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How to diplomatically quit while in the middle of a project? Junior-ish and not going to a competitor (I understand we’re all replaceable...)

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Happens all the time and any decently run project can handle it. I had someone resign in the middle of a very intense project last month and it was fine. We agreed to a hand over period (3 days I think) and they made sure everything was in good shape before they left. Everyone was professional about it and we got on with life. If someone gets upset at you or treats you poorly over this, then you’re better off getting away from them

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Would working w manager and counselor. People resign all the time in consulting - recommend offering to give a couple wks to transition work so everyone feels okay and you leave on good terms. Small world.

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Thanks D1. Going to be giving the standard 2 week notice and hoping transition goes well. Sensitive because it’ll come as a shock to my team + leadership has a history with getting angry about exits

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C1 - 99% of leaders are reasonable and understand the turnover. I am on a project with the 1% that get furious about exits

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It's really difficult to do unless you can somehow frame it to seem like you have project lined up that is more suitable to your career path.

Give as much notice as you can, and just say that you are taking another opportunity. People leave - it is just a fact of the business, but the more time/notice you can give them, the easier it is on the manager so that they can find a replacement.

Just be transparent, be open to help with the KT over a agreeable period of time. It happens

@OP I’m actually surprised leadership would be upset over exits. Accenture has a healthy turnover rate, this isn’t new

Sorry to hear that, hopefully it goes well. The nice thing is between thanksgiving and Christmas is usually a slow time for new projects so the bench should be big enough to find a replacement quickly

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