Post # 1
I’m not sure what to do! I’ve been at my current job about 5 months. I’ve hated every minute of it since I started and it is really making my anxiety bad. I was misled! I have about 2-3 hours of actual work to do and then just sit there bored to tears the rest of the day! Co workers are strange/rude and everyone has a “fend for yourself” mentally – there is no teamwork. I don’t get answers to my questions and I feel like I wasn’t adequately trained at all. The company changes policies and doesn’t tell everyone. There is no communication or organization at all! The ONLY thing good about this job is the pay. I tried to go back to my previous job but HR had already filled it.
Yesterday I was offered and accepted a job at a small, but busy office that seems like it would be perfect. The people are extrememly nice, decent benefits and the hours are fantastic. The only thing is…. it’s a pay cut. It’s not a big paycut. My husband is less than thrilled about this but I feel it would save my sanity!
Now I’m scared to give notice at my current job. How do I say “I’ve been lying for the past 5 months…I don’t like it here. I’m quitting.” ?? Do I REALLY have to give notice? I know it’s the right thing to do and I’ve never quit a job without notice. I’m never going to want to be rehired and it’s their policy that they don’t give references. I don’t know that they would really even want me there for the last 2 weeks knowing I’m leaving. I’m a chicken!
Post # 3
i would still give two weeks notice.
Post # 4
Give notice, it is the professional thing to do. If there is truely only a couple hours of work for you to do each day maybe they would offer to have you been done sooner. Sorry, but I think you need to suck it up.
Post # 5
You should give notice, never burn the bridge behind you just in case. You might get lucky and they might tell you no need to work the two weeks, that’s what we usually do with anyone who gives notice.
Post # 5
I would still give notice. All you need to say is that you’re giving your two weeks notice, that you’ve accepted a new position. There is no need to go into details about whyyou’re leaving. If they don’t want you there for 2 weeks, then they canTelly you just not to come back the next day. I’d stay for the two weeks to have a little extra $$. My philosophy is never to burn bridges. You never know when you might run into someone again! The manager you have now might interview you in 7 years at a different company… You just neve knowthese things!
Post # 6
u should. but i wouldnt if i were to never use them as a reference.
Post # 7
Give notice. Just say “I have found an opprotunity that better suits my career goals” in a short but sweet resignation letter 🙂
Post # 7
I would give notice, it’s awful not too if your needed.
Post # 8
Give notice! Your future employers will probably want to know all about what happened with your last jobs. Plus want to makes sure they have time to have someone fill your place 🙂
Post # 9
@SummerGirl21: Aw I’m sorry, that’s a tough situation. I once that a job that I hated for about 4 months. I was too scared to give notice in person so I sent an email to my boss. I also quit with no notice once, and I felt like a jerk.
Since then, I’ve had a lot of jobs, both good and bad, and I’ve given notice in person every time. It gets easier with practice. I think you will feel better about yourself if you tell them.
You’re right, they might not want you to work the last 2 weeks. Some employers will “walk you out” due to company policy. I would see if your new employer can be flexible with your start date.
Post # 10
I know, I know it’s the professional thing to do. And I feel bad even considering not giving notice because I’ve never done that before. But I never was at a place I hated so much! About them finding someone to fill my position though, I’ve never been at a place where they replaced me before I left. At the company I was at before, HR wouldn’t even post my job until after my last working day.
Post # 11
I would give two weeks…you don’t want to burn bridges!
Post # 12
I would give notice. The only job I’ve left without notice is a place I worked for a week.
I second what someone else said about a short note saying you’ve found another place of employment that better suits your career goals and put your last date of employment.
Post # 13
Give notice – 100%. I hated my last job that I was at for 2.5 years. You still never want to burn bridges.
You never know when/where you may run in to these people in the future (possibly at a future company you’re pursuing). People also talk so while you may not see them directly, you may interview with someone in the future who has heard from one of them that you quit without notice.