is it OK to submit your 2 week notice via email?

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    I work mostly weekend and my managers are never here on weekends. I want to submit my 2 week notice but I can't do that face to face. Is it considered unprofessional to send an email?
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    Personally, I think yes - unless that has been your sole source of communication. I would make a phone call... Or write a letter and leave it in their mailbox, THEN do a follow-up email.
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    Yes, unprofessional. Send her an email asking for a time during the week that the two of you can meet, and turn in your resignation then. If you have another job during the week, ask for the day off or ask if you can take a few hours off.
    tyvin, melmarie23, and JB2007 like this.
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    Yes, it is unprofessional. You only need to find 5 minutes during the week to stop by. Turning your resignation letter should just be a quick in and out process, 2-3 minutes. It should be up to your manager to schedule a meeting at a later time to discuss, wrap things up, etc after they've spoken to HR.
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    Quote from sourapril
    I work mostly weekend and my managers are never here on weekends. I want to submit my 2 week notice but I can't do that face to face. Is it considered unprofessional to send an email?
    Let's see:

    How would you feel if someone fired you from your job by email?

    If an interviewer for your preferred position that you were praying for, interviewed you by email, not permitting any give or take interaction?

    If your MD notified you of a life altering illness/condition by email?

    Would you consider that professional?

    I believe that you know the answer.

    The other consideration is will you ever need your manager as a reference EVER in your career?
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    Oh, but it's the new generation that embraces technology. Where all communication should be electronic, right?

    You can certainly fall in line with some of the others here that think it's okay:
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...er-574513.html

    My opinion is the same. Tacky! And I'll add unprofessional as well...
    NO! You should not give notice via e-mail.
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    You can do anything you want...but, very unprofessional and does not bode well for your character. I would not give a good reference for you if ever needed. I also would probably not rehire you. Remember, nursing is a small community and eventually we meet up with folks we worked with or know of. Don't start off on the wrong foot. You should be establishing a strong reputation right now. So Please do the right thing. Meet in person, thank them for the opportunity and leave the door open wide, you never know when you may need them.Peace!
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    Let's see:

    How would you feel if someone fired you from your job by email?

    If an interviewer for your preferred position that you were praying for, interviewed you by email, not permitting any give or take interaction?

    If your MD notified you of a life altering illness/condition by email?

    Would you consider that professional?

    I believe that you know the answer.

    The other consideration is will you ever need your manager as a reference EVER in your career?
    LOL. a little overboard me thinks.
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    I don't think this sort of thing would ever be professional to do via email.

    Some facilities use email more than others. Sometimes, email is a good method of communication, even professional communication, because of the way that organization does things.

    But this is a decision that will drastically change the place you work. It's not just some quick little relatively unimportant detail, it's a big deal. Definitely find some way to talk to them personally.
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    Quote from sourapril
    I work mostly weekend and my managers are never here on weekends. I want to submit my 2 week notice but I can't do that face to face. Is it considered unprofessional to send an email?
    It is unprofessional to do it by e-mail.

    Wait until Monday and do it face to face. A couple of days are not going to make any difference.


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