(Closed) I HATE giving two weeks notice.

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 2
217 posts
Helper bee

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beeintraining:  Interesting, I have a totally different experience with giving 2 weeks notices. I get nervous, but it’s mostly excitedness and giddyness…. Maybe it’s because I’ve really only ever quit jobs like part time retail jobs that I hated. 

Post # 3
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: ...

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beeintraining:  Good luck! I hate giving notice too – even when I know I’m making the right move for myself, it is really hard for me to do. I’ve never cried, but I’ve gotten close.

For my first job out of college, my manager was incredible. We set up a meeting and I was having trouble getting the words out, so she said it for me (“you’re leaving?”) and walked me through it. I’ve never forgotten and I know if I’m ever the manager in the situation I’ll do the same thing – I don’t know what I would’ve done if she hadn’t helped me along. 

I hope it goes well today – fingers crossed for you! You’ll feel so much better after you’re done, but I know how rough the feelings leading up to it and the actual conversation is. 

Post # 5
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


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beeintraining:  Why not draft a resignation letter and keep your talking to a minimum?  Why do you expect to have to do this more often in the future?

Also jot down some nots on a sticky, and go over them just prior to walking in so they’re fresh on your mind.  Ie:  “Thank you for the opportunity it’s been a wonderful learning experience”.. etc.

Keep it short and sweet.

Post # 7
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

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beeintraining:  Take the letter and go see them ASAP.  Get it done just like ripping a Band-Aid off.  “Hi Ms. So-and-so, I just wanted to give you my resignation letter.  My last day will be X.  I have enjoyed working with you.”  Have something scheduled for right after the meeting so you can dip out quickly to take care fo a work related issue.

I had to give 4 weeks notice at my last job so at least you will only have the potential of 2 awkward weeks before leaving.

Post # 8
4199 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada


beeintraining:  I can absolutely relate. I pretty much cry every time I resign a job. I’ve only resigned 2 or 3 times, but I bawl every time. Its mostly because I will miss co-workers and I’m kind of afraid of the unknown, but it’s so embarassing. I also feel like I’m letting people down when I leave a job. I know its all part of life, but its still tough. Good luck and try to go in thinking happy thoughts of bigger and better things. Congrats on your new job! 

Post # 9
5870 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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beeintraining:  Did you do it?  I can’t totally relate b/c I’m anticipating a job offer right now and I feel sooo guilty thinking about resigning!

But really, don’t get too worked up about it.  I’m in HR so I see people resign all the time.  No realistic manager expects you to stick around forever.  Hopefully they’ll be happy for you.

Post # 10
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

Following this thread because I’m handing in my notice this week and I’m so nervous about it!

It’s an unavoidable situation–moving 6 hours away with my FI–but I just can’t help getting worked up. I’m giving my employer a month’s notice and I’m offering my time to find them a suitable replacement and train them personally if they don’t show me the door right away.

Just tell yourself what I’m trying to tell myself; it’s for the better because it’s for you.

Post # 11
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hope it went well!  I gave two week notice on Friday at my job and I can’t say that it hasn’t been uncomfortable since.  Counting down…

Post # 12
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Omg I understand you completely… I gotta give my 2 weeks during the summer and I’m freaking out aha… I’m going back to school for my masters most probably 😡 GOOD LUCK you will survive those 2 minutes!!!! I think we always see it worse than it is, but bosses are used to getting those notices. They cope better than we think!! 

Post # 14
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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beeintraining:  I went through this just last week…. it’s NEVER easy, I completely agree. Something happened that I did NOT expect when I gave my notice last week – my company practically begged me to stay, and matched the salary I’m getting to leave. It was so tempting to just accept and decline my other offer, because I am comfortable and LOVE the people here. However, I know that I can’t advance my career here, and so I stuck to my decision to leave. I will admit I did spend the day crying on Friday when I was telling people I am leaving tho…

Good Luck!!

Post # 15
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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beeintraining:  I have great respect for employees who give notice…I had a great-grandmother quit on me….VIA TEXT MESSAGE! 

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