(Closed) Breaking up with my job tomorrow

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good luck! And you’re definetly not a jerk. I’m a firm believer in doing what you need to do for your family!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Good luck, and enjoy your time with your son!

One thing to maybe check before you give notice- I think some companies have policies whereby if you leave really soon after coming back post-maternity leave, you have to pay them back for some of the costs of the benefits you used during your leave. Just make sure you understand your HR department’s policies so you’re not surprised!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yay, congrats!  And good luck tomorrow!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Good luck! You are not a jerk and if they are mad at you they are ridiculous. They put themselves in a position where they were vulnerable. You have no reason to put your job first. If they get ill toward you when you put in your notice don’t let it phase you. There is nothing wrong with making the decision that you feel is best.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good luck! Keep us updated on how everything goes!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Good luck!  And honestly, if I remember right, it’s not like you didn’t talk to them prior to going out on mat leave.  Crap happens and you’re making the right choice for your family!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@camrie: Good luck! I really wish I could stay home 100% of the time too, but I’m lucky and only work 3 hours a day a few days a week anyway.

Just make sure your company doesn’t say anything about how long you have to be back before giving your two weeks. I know where I work if your qualify for paid STD/maternity leave (I did not since I’m PT anyway) you have to be back for at least 2 weeks before you can give your notice otherwise you have to pay back the compenstation you were given during your time off.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Aww good luck! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

They can’t be suprised, I’m pretty sure you told them this might be the case right off the bat a few months ago (when you were asking if you could work from home) They were assholes about the situation back then, they don’t deserve you 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s the right thing to do! 

So happy to hear of another mother who will put work on hold and sacrifice 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Congrats! Not gonna call you a jerk,I AM gonna call you lucky! I SO dread having to work when my baby will be in daycare. Cry

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good luck! *If* I am still in my current job by the time I have a baby, I am planning to do the same thing – take my maternity leave and get the insurance and paid time off and then going back and quitting because my job is pretty dead end, too, and staying home with baby sounds like a much better choice. I am sure they will totally understand your choice – don’t feel bad! Companies today don’t have any loyalty to etheir employees, as evidenced by the layoffs you mention, so why should you have loyalty to stay there in a job that you can’t even grow in?

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@camrie:

Congratulations!  It’s definitely nice that you get to stay home with your precious baby!  Don’t stress about quitting. 

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