Post # 1
I’m not sure WHY I’m nervous. I suppose because I have never really resigned from a company before. But I am excited!! I think my department will be short staffed though, as we had one person move to another location yesterday. 🙁 Part of me feels guilty, but the other part knows I’ve been taken advantage of for too long to stay or compromise on it. Anyone have any advice?
Post # 3
Um, I do! Enjoy it! Its not your responsibilty to worry about short staffing so just do what you know is best. Now you can go on to bigger and better things, yay! I’m soooo jealous 🙂
Post # 4
I agree! It isn’t your problem to worry about. It feels really weird to tell someone you are leaving (I had an excuse because I was moving but I really wanted to quit before that).
Post # 5
WOOHOO! Enjoy it! I’m hoping to be in the same position soon, though admittedly I wouldn’t bat an eye about resigning. That’s a story for another post (hopefully). But to you – CONGRATS!!!
Post # 6
I’m sure it’ll be a big weight off your shoulders, once your turn in your notice. What’s in store for you after you leave your position?
Post # 7
Are you nervous because you are afraid of what you boss might say?
I had to hand in a letter of resignation for my last job and I was nervous too. Luckily, he accepted it and that was pretty much it. He didn’t give me the 3rd degree or anything. He actually told me what a great asset I’ve been. Whew!
I’m sure it will be fine.
If you are still nervous, keep telling yourself that you are doing this for yourself and your doing it for the right reasons. 🙂
Post # 8
Its no fun when work takes advantage of you, so you go girl for doing whats best for you! Do you already have another job lined up? Good luck to you tomorrow, stand tall and don’t take their crap! Oh yeah, you shouldn’t feel bad…they didn’t feel bad for you when they took advantage of you!
Post # 9
I think you’re definately doing the right thing by putting in your notice instead of just not showing back up for work. Even if you’re frustrated with the job, it’s always best to put in the correct notice so they can’t give you a bad reference later on 😉
Good luck! You’ll be fine!
Post # 10
Gah! I think I’m just nervous because I’m pretty sure they weren’t expecting me to leave. However, a better opportunity has come up and I get some time off in between so I’m taking it. I’m sure she will ask a lot of questions… and I almost hope they make me leave sooner than the two weeks I am giving…
Post # 11
Are you taking another job or leaving the workforce altogether? I would be more nervous if I were leaving for a competitor (which I’ve already done twice). If they have been mistreating you, don’t feel bad at all!!!
Post # 12
I am leaving the industry as a whole. 🙂
Post # 13
The first time I resigned from a job was from a tiny company (only 6 other staff) so me and my boss were really close and it turned into a big hugging, crying, “I’ll miss you” event, lol.
I’m sure it’ll go fine. I’ve never seen a boss get upset over a resignation. Let us know how it goes 🙂
Post # 14
Bring in a water bottle….put some oj and vodka in it. Liquid courage, LOL. J/k j/k
Post # 15
I was in the exact same position as you just 1.5 months ago. I have left jobs before but never really had a formal resignation as I was a server or working in retail, this was my first “real” job I resigned from. I had to keep reminding myself that while I felt guilty there was no reason to. My old job and the friends I had there were not the ones paying my bills and I needed to do what was best for me. When I left I left them shorthanded too but that often happens.
I was DREADING telling my Groomsmen, more so because I thought she would react terribly and tell me not to bother giving 2 weeks and to get my things and leave. However, it ended up the exact opposite, she was so nice about it, said she expected I would start looking for another job and that I was doing what was best for me even though she was sad to see me go. But I felt like I was going to throw up waiting to go talk to her, I had the worst butterflies.
I also felt the same way as you for feeling terrible because the whole time I felt like I was “lying” to them because no one had any idea I was looking for another job. But what can you do? Tell them you are looking and get let go because of it?I think you will have less of the 3rd degree because you are leaving the industry all togther (I went to competition) You will feel so good once you give notice though! Just be professional your last 2 weeks adn make sure all your loose ends are wrapped up. And congrats on your new job!
Post # 16
I’ll admit, the several times that I have resigned from where I was working (always due to starting the next part of school – college then graduate school), I waited until a Friday to put in my resignation. I was worried that if it didn’t go well that I would have to go in the next day and it would just be really awkward. I liked having the weekend to let everything settle. Probably pretty wimpy of me…
Good luck with whatever you are doing next!