Post # 1
For almost three months now, I’ve been working at a retail store as a cashier. I had lots of trouble getting my schedule changed for school and I still didn’t get the schedule that I requested. I had already considered quitting at the end of this semester because I knew I would have a lot to do, but after the first week, I realize that it’s going to be a lot more intense than I originally planned and there’s no way that I will be able to get any studying (much less anything else I need to do) working 32 hours a week. I’m going to attempt to change my schedule around again today, but new schedules go out tomorrow and once they do, there’s nothing I can do about them. My schedule won’t be changed unless a co manager or store manager signs off on it, and the store mananger is gone, the one of two co managers we had is gone and the one remaining co manager may or may not be there to sign off on my schedule. I was going to attempt to work weekends only so I still have a little income, but if I can’t get my schedule changed, I may just have to quit.
Money isn’t really an issue. I get financial aid and that’s what I usually live off of during the school semester and I also have money put away in my savings account as well.
I just worry about how it will look for me if I quit within three months.
I guess I’m just worried and anxious and would like some insight or advice from anyone else who might have quit jobs because they got in the way of school.
Post # 3
I would explain to them why you’re quitting your job. Shouldn’t look bad on your part after the explanation.
Post # 4
@Rouquine: That’s how I thought it should be, but I’m just worried about not finding anyone that I can talk to in management. This particular store rarely uses their “open door” policy because very rarely are managers in the office.
Post # 5
I also forgot to add that any kind of business that I have to do has to be while I’m on the clock. If a manager is around, but if I’m on lunch, I can’t talk to them because I clock out for lunch.
Post # 6
If you cant get hours changed and you need to quit…Maybe you could consider it ilke a “summer” job on your resume, so it makes sense why you stopped when classes resumed?
Post # 7
@Eva Peron: That’s an idea.
Post # 8
Three months isn’t that long to have to explain why you weren’t working
Post # 9
I had to leave a job when I was in school in order to focus on my studies. I actually did this twice, at two different corporate restaurants. Once was when I worked at a restaurant all summer, and the second time I had been at the restaurant from March-January but my Spring semester I was taking my last 6 classes and was trying to pull my GPA up before graduation. Both times, I was unable to get the schedule I needed to be able to focus on school as much as I could, and I “did the right thing” and gave 2 weeks notice. And with both restaurants, I attempted to come back and work after the semester was over, and they wouldn’t take me back–so much for being a good employee, staying on good terms, and putting in my 2 weeks notice.
Anyways, when I was able to focus on school and not worry about working, I managed to graduate with high honors and my GPA helped me land a really good job. Trust me, your future career is worth so much more than a cashier job at some place where they won’t even give you the schedule you need.
Post # 10
Honestly, I’d leave it off my resume. 🙂
Good luck in school!