(Closed) I got a new job!!! How do I quit my current position?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
5955 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Go to your boss in person and in privat, and with a resignation letter in hand.  The conversation should go something like this:

1) make sure it’s an ok time to talk. “Do you have a minute to talk?”

2) Spit it out.  “I’ve accepted another position and would like to give you notice of my last day.”

3) Tell them what they need to know. “I can continue working until January X.  I’ll be sure to finish up projects x, y, and z.  If you need any help hirnig a replacement I’d be happy to assist in my last x weeks.”

4) Be grateful and gracious.  “I want to thank you so much for the opportunities I’ve had while working here.  Please let me know what i can do to make the transition as seamless as possible.”


Your resignation letter can say essentially the same thing.  Always be sure to keep it classy.  This is not a time to bitch about what you didnt’ like in your current workplace.  Leave on a postive note and never burn your bridges.



Post # 4
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@alaska_99705:  Write a letter of resignation and submit it to your supervisor 2 weeks prior to your last day of work. You may request from your supervisor that it not be shared with your co-workers until the last possible moment to avoid any bad behavior on their part. Do write a letter though, it is the professional thing to do. Be sure to thank them for the time you spent there and show your appreciation for the opportunity to work there, even if it did suck.

Post # 5
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Prepare a letter for your boss stating that you’re leaving and include your last date that you will be there.  Ask to meet with your boss and give her the letter face-to-face.  You don’t need to tell your boss where you’re going but if he/she asks why you’re leaving be honest but don’t be critical.   If you’re asked to work a longer notice you might want to check with your new company to see if you can.  Never burn a bridge. 

Post # 6
3230 posts
Sugar bee

I wrote out a script and practiced that basically went something like, “Thank you for the opportunities you’ve given me but it’s time for me to move on. I’ve accepted a position at another company,” and handed him a resignation letter.

It’s a good idea to give them a two week notice so you don’t burn any bridges. The company I recently resigned from only had four total employees including the President/Owner. Do not feel bad and keep it things short and sweet. Do not feel the need to explain yourself too.

Here is a copy of my resignation letter – I basically googled resignation letters and picked and chose what worked for me:

My NameMy AddressMy Phone Number


Company NameCompany Address

Dear Person you are handing your resignation letter to,

Please accept this letter of resignation from my position as XXX from XXX. The last day of my employment will be XXX.

Thank you for the opportunities for professional development that you have provided me during the last three years. I appreciate the support that has been provided for me during my tenure with your company.

I wish you and your company the best.



Your Name

Oh yeah, and congrats on the new job!

Post # 8
3230 posts
Sugar bee

Just think about all the positive and exciting things that are coming your way. Remember, you deserve your nice, new job with better pay and benefits. Occasionally, you’ll think to yourself, “This (old job) isn’t so bad,” STOP! Remember why you we’re looking for a new job in the first place.

My situation was pretty toxic though, but I still had sad feelings about it. It is a bittersweet time but remember, good things are coming your way and change is good! Good luck!

Post # 9
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@alaska_99705:  as far as not feeling guilty… Just remember its business and everyone is replaceable. Congrats!

Post # 10
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@alaska_99705:  I just quit my job this morning, for a new and better job.  I had the same feelings you were experiencing.  I just wanted to let you know you aren’t alone 🙂

Post # 12
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@alaska_99705:  It’s so funny. When I quit my last job to move with SO (he got a GREAT post graduation career. Paid double what I was making and I hated my old job) I was weirdly paranoid about quitting. I didn’t want to seem mean. But you realize after the fact that you’re the only one who cares. 😛

Post # 13
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Looks like a lot of good advice you got already, so I will just say Congratulations & I’m so happy for you!

Post # 14
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Pinning this post because I am in the same position and I need to know what to say!  I just got offered a job yesterday and start February 1st, but I won’t be able to tell my boss until next week because she’s out of the office.  I am TERRIFIED of her reaction… she will probably make my last two and a half weeks here a living Hell, but oh well.  It has to be done!

Post # 15
3230 posts
Sugar bee

@alaska_99705:  That’s the same reaction mine had! I hope your last days are great! Good luck with your new job.

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