(Closed) I want to quit my new job after the first day?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry, but if you hate food service, why would you apply to Panera?   Unless it’s actually getting in the way of studies or having an real effect on your mental health, I’d stick with it a little while.  You took the job, at least give it more than a day and who can’t use some extra cash.  If your Fiance has two jobs, it sounds like you guys may need the money even if you can get by with out it?

Post # 4
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you hate food service in general I’m confused why you took a job like that? I know you said they told you you would basically be managing people but did you honestly think that you wouldn’t come in contact with any of the grossness that comes along with food? Also – did they lie about your schedule when you asked and tell you different hours? If so you have an easy out, sorry you told me X,Y,Z, when I was hired and that’s not what’s happening. The job sounds typical for what it is, I don’t see it changing and if you know it’s an area you hate I would quit if you can deal with it money-wise. Look elsewhere, but not at another resturant, it’s going to be like that at any quick service food place.

Post # 5
2645 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I think you should stick it out.  At least for a week or two.  But then again, I’m not one to quit & probably do things longer than I care to do to appease everyone else & bring in extra $$ haha.

Post # 6
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I know a lot of people will tell you to stick it out, but I think if you really hate it then you should quit.  I’ve left a job after one day because I really hated it and felt my time would be better spent searching for another job.  Only you know your own situation and can properly weigh the pros and cons.

Post # 7
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think maybe she thought that as a supervisor she wouldn’t have to actually do some of those things, but rather be in charge of people that do the things. 

I would quit & look for the jobs you rather be doing. 

Post # 8
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would at least give them the courtesy of a two-weeks notice. I would sit your hiring manager down, tell him/her that the job is not what you thought it was going to be (although I echo other Bees’ sentiments of why bother applying at a food establishment when you know you hated it in the past?), and tell them you’re willing to stay for two weeks while they search for your replacement.

Post # 9
46645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Lesson learned. Ask more questions about the duties and schedule before you accept the next job. It is not reasonable for an employer to schedule you to close at 12:30 and open the smae morning at 4:30.

No employer will care about this little gap in your resume as you are still in college. Quit the job and look for something else.

Post # 10
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Birdiebaby4:  I don’t know what your state is like, but in mine I’m pretty sure there is a minimum 8 hour gap between shifts.. So they wouldnt be legally allowed to schedule you to close at 12 and open at 4. 

If you hate it, and have the freedom to, quit. You probably shouldnt apply for any more food service jobs though.

Post # 12
174 posts
Blushing bee

@Birdiebaby4:  I worked at Starbucks for ONE DAY while I was in college…so I kind of understand what you mean here. Basically, my manager also gave me a schedule that involved me being there at 5am and I was like, ok, thanks but no thanks! At least you tried…if your Fiance supports your decision, I would be out of there, too. Smile

Post # 13
7355 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sounds pretty normal for a casual restaurant manager. You might want to steer clear of food service jobs after this.

Post # 14
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Birdiebaby4:  Was the schedule not discussed in the interview? That should have been a question when determining if the job was a good fit for your needs…

Post # 15
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Birdiebaby4:  If you hate it, and you don’t have to be there, leave. I would talk to your manager and tell them your no longer interested and see if they want you to do a formal 2 week thing or just go ahead and go.

I just recently left a job I HATED, but stayed at for over a year because I felt like being unemployed was the worst thing that could happen. Turns out just simply having a job is not worth it.

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