So finally the day has arrived when you’re leaving this job? I’m sure you’re a bag of mixed feelings on your last day at work. Whether you’re leaving the job happily or not, it really doesn’t matter. What actually matters is that you should leave with a good impression. Your colleagues might not even remember the things you did on your very first day.
But it must be remembered that the last impression matters a lot, too. Always keep in mind that no matter how harsh or good feelings you have, you are a professional. You need to behave professionally even if it is your last day at work. So how are you planning to deal with it? No idea? Don’t worry. Here’s a comprehensive guide to handling last day in office.
KEEP YOUR FRUSTRATION LEVEL IN CHECK
There are possibilities that you might not be leaving this job on a happy note. But this doesn’t mean that you have to vent it out on your last day. So what if you’re leaving? You do not have to place the wrong impression on your soon-to-be-ex-colleagues!
DON’T MESS WITH THE SAVED FILES
It’s very important to keep your files intact. Do not delete them as they are office’s asset. In fact, you might end up with a lawsuit because at some places deleting the work is considered as illegal.
KEEP YOUR REVENGEFUL IDEAS AT THE BAY
You shouldn’t be nursing ideas for a revenge when you’re leaving. Even if you have been treated badly, be nice to everyone and just forget all the bad things. Resolve all your issues and bid a happy goodbye to your colleagues.
COMPLETE ALL THE ASSIGNED TASK
Make sure you’re done with your tasks. Moreover, hand them over personally to your team manager. You must not leave any pending assignment for whoever takes your position next.
KEEP OFFICE SUPPLIES IN PLACE
Hand back all the office stationary to the concerned person. Do not take them along with you as it violates the office ethics.
SAVE IMPORTANT EMAILS
Check all the emails. Save all the important emails that might help you in future and clear the unnecessary junk. Keep emails that contain appreciations from co-workers or bosses. Such emails will motivate you in future.
CLEAR YOUR DESK
As you leave, your desk shouldn’t look like a dump yard. Throw all the unnecessary post-it notes and papers in the dustbin. Keep important documents in respective files. Arrange all the files and pile them neatly on your desk.
TAKE YOUR BOSS’S FEEDBACK
On the last day at work, make sure you approach your bosses for their feedbacks on your performance. It will motivate you, and in case, they are negative, take their feedbacks gladly. In fact, it’s good for you. You will know what are the areas that you need to focus on. Ask for your overall performance feedback from co-workers, too.
AVOID CREATING A NEGATIVE ATMOSPHERE
This is one of the important tips for last day at work. So what if you’re leaving the office? It doesn’t give you the right to bad mouth or sour the environment of the office. Be positive.
Bid a warm farewell to your colleagues and bosses before you leave. Always try to set a good example of yourself. It will help you in future. Good luck!