I think many of us in the working world can say we've let a boss or manager know we're leaving for a different job and gotten this kind of response:
But according to Daniel Space (aka @dan_from_hr), a senior HR business partner and consultant from New York City, this is NOT the way it should go down. To show mistreated employees everywhere what it should be like, he posted a video on TikTok in which he acted out the proper resignation speech that bosses and managers should give their resigning employees:
In the video, which has nearly 700k views and thousands of comments, Dan kicks off his speech by telling the imaginary employee, "Congratulations. I am so happy for you and that all of your work paid off. You are going to be missed around here, we're going to miss all of these wonderful things about you."
He continues, "Please do not worry for a minute about any of the work or the transition, the company's gonna be fine. I'm going to be fine, we're just gonna miss you. Please keep in touch, please let us know if there's anything we can do. We'd love to celebrate your success, but we want to respect your privacy. If you'd like to tell us about your job or your position, we would all just love to celebrate you."
Dan ends the speech by saying, "It is an honor for me to see how far you've come, and this is so well-deserved. I hope you got a significant raise and a big title, and I hope you keep in touch."
Thousands of commenters chimed in to say this was NOT exactly what their experience was like when they resigned from their jobs:
Meanwhile, others commented on how hearing Dan's words was "heartwarming" and "healing" after the experiences they'd had:
BuzzFeed reached out to Dan, who said he was inspired to share his speech after a commenter asked for a longer version based on shorter TikToks he'd made exploring the same topic.
"Both videos were 15 seconds long," Dan told BuzzFeed. "One of the people who saw them both sent me a message and said, 'Is there any way you can make a video giving the full speech? I recently resigned and my manager basically said, 'Wow, okay, fine,' and I think I need to hear it."