However, if you know the right signs to look for, there's a good chance you can figure out what kind of reaction to expect__and that can make the conversation go much more smoothly. Here are a few common reactions and how to anticipate which one you'll receive.
Acceptance With Displeasure. It's possible that your boss won't take immediate action like the reaction above__but will make it clear that he or she isn't exactly happy about your resignation. Maybe, for example, she'll mutter a curt, "Thank you for letting me know," followed by two weeks of obvious displeasure or denial that you're leaving__through gruff comments ("You know, you're really leaving us in the lurch") or a refusal to interact with you more than absolutely necessary.