- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I am a graduate student with two work-study positions at school (8-9 hours a week each) and a part-time job (8-20 hours a week, with full-time possible if I have time) closer to home, which is 150 miles from school; I spend 4 days a week at home with my SO, and work my part-time real job.
One of the workstudy positions has become extremely stressful, partially because I’ve made a couple of small mistakes that my supervisor for that job has blown out of all proportion and gotten very upset, passive-aggressive, and unpleasant about. The job has always involved tolerating a high degree of insulting micromanagement from the supervisor, and as this is my last semester of classes in which I need to be focusing on my education and writing my thesis proposal, it’s too much stress. It’s too frustrating to deal with the passive-aggressive, micromanaging behavior of my supervisor for this one workstudy job, and I am leaving it. To be clear about the situation, the two workstudy positions I have are entirely separate, the supervisor for the other job is a different person, and I will be keeping that position.
Because I’m only at school, where the unpleasant job is, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week, I feel like in order to give as much notice as possible, I should resign via email; I need to get out of the job as quickly as possible but I will be offering 2 weeks (until October 25) notice to help reduce the inconvenience factor. The inconvenience for the micromanaging supervisor will be high until someone else takes the hours I have, as the job involves helping students who need to borrow equipment from the lab (it’s sort of like a lending library for field equipment), and there are hours during which I’m the only person there to keep that function of the place going. So losing me will inconvenience them. BUT there are way more students looking for a workstudy positions than there are positions to go around, so I don’t think it will be that hard for the supervisor to find someone else.
Tl;Dr: So, I want to resign via email, but feel like that may be rude. But I am only at school, and at this workstudy job, 3 days a week and the rest of the time I am at home 150 miles away. Can I reasonably resign via email?
UUUGGGHHH. I have hated this workstudy position since I got it last year and can’t wait to be done with it. It’s become too stressful for me to just stick it out until the end of the semester; it’s become a substantial distraction from my schoolwork because of how stressful the interpersonal issues are. So I really do have to leave.
Advice or commiseration much appreciated!! Thanks Bees!