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Q: I wonder if Chinese act differently when comes to resign the job?

I was thinking of telling my boss that I do not get along with these Chinese colleagues and decide to resign from this job.

All my Chinese friends think that is not a good idea to say it and it would leave a bad impression. I think why should I care how they think of me after I left this company.

An American friend said it is the perfect most reasonable reason to give for resign the job.

So I wonder if it is a main culture diffrence for them to hold a completely diffrent opinion.

14 weeks 16 hours ago in  General  - China

 
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I don't really understand the need to give a reason for resigning but it does make sense to leave on good terms if possible and I do know explaining why you're leaving so everyone is cool with it is how it's usually done in China so....

 

That's not a bad reason, it's the truth. But if you use it be ready with some answers when your boss tries to talk you out of leaving by saying he'll fix the problem. You know he can't and won't.

 

Here's another idea - Chinese staff I've worked with have often said they have family issues to take care of as a reason for leaving. It seems perfect because everyone understands and respects that, and nobody is going to pry and ask for details about the family problem, and if they did you could just look worried and say you don't want to talk about it.

 

That's what I would say if I were you. Family stuff to deal with, don't want to talk about it, here's my month notice.

 

 

 

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I don't really understand the need to give a reason for resigning but it does make sense to leave on good terms if possible and I do know explaining why you're leaving so everyone is cool with it is how it's usually done in China so....

 

That's not a bad reason, it's the truth. But if you use it be ready with some answers when your boss tries to talk you out of leaving by saying he'll fix the problem. You know he can't and won't.

 

Here's another idea - Chinese staff I've worked with have often said they have family issues to take care of as a reason for leaving. It seems perfect because everyone understands and respects that, and nobody is going to pry and ask for details about the family problem, and if they did you could just look worried and say you don't want to talk about it.

 

That's what I would say if I were you. Family stuff to deal with, don't want to talk about it, here's my month notice.

 

 

 

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The reason is important to have a good relationship with your employer no matter what is also to help you resign easily without hassle.

 

Most Chinese individuals that I worked with and who resigned would discuss privately (Secretly) with the boss for a long time and one day, the boss will just walk in and say X or Y will leave us in one or two week, then depending on the cases, there is a small party and everyone is happy.

 

I just think that for really bad employers, you should give them enough time to figure things out and find a replacement for you , the reason doesn't really matter.

 

 

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