, its still largely advised not to bother, apparently the vast majority of cases where the employee stays, they are gone within 6 months anyway.

In terms of formality, it isn't a resignation until you hand in your resignation which triggers your notice period etc.
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