Q&A: Rumors of Elf Resignation

3D Elves with Christmas presents - isolated over a white background

HR Q&A in the holiday spirit 

Question: It has come to Santa’s attention that one of the elves, Herbie, has been telling the others that he is going to quit Santa’s Workshop, Inc. and pursue another career. The elves say he doesn’t like making toys and wants to be a dentist. Herbie hasn’t officially resigned. Can Santa let Herbie go?

Answer: While Santa has the right to decide who works at Santa’s Workshop, Inc., especially in employment-at-will states like the North Pole, the best practice would be to talk with Herbie and confirm his intentions about leaving the workshop and understand the reasons why he is considering leaving.

Jeanette Coleman

Written by Jeanette Coleman