five and half months.
Are you there?
It was a request: "can I ask you not to make it public yet? and we'll agree how and when to announce it." I assumed this meant an internal announcement - which appears to have happened. I didn't respond to the email as it was a request rather than an order. And that's what I wanted to check on, too. Can such a condition be imposed? There's nothing in my contract regarding the same. Is it okay for me to announce it outside of the company? I will do so discretely.
Okay, thanks. Who should I write to? Line manager or HR? And, does my writing to them about this count as a 'notice'?
"You would not want the employer to accuse you of insubordination or refusal to follow a reasonable request" I certainly don't! :) But, such a request, I'd say, is actually unreasonable, surely?
"Such a request is not necessarily unreasonable - as mentioned they can reasonably ask you not to discuss this with staff or clients so as not to affect the business."
That makes sense but surely has to be balanced with my rights to discuss my resignation discretely outside the company? Know you've referred to this before but would like to be 100% clear.
Will write to manager. Is it okay to reply to the original email or, as stated in my contract, should I send, if it's considered a 'notice' via snail mail?
Thank you. :)