Post # 1
Seems like I’m always here about my problems, but this time its a different one! I’ve been looking to find a new job for a while now, I have been with the company for over 2 years, but I’ve been dealing with a very messy, lazy and un-motivated co-worker for some time. She’s been here the same amount of time I have been, but she doesn’t do much at all and when she does she complains. Now she’s a big reason on why I need to quit, because my boss won’t fire her. She’s cost the company a lot of money in mistakes and I just can’t stay on a sinking ship anymore! Plus, I can’t baby sit her anymore and show her how to do certain tasks. How do I go about quitting without being negative? I’m not going to unleash my troubles onto my boss, he knows what I’m dealing with and chooses to ignore it because he dislikes confrontation. How else can I word my resignation? Also, I don’t mind quitting before finding a new job because I have some money saved up for a rainy day that I can use, but finding a new job isn’t too hard. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Have you pulled your boss aside and talked about this? Is there anyway you can NOT help this lazy co-worker and not have it fall on your lap?
I would just word it like any other basic resignation: You’re giving your notice (are you giving 30 days notice? two weeks?) because you’re ready to move on. Thank them for the opportunity — short and sweet.
This is kind of the last chance for your boss to make change: he/she might just flat out ask if it’s because of this person. In that case, I would allude to it and say that because of there’s no room for your own growth because she’s hindering on your ability to succeed. The reason I would avoid specifics is that when you’re back on the job market again, you don’t know what your former boss would say to your potential employers even if you had a positive relationship.
Post # 4
@cupcakeface: I have spoken to my boss about this co-worker on a regular basis, as have about 5 other people in the office. He hates confrontation and refuses to change or fire anyone who is slacking off.
I was just away from the office with a double ear infection and she’s supposed to take over when I’m gone and she literally did NOTHING. The bills were piled up, the banking and cheques that had to be deposited sat on my desk for two days. She literally sat at my desk and ate her food. At this point, if I do quit, which is hopefully soon, I don’t even want to give two weeks because my boss isn’t even my reference because I don’t work close to him.