(Closed) Giving Notice at Work Today!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MissShork: Good luck to you in your new job! 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Good luck, I hope everything goes well! Since I’m still a student all of my jobs have had pre-determined endings, and thus I’ve not had to quit one yet.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissShork: Good luck at your new job and with giving notice. I’m going through this with my boss now and it is not fun.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had to leave a job for this exact reason. Now, my boss lived in a different city that me, but it was still tough, as he had no problem picking up the phone and yelling.

I sent an email with a word attachment at 4:30 pm on a Friday afternoon:

Dear (boss),

Please accept this as notification of my termination of employment with (company). While I have enjoyed my time at (company) I have been offered a job that is more directly in line with my long term career goals.

Thank you,

employee

 

CC: HR

I was nervous as can be, but it had been pretty bad for a while. The boss reduced me to tears multiple times through the week. I think he read between the lines, as the only time he mentioned it was to say “I wish we could have talked before you accepted the new position”.

That was the end of it.

There is no reason to tell them why you are really leaving (nothing good will come of telling them it’s their fault). Stick to a “more in line with career goals” approach (or whatever) and think: only two weeks left!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@anotherbee: sounds like my boss. In a different city than I and does not hesitate to pick up the phone and verbally assault me every chance she gets. I am reaching my breaking point fast with her…

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I hate the verbal assults from bosses!! My very first job out of college I had a terrible boss, hovered, yelled, told me every day a new better way to do the work he assigned me the day before.  I took a weeks vacation got another job, and resigned via fax.  It was a terrible horrible way to handle the situation but he reduced me to tears at least 3 times a week.  I was young and now I wouldn’t let it get that bad. 

But on the brightside, I have had some really good bosses after that one, I’m not sure if he was so terrible, they all look wonderful after!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MissShork:

@basketballwifetobe:

unfortunately, I stuck it out too long….I was miserable. I dreaed going to work, readed the phone ringing, or seeing an email from him.

I think it;s “polite” to give two weeks, but I don’t think its a legal requirement….

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissShork: As soon as I have another job lined up, I am outta here! lol

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