(Closed) need help quitting a job :/

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

“Working at X has been a good experience.  I’ve particularly enjoyed working with X, Y, and Z (elements of the job).  This is why I requested to continue working at X while I pursued my degree, difficult though it may be.  Unfortunately, Boss informed me after approving this arrangement that he would be reducing my hourly pay.  This change should have been mentioned when I requested the change in hours.  I cannot accept reduction in hourly pay along with a reduction in hours.  I will be leaving X in two weeks time.”

When I was going through college, I worked at a library and was paid about $10 and hour.  I left for a semester abroad, graduated, and was rehired at the same library, same position, for $6.50 an hour.  When they raised minimum wage in my state, my pay was at minimum wage in the same job I had before I graduated from college for significantly more pay.  I went into the Army recruiter’s office about a month later.  Paycuts for the same position in the same company are just insulting (from my point of view).

Post # 5
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would just state the facts, leave anything emotional out of it.  

“I need to go back to school which means I must work part time.  I can’t continue on this job with the reduced part time salary and therefore I need to put in my two week notice.  My last day will be x”


Post # 7
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Subbing is GREAT experience and looks awesome on your resume when the time comes to find a permanent teaching position.  Quit and start subbing!  The sooner you can begin subbing after the school year starts the better because people will get to know you and start requesting you when they’ll be out.  Plus, any job that gives you the flexibility to decide if you feel like going to work that day or not is awesome in my book.

Post # 8
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I resigned my job 3 weeks ago. I’d been there for 3 years, and got offered another position with more pay and full benefits. I resigned by letter, and it sucked. Bad. LOL. One boss wouldn’t even speak to me, and the other offered me more money because “it’d be cheaper than hiring someone else.” nice, right? Oh well. I stuck it out for the reference. Good luck 🙂

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