I resigned last July 5 with an effective date of July 26th. My letter was forwarded by my immediate superior to the HR. On the same day, the HR VP asked me why my effective date is July 26th and I told her that I need to attend to our Family Business right away and this is a much better opportunity for me. The HR VP asked me if the reason of my resignation is due to my immediate superior and I told her no. She asked me if I told anyone that I am resigning and I said yes. She then told me that I shouldn't have said that I am resigning since, according to her, my immediate superior haven't approved it yet. I was surprised and asked her "Ma'am?" then she said that my resignation was forwarded by my immediate superior to her.
They never negotiated an extension for my target effective date until today. My Immediate superior asked if I can extend since my replacements haven't arrived yet.
My question is:
1) Given that the labor code states that at least 30 days notice should be rendered, can I still decline their request for an extension of my resignation effectivity date given the fact that they never negotiated for it when I submitted my resignation last July 5th?
I might come up with follow up questions after this.
Thanks po sa tutulong.