Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Saying Goodbye


Hello Ms. Newman:

There is a young female employee who will be resigning soon from her job where we both work.  Should I approach her and offer her a handshake and offer her all the best for her future, or should I wait for her to approach me to say goodbye?

If she would rather not want me to say anything to her--(for whatever reason(s)--how would I know?

I thank you for your reply and advice.

If she told you personally that she is leaving then you should definitely wish her well a day or two before her last day.  It's never a bad idea to give her your card (or two) and tell her that if you can assist her in any way, feel free to call you.  Who knows who/what she might come of adding her to your network?  However, if you don't know her and she didn't tell you personally she was leaving, you can still tell her you heard she was leaving and wish her well--and again proffer her a card and an invitation to keep in touch and add her to your Linked In. If she was leaving on bad terms, NO ONE would know.  

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Teri Davis Newman


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