(Closed) Need help quitting my job

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m sorry you are going through this!  It sounds horrible, and like a bad situation to begin with.  Kudos to you for recognizing that, and preparing to move on.

You are not obligated to give her a reason that you are leaving.  You can just say that your situation is changing, and that due to those changes you need to leave your job.

Be firm and polite, but don’t give up ground.  You can say "personal issues" or whatever other vague dispensation you can think of, but don’t get into the details of "you do this and that" or lie. She’ll only be more sucked in if you do.

Try to keep it as professional as you can, even if she doesn’t… and hopefully you are looking for a new job during the month you have before you leave.

Hope this helps.

Post # 5
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with doctorgirl.  With your description, I’m afraid that the situation will be somewhat uncomfortable/difficult anyway.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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2765 posts
Sugar bee

Do you have to give four weeks notice?  It’s customary and considerate to give notice, but you are rarely legally required to do so.  If the mother is truly hovering over you, then it sounds like she would be able to take care of the baby herself during any interim period.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I’m not so sure about telling her you’ll work until she finds someone.  She might drag her feet on looking for a replacement. 

Normally, I can see why nannies give four weeks (as opposed to two with office jobs, etc.)  If the nanny situation falls through, the parents need to be able to find someone, so they don’t have to take time off work.  However, in your case it sounds like mom can pretty much handle it. 

If you’d like to give four weeks, that is kind.  Try to give her the least amount of reason as you can.  IF she tells you to pack up that day, fine.  It’s easier on you anyway.  If she wants you for the full month, but acts like a jerk, bring it to her attention or just leave.  You are already leaving.  Giving her four weeks is a courtesy to HER.  If she is going to blow it, by biting the hand that feeds her, that’s her problem.

Good luck.  I’vehad a couple of crumby bosses.  It will feel really good to leave.

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