I have to resign from a work-study position- advice?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Creiddylad:  I think you can resign by email, but I would follow it up by scheduling a face to face with your boss on Wednesday, and take a handwritten notice of resignation with you.

In the email I would tell them that you wanted to give them as much notice as possible, so decided to notify them by email.

Be prepared that they may consider this an avoidance technique, but resignations are normally in writing anyhow, so there really is very little difference.

Make sure you say nothing negative about the job or the supervisor and than them for the experience,

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Creiddylad:  Hey fellow grad student! Julies gave great advice – I was going to suggest the same thing (mention in the email that you wanted to give them as much notice as possible, and try to meet on Wednesday in person). As long as you’re polite (thank your supervisor for the opportunity, mention that you’ve learned a lot but need to devote more time to your studies, etc), then you’re fine. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I also agree that email followed by written is great.  They might say they would’ve prefered a phone call first, but if you’re not happy talking to the super, I think email and written is the way to go!

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