We’re sorry that you’re leaving our project and wish you the best of luck in your next endeavours - thanks for everything you brought to Status during the time we had together!

Please see the following list of offboarding logistics:

If you have a Status-bought device

[Not that this primarily relates to recyclable devices like phones and laptops. Personal or bulky items (e.g. monitors, Yubikeys), that are not feasible to recycle, can be kept]

  • Devices - Please first make sure that all devices are reflected in the Asset tab of BambooHR for record-keeping purposes, and that that factory settings have been restored. On mobile devices, please ensure they are fully unlocked and not tied to an account. You have the following options for your devices:
    • Buying back - we're using 36 month useful life formula for laptops to calculate the amount: purchase value - purchase value * contract duration / 36 months.
    • Passing on to another contributor/People Ops - your device could still be used by someone else in the team. You can check with your team or ask in #people-ops if anyone would be interested in receiving it. Alternatively, ask @people-ops to send you a shipping label so they can take delivery of the laptop for you.
    • Recycling - please use this link, or a local equivalent, and wire the proceeds once received (please ping @finance for the bank details).
  • Erase your laptop hard drive - these instructions show you how to do this for Mac OS.

Applicable to all core contributors

  • Private keys - if you have any hardware related to Status wallets or bank accounts (e.g. Ledgers, Trezors, security keys), mnemonic phrases, or any other resource granting you access to (or control of) Status's funds (fiat or crypto), please make arrangements with @finance to return them.
  • Access to organisation-wide tools (BambooHR, Google etc.) - your access will be revoked by 5pm UTC on your final day. If you need longer to wrap up, that’s totally fine - please let People Ops know.
  • Passwords - please clear your password vault of any passwords relating to tools/software licenses belonging to Status.
  • Tools - if you have access to any tools/software specific to your role, please liaise with your team to close out your access.
  • Work in progress - please share any ongoing work/files/deliverables with your team. You should transfer ownership of any critical documents so that these don’t get deleted when your accounts are closed.
  • Transferring responsibilities - use this template if relevant to transfer your routine tasks and responsibilities to other CCs.
  • Expenses - please submit your final expense report within one day of your final working day via Expensify, including all receipts (we’ll need these for our accounting processes).
  • Announcing your departure - we’d like to be transparent with all contributors when someone is leaving the project. Please post a goodbye message in #general, or let People Ops know if you’d prefer that they post a general departure message on your behalf (this won’t share any personal details, but will confirm that you are not going to be around, along with your expected last day). You may also want to ping your fellow team members directly to let them know about your departure, so that they can make arrangements with you about transfer of work.
  • Final working day - People Ops will agree a final working date with you. Generally, this will align with the notice period mentioned in your services agreement or contract. If you have any concerns about being able to wrap up your work in progress during the notice period available, please let People Ops know, who’ll be happy to help you.
  • Notice of departure - if you're an employee and you're resigning from Status Gmbh (DE or CH), please send an email as formal notice of your decision to people-ops@status.im, confirming your final date of employment (and your last working day, if different).
  • Letter of reference - we’ll be happy to provide a letter of reference confirming your contributions to Status. Should you ever need a reference letter, please email people-ops@status.im at any time, and we’ll get a letter to you within 1-2 working days.
  • Forthcoming travel - should you have any future Status-sponsored travel/conference arrangements in place, please cancel them and obtain a refund for your bookings if possible. Expenses will only be reimbursed for non-refundable travel bookings. Cancellation fees (where incurred) can be added to your final expense report for reimbursement (please attach proof of payment).
  • Confidentiality declaration - we'd really appreciate your confirmation that you have made the appropriate arrangements to delete or transfer confidential Status information in your possession. Please kindly sign this confirmation.
  • Contact details - please check your BambooHR profile to verify that we have the correct email and post address for you (in case we need to contact you in future about something related to your time with us).
  • Quarterly SNT payments - any scheduled SNT payments falling within your notice period, or after your final working day, will no longer be paid out to you. SNT are considered earned on the date paid, and are not paid trailing any earnings period (i.e. if you're due an SNT payment during your notice period, it won't be paid out to you as it's not considered as earned during the previous quarter before you'd giving notice).

If you are a contractor

  • Final pay - please submit your final invoice before the 15th of your final month (or as soon as possible if you’re leaving after the 15th of the month) to billing@status.im.

If you are an employee

  • Holiday - you are entitled to be paid out for any accrued but not taken holidays. People Ops will calculate the payout amount and pay this out to you with your final pay. You can choose to take any accrued holiday as time off during your notice period - if you want to do so, please book the time in BambooHR.

"Exit" chats

We're not a traditional organization, but we try to hold 'exit interviews' with every departing contributor. This chat is a chance for you to reflect on your time with Status, and share your feedback on your experience. The feedback we collect from these interviews will be used to improve the way we work with contributors moving forward.

We’ll share your feedback with relevant team members we think may benefit from hearing your reflections. If you’d prefer the conversation be 100% private, that’s totally ok - just let us know what you’re comfortable with being shared further.

Here are the types of questions we’ll ask you during this chat. Feel free to prepare notes in advance, or send us your feedback async if you’d prefer. We're happy to converse via voice/video/text.

  • How do you feel about leaving the project?
  • When did you start to look at other things, or think about leaving? Was there a the turning point?
  • How well do you think Status is achieving its objectives?
  • How did you feel about The Status Network? (e.g. the products, community, research etc.)
  • Under what circumstances, if any, would you consider contributing again to Status?
  • Do you think Status adequately recognised your contributions? If not, how do you think recognition could be improved?
  • Were there any guidelines or policies that make your working with us difficult? How can we make our policies clearer or less burdensome?
  • How did your tasks evolve since you started working with Status?
  • Did you feel you had the tools, resources and working conditions to be successful? If not, which areas could be improved and how?
  • Do you feel you had the necessary learning and development resources to be successful in your role? If not, how could it have been better?
  • How would you rate your team lead?
  • How would you rate leadership of Status overall?
  • What was the best part of your time with us?
  • What can we or the project improve on?
  • Do you have any suggestions for improving the contributor experience?
  • Do you have any concerns about Status you’d like to share?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Please pick a convenient time for an exit interview with @stef or @terry. Please feel free to invite anyone else you’d like to attend.

Coming back?

We’re open to working with our contributors again, and we’d consider each situation on an individual basis.

As Status developes capabilities for permissionless participation, our role as a gatekeeper to contribution will fall away, and anyone (former contributor or not) will be free to contribute to the Status network.

We hope to see you again in the community or ecosystem! It's been a blast and know that you will always be missed!


Please ping anyone in the People Ops team.