As part of our company’s regulations for resigning employees, an exit interview was conducted on me by one of the personnel from HR department.
First I was requested to answer an exit interview questionnaire which is just asking whether I agree or disagree on the given statement and after that the interviewer based her questions from my answers on that questionnaire.
The interviewer explained to me that the exit interview is a chance for them to know more the reasons why an employee resigns so that they can try to upgrade the company’s system especially on matters of salary and benefits which are always the reason of employees’ resignation and transfer to other companies. This will be very hard for employees who resign because they will transfer to other companies … surely they will be asked as to how much is the offer they get from another company and what benefits they will enjoy.
In my case, since I won’t be transferring to other companies, the exit interview became a friendly talk between me and the interviewer. She even shared her own experience of having been a full time mother for one year but eventually she went back to work because she got bored and because of the pressure of her parents telling her that she just wasted her time studying to get a degree because she is not practicing it. But she said that her children (now adults) tell her that the most memorable part of their life is when she became a full time mom to them.
It was a relaxing exit interview that I have and the interviewer even asked me to consider returning to the company if ever I change my mind and decided to go back to the corporate world again. Well, that’s also what my department manager told me but as of now, that's still out of my mind.