Post # 1
So this sucks. The job I got hired for at the beginning of the summer seemed good in the beginning, but now blows. I’m going to school for teaching and am in my last semester before I get to start all of the intense teaching, so I’m thinking that it is a better option for me to register for substitute teaching for the fall instead of trying to keep this one.
Earlier I had asked my boss if he was cool with me going part time in the fall while I took my courses and he said yeah sure. Now he is apparently going to lower my pay once I go part time (I’m not making awesome money at all to begin with), which pisses me off because it is the same job… I’ll already be getting paid way less anyway. They wouldn’t be hiring someone to fill in for the time I won’t be there either so basically it seems like he is just trying to swindle himself some more money.
In addition, I’ve been having a lot of medical issues lately and substitute teaching would be so much less stressful to deal with since I could always decline doing it when asked if I were to have problems.
But I don’t know what to say or what to write in a resignation letter at all. It is going to be so awkward being there for two more weeks after I tell him I’m quitting tomorrow. Anyone else hated going through the two weeks?
Post # 3
“Working at X has been a good experience. I’ve particularly enjoyed working with X, Y, and Z (elements of the job). This is why I requested to continue working at X while I pursued my degree, difficult though it may be. Unfortunately, Boss informed me after approving this arrangement that he would be reducing my hourly pay. This change should have been mentioned when I requested the change in hours. I cannot accept reduction in hourly pay along with a reduction in hours. I will be leaving X in two weeks time.”
When I was going through college, I worked at a library and was paid about $10 and hour. I left for a semester abroad, graduated, and was rehired at the same library, same position, for $6.50 an hour. When they raised minimum wage in my state, my pay was at minimum wage in the same job I had before I graduated from college for significantly more pay. I went into the Army recruiter’s office about a month later. Paycuts for the same position in the same company are just insulting (from my point of view).
Post # 4
I know! I thought it was very insulting. If it was a different job then ok whatever I could understand. But I would be doing the same exact work, so it makes no sense to me. It just sounded like a slap in the face to me.
I’m dreading these next 2 weeks, but I know I will be a lot happier when I am out of this place. I want to be able to keep a good relationship though so I can use this position on my resume and possibly as a reference, but my boss is so unpredictable that I have no clue how he will react.
This is super nerve wracking.
Post # 5
I would just state the facts, leave anything emotional out of it.
“I need to go back to school which means I must work part time. I can’t continue on this job with the reduced part time salary and therefore I need to put in my two week notice. My last day will be x”
Post # 6
Yeah I’ve been looking up online resignation letters, I think it will all be fine. It’ll be much better when I’m officially done.
Is working the last two weeks super awkward after you quit somewhere though?
Post # 7
Subbing is GREAT experience and looks awesome on your resume when the time comes to find a permanent teaching position. Quit and start subbing! The sooner you can begin subbing after the school year starts the better because people will get to know you and start requesting you when they’ll be out. Plus, any job that gives you the flexibility to decide if you feel like going to work that day or not is awesome in my book.
Post # 8
I resigned my job 3 weeks ago. I’d been there for 3 years, and got offered another position with more pay and full benefits. I resigned by letter, and it sucked. Bad. LOL. One boss wouldn’t even speak to me, and the other offered me more money because “it’d be cheaper than hiring someone else.” nice, right? Oh well. I stuck it out for the reference. Good luck 🙂
Post # 9
@MaggieGirl: I know! I mean I had to find a job at least over the summer, but we’re fine financially if I’m not working as much during the fall. So I figured I should definitely try subbing because 1) it actually has something to do with what I want to do 2) it is quite possibly the most flexible job you can get which is great since I’ll be in school and am having medical issues and 3) I won’t have to postpone graduation and can take all of the courses I need to in order to finish.
@Linz1231: That sounds super awkward! I guess it is definitely worth it to go through a couple weeks of weirdness though lol Ahhh I typed up my resignation letter and will tell my boss as soon as I get the chance in the morning… not looking forward to that conversation at all.