(posted under podcasts originally, but I doubt anyone saw it)
When is it okay for me to tell my coworkers I've resigned? The podcast advice is to let my boss break the news and control the message about my resignation, but after a week I find myself having awkward conversations with coworkers. I work for a small company (12 people). Last week, I used the Manager-Tools method to resign. At the time, my boss said "I think we'll break the news to the team next week, after we've come back from [Trade Show]. I don't want to pull attention from that now." I agreed, and went back to work. The trade show was two days ago, and as far as I know, only my boss knows I'll be leaving at Christmas. I want to follow his lead, but I worry that if I don't say something, I'll give co-workers, vendors, and clients the impression that I left abruptly.
I sent my boss an E-mail two days ago, asking if he still planned on telling the team soon. I haven't received a response. He's busy with some big deals and year-end paperwork, so he hasn't been in the office much this week. My boss and I have vastly different communication styles. I think this miscommunication is emblematic of my difficulties at this company.
At some point, I'll need to take control of the message, right? Wrong? Please advise.