(Closed) how in the world do you leave a job for another one?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

you suddenly get a LOT of doctors appointments 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee

You can go on a “doctors appointment” during business hours- people seem to understand and usually don’t ask for details. As long as you give two weeks notice- that is all the courtesy you need to give. Good luck on your interview!

BTW- I’ve heard a rumor about companies preferring to hire non-employed workers because they get a tax benefit. You might want to look into that and strategize.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Agreed, either take a vacation day, sick day, or drs. appointment excuse.

My mother once told me something that  has proven time and again to be true. Take care of yourself first, and do what is best for you when it comes to working. Any company would do what is best for them, including letting you go, if that’s what they see is needed. I don’t know how much I bought into this until I got laid off a couple years ago. It is very true, business is business! So, do what is best for you, not the company you work for.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Can you take it during your lunch or use some vaca time?

No need to worry about quitting your current job…you just have an interview.  Don’t stress yourself out yet!

I would just handle quitting like you have all the other times but like you I’ve never quit a job that I’ve been at less than a year.  Well that’s not true, I was somewhere for 6 weeks and they knew I was on the verge of quitting.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I tell this to my friends all the time: your boss is your BOSS not your friend. You owe professionalism, good work product, and that is about it. In some circumstances I understand that loyalty is earned (or mandated) by your work-place… but in general I think that all that is expected is your 2 weeks notice. You won’t hurt your boss’s feelings. He/she might be slightly annoyed at having to find someone else, but be honest. Who wouldn’t take better pay, benefits, and a retirement plan?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would say doctors or try to sch it later in the day so you can just leave early.

I agree with the pp’s dont worry about your current job needing the help. If they wernt making money do you think they would concider that you have bills to pay  before laying you off?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t have any good advice for you (sorry!) but I am in the exact same situation. My fiance is diabetic and we HAVE to have medical insurance. I’ll be needing to leave my job soon too for that very reason. It’s really hard!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

When you do get a better job I would be honest with your current boss and just tell them that you have been offered a job with benefits.  No one can fault you for that.  We just lost a technician because he got a permanent job elsewhere and even though everyone’s disappointed he’s gone, we all understand and would have done the same. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I had a “doctors appointment” or a “lunch meeting” where I went for my interviews.  For my last job I had 5 interviews before I got hired so there was a lot of breaks.  Sometimes I got a day off during the week though so I made sure to schedule my interviews then if possible.  Good luck!!!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@sulaii211:Alot of places now wont even consider hiring someone who is unemployed which is sad. 

OP – If you get the job just give your 2 weeks and be honest with your boss about why you are leaving.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

why doesn’t your husband’s med school offer him good health insurance?  All the grad schools I interviewed at and the one I attend offer health insurance.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with the others that you should just go on a ‘doctor’s appointment’ for the interview.  I know it’s hard quitting but you need to think about what is best for your and your FI and this job you have might not be it.  But I wouldn’t get too excited about this other job yet since it’s early and you might be counting your chickens before they hatch.  I tried not to think about the jobs I really wanted because that always made it worse waiting and possibly losing them.

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