(Closed) how do you quit a professional job one month after starting?? (LONG!)

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you not essentially in a try out period right now? Meaning that if it doesn’t work for you for whatever reason you can quit? 

I would just quit job B if you dislike it that much. I don’t think you need to explain to them why you don’t like it but if they probe I guess you could just use your pregnancy & dissertation as a reason (they are absolutely valid reasons). 

I hate quitting but sometimes you just have to do it!

Post # 4
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you are comfortable with it and feel that you need to give them a reason, I would just tell job B about your pregnancy and that now you need to have more time to work on your dissertation

Post # 5
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Seems like an easy decision.  I would just tell job b that due to some unexpected life changes (or just say pregnancy…) you have to finish your phd on a tighter timeline than anticipated and really need to focus on that at the moment/need to maximize your paid time away from your dissertation. 

I totally get that it’s hard because (and now I’m worried you’re going to be analyzing me…haha) I always over estimate how vital I am to my company too, and feel huge guilt when I say no to things or think about leaving for greener pastures. But really, they’ll find somebody else. 

Post # 6
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hun, I really don’t think it’s worth the stress.  I always said I could never do a job I hated, no matter how much it paid (really, I couldn’t).  I would just say to the employer that unfortunately the job is not working out for you right now with new life changes (becoming pregnant) and having to finish your PhD faster.  Just be prepared that they may still try to keep you (i.e, offer you less hours, more time to do the test reviews at home, etc.).  If the 2 hour drive isn’t killing you, then go with what is giving you the best experience, environment and sanity. 🙂  Oh, and congratulations on the pregnancy!!!

Post # 7
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh my, you have got to quit job B. It is really stressing you out, and we don’t need a stressed mama if at all possible. I would just say due to unexpected life changes (i.e pregnancy), you’ve got to go! It’s going to be hard, but you have to do what’s best for you and your family.

Post # 8
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Resign from job B using pregnancy ( the unexpected life change) . Write a really nice letter not to burn any bridges, be a little flexible perhaps with how much longer you can stay on for and thats it! 


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