Post # 1
I love my job but Fiance has been accepted to a fantastic PhD program in another state so we are moving. My boss just sent me my fall assignments (I teach at a community college) and I’m not sure how to tell him that I will be moving after summer classes. I thought he would send out an e-mail asking for availability in the fall (that’s what is usually done) and I could address it then but he already sent out the assigned courses which means he will have to re-visit the whole schedule for the fall and find someone else to take the 4 classes I was assigned. I just don’t want to burn a bridge here!
Post # 2
hikingbride: Hi boss! My partner has been accepted into <insert school name here>’s PhD program in <insert state here>! We will be moving on <insert date here> to <insert state here>, so I will have to resign my position at the end of the summer semester. I just thought I would give you a heads up so you have time to reassign any of the classes you’ve assigned to me for the Fall semester. Let me know if you have any questions.
Post # 3
I would just be honest and tell him what you told us! Mention that it’s been a fantastic opportunity working at the college, but your Fiance has accepted a spot in an out of state PhD program that will require you both to move. My Fiance had to do this when he moved for my job and they were very understanding 🙂
Post # 4
I would just meet with him now and tell him in person. You can frame it like you just found out about your FI’s phd acceptance and you wanted to let him know as soon as possible so he can make other arrangements for the fall courses. You’re doing nothing wrong here–people move to other cities all the time and have to quit their jobs because of it. Are you an adjunct or regular prof? Either way I’m sure they can find someone to fill your slot between now and the fall.
Post # 5
I would tell him in person as soon as possible. I think he’ll be pleasant about it. It’s not like he can ask you to ditch your Fiance and stay on to teach the fall semester just so he won’t have to reassign those classes, so there isn’t anything he can do other than say ok and (hopefully) wish you the best.
Post # 6
hikingbride: Tell him in person, ASAP. Say you just found out and are so sorry regarding the inconvenience. I wouldnt say you were waiting for him to ask about the fall, because that implies that you knew already about the move and didnt say anything to him which seems even more like a jerk move.
The thing is, you have to tell him one way or another. Things happen. People move and quit jobs all the time. He will understand.
Post # 7
tiffanybruiser: I’m an adjunct, so hopefully it should be pretty easy for them to replace me.
Thanks for the advice everyone, I’m pretty sure I was just over-thinking it 🙂 I’ll let him know ASAP!