What To Do When You Need Your Job Back
Rescinding a resignation can be an embarrassing and difficult thing to do. When you resigned, you were looking forward to new horizons, a new job or starting a business. If you have ended up having to rescind your resignation letter something has probably gone wrong with your new employment or business venture.
If you gave your boss a proper written resignation letter with more than two weeks of notice, you may have less trouble than you think rescinding your resignation. The best policy with this type of thing is honesty. Here are some steps to take when you find yourself needing to backtrack on your resignation.
1. Talk to your boss in person
I would not recommend giving your boss a letter announcing that you would like your job back and no longer plan to leave. It's a situation better discussed face to face.
2. Explain what has happened and why
I recommend complete honesty here, if your funding didn't come through for your business, tell your boss. If you didn't end up getting the job you were going to, tell hi straight. Let him know what your plan for the future is. Maybe you just need another month or so to put things together or maybe you have changed your mind altogether. It's nothing to be embarrassed about, just be completely transparent and you have a better chance of success.
3. Work harder than before
If you end up getting your job back, work harder than you ever have. You are now in a position where you need to impress you employer. In his eyes, you have made a mistake and the best thing you can do if you do end up in the bad books is to work harder than anybody else in the office. Try to up your production to show your boss that you're serious about having your job back and you still care about the best interest of the company.
Rescinding a resignation letter is a hard situation to find yourself in. Follow these tips and you will ensure that you have the best chance of success in getting your job back. Remember, your boss may have replaced you already or made other irreversible changes and just can't take you back even if he wants to. If this is the case, accept it for what it is and move on. You can get another job. What you don't want to do is get upset and risk burning the bridge if you do want to come back in the future.