Quitting Today!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

First of all, congratulations on the job! What an amazing offer! Secondly, good luck with your boss. It’s not going to be fun, but hoepfully, she’ll be able to calm down a bit over the weekend.

My advice? Before you tell your boss, mentally compile a list of ways you will make the transition easier on your boss and coworkers. Are there projects they need you to help wrap up? Can you make a quick guide for your position to help the new person learn the ropes? The less burden you’re leaving behind, the better your boss will take it. And if you let her know you’ve thought ahead about how you leaving will affect the company, she’ll hopefully give you less grief.

When you let her know you’re leaving, I’d tell her what you told us — basically, that you got an offer you couldn’t refuse. Make it about what they are offering and not what your current position is lacking.

Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

Post # 4
Member
2704 posts
Sugar bee

@orchidaloha:  Oh my. Tell me how it goes.  I feel bad for you. Yaaay on your new job but I feel bad that you have to *gulp* do this extremely uncomfortable ‘thing’ before leaving.  My only advice would be, please do it face to face.  Trust me, not everyone does (I have seen emails of people quitting).  It’s hard and it will be nerve wracking but it will be over soon. Also, I would definitely apologize for the short notice and I would tell your boss that it was totally unexpected and totally beyond your control.  She will get over it and you have to do what is best for you because if she thought firing you was best, she would have done that (your boss).

Post # 6
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@orchidaloha:  That STINKS. Unfortunately, it’s something you need to do in person, so I guess Monday it is. I’m sorry hun! Try not to stress about it over the weekend!

Post # 7
Member
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@orchidaloha:  oh crap!  I’m so sorry this is going to put a damper on your weekend. good luck and keep us posted!

Post # 9
Member
2320 posts
Buzzing bee

@orchidaloha:  Congratulations!! And while I am a firm believer in not burning bridges in the work place, because you just never know….I still say, who gives a poop if your boss is mad…you are leaving! I would just be polite about it, and say that you very much regret the short notice, but that it was a firm term in your hiring, and you have no choice but to give one week notice. Just like they can fire you whenever they want (assuming you’re at will), you can quit whenever you want.

Post # 10
Member
368 posts
Helper bee

It’s really a sign that your old job was shittay if you already know your boss is likely going to be a jerk about it. It is normal for people to quit a job especially for better opportunities and it really isn’t your boss’s place to make an uncomfortable work environment for you for your last 2 weeks just because they don’t want you to quit. My last job I quit, I gave 2 full weeks notice and offered to train and help find a replacement however long that takes, but once I got to work the next day, I was verbally assaulted to the point of tears and my boss called me a selfish cunt and mocked me so I walked out that day (fuck 2 weeks of that!) and never looked back. I guess I was such an awesome employee that losing me caused him a psychotic break lol. Not even kidding…looking back, that was a horribly toxic place to work! Afterward, he kept calling and threatening me and revving his engine outside my house…he had some issues. -_-  Good luck with your new job and I hope that it is a more professional work environment where you don’t have to worry about your boss snapping!!! :] I realize now that one of the signs of a healthy work environment is knowing that your superiors would want the best for YOU, even if it means they have to bring someone new in! 

Post # 11
Member
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@orchidaloha:  4 cents? too bad you can’t tell him to shove it up his arse. 

have fun celebrating tonight!

Post # 12
Member
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@orchidaloha:  Oh, yikes. I know you’ve been hating that job for a while, so CONGRATS on getting the new one!! But that sucks about the notice thing. How did it go? (I’m assuming you’ve probably done it by now?)

Post # 13
Member
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Oh, I saw the update. That sucks even more! I guess you’ll have to do it Monday. . . urgh. Good luck!!!

Post # 15
Member
1634 posts
Bumble bee

Good Luck, and congratulations!! I’d say she’s entitled to her feelings, but she still has to be professional towards you. If she’s a beast, you only have to be there for 5 more days, so try to not take it personally! No one is going to look out for you, so you have to do whats best and it sounds like this is whats best so dont feel bad about that!

Post # 16
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Any updates here? Wishing you the best of luck today!

 

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