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Do I go to work this day?

wjxn wjxn (New) New

I've finally decided to leave my current job. But I'm not sure when my last day is.

In my resignation letter, I said the effective date would be on the 16th. Does that mean I work on the 16th? Or I'm officially not an employee that day?

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

You've resigned effective the 16th, meaning the 15th is your last day. On the 16th, you're not an employee anymore.

I always put in my resignation notices a statement like, "X will be my last day of work," just to avoid such confusion.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

Tip for the future: Clarify that in you next letter of resignation. That is what I do as I would not want any misunderstanding over the issue. I write something like: I am resigning my position of blah, blah, blah. My last day of work will be April x, xxxx.

That assures that you and your boss have the same expectation.