Making the Exit process bearable

If you have ever resigned from a job or been fired, the exit process has sometimes not been smooth especially when the employer makes it their priority to make the separation process as painful to you as possible.

My question is, why should it be like this? Everything that has a beginning has an end, only God lasts forever, I believe. So if we all die at one point in our existence, why should an employer make your exit seem like the end of the world?

When an employee chooses to leave an employer by resigning, or is forced out by means of summary dismissal or termination, it is always important to make this process as quiet and painless as possible. You however find Managers who treat you very badly. They will delay your handing over process, the clearing process and even the payment of the final dues. You find out in the end that you spend so much time doing follow ups when it really shouldn’t be that. This has actually resulted into so many cases ending up in the Industrial Court when they could be avoided.

You see, when you leave an employer, through whatever means, it is your duty as an employee to ensure that you surrender all company property in your possession. It is on the other hand the duty of your employer to pay you everything that they owe you, less any loans, advances or surcharges if any, in good time. You should further be issued with a Certificate of Service for as long as you have worked permanently for a period of more than four weeks. All the above are not favors an employer is doing for you. A recommendation letter is however issued at the discretion of the Management, you can never demand for it.

There are companies that assume that when an employee is dismissed from the services of the company summarily, they loose the right to their final dues. That assumption is incorrect. Even a thief still has employment rights.

Therefore, as an employee, the next time you are exiting, make it easy on your employer. And for the Managers, it is not the end of the world. Treat them with respect. You never know, they could be your next boss.

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