Post # 17
It takes a while to warm up to a new job and for people to warm up to you, they want to make sure you are worth their time before getting all best friend like .I know I always give new employees a bit of a rough time for the first week or so just to see if they can pull their own weight. Give it a week or two and then see how you feel, judgeing on the first day is a horrible idea, and you will quit a lot of jobs if you do.
Post # 18
I agree with the others, its very unprofessional to just not come back, at least call or stop by to let them know you won’t be coming back. Its really hard to gauge people your first day, maybe you should try giving it a try, at least until you find another job
Post # 19
I’d at least call them and let them know, if only because the vet community is super small and it will likely get around if someone hires a tech and they disappear the second day on the job.
Post # 20
I tend to agree with this. Also, vet. sciences isn’t really the field to be in if you’re looking to work with the warmest, fuzziest (no pun intended) people who ever walked the planet. As OP probably already knows, it’s a pretty depressing job a lot of the time dealing with sick animals, upset/stressed out guardians, overworked/underpaid staff.
Now I work as a Legal Assistant for my firm’s entire Tax Law department. If I quit every time they were in a brutal mood…I’d never work again. Haha! I joke, but you know there’s a certain degree of discord you have to deal with in working with white collar professionals like doctors, vets and lawyers.
Post # 21
How long have you been gone? Can you call them and tell them you’re not feeling well? It’s not entirely a lie… Then you can decide whether to go back or not and even if you decide not to, it’s not as bad as just leaving. People have looong memories. I still remember a girl that just went on her break and never came back and it’s been 15 years!
Post # 22
Eeeeek. Jobs are hard enough to come by these days, don’t shoot yourself in the foot!!
Call the person who hired you STAT and explain that you had an anxiety attack and just don’t think its going to work out. Job abandonment is absolutely the worst thing you can possibly do – not to them, who cares about them – but to yourself. All it takes is one person recognizing your name to ruin your chances of being hired by anyone else in the industry.
Sorry that happened – good luck!
Post # 23
This is so funny- I also remember very vividly (waaaay back in the day when I was a junior manager at a theme park) someone going on vacation and just never showing up again, never returning any of my calls, nothing.
And honestly, if she were to walk into where I work now looking for a job, I would bring it up to my HR person because it bothered me so much.
Post # 24
we have had one person go to lunch and not come back and its something we still talk about/mention if someone rings for a reference – im not one to burn my bridges professionally and it could have been handled better, maybe a phone call just to smooth things over would help you in the long term. goodluck
Post # 25
Wow, you really need to call them. You can’t just leave for lunch and not come back. This is a job. Not an optional date or something.
This is something can follow you for a long time.
Post # 26
I did this with a waitress job once. The place was ridiculous. There was this mandated training, and the guy training me kept ignoring me when I told the diner requests, and then I was the one taking the food back (although people were super nice because he’d told them I was training, they just thought I was an idiot). I didn’t bother going back the next day. They shut down not too long after that.
I’m sorry it didn’t work out, but I hope you went back and gave them notice. 🙁
Post # 27
You need to call them and let them know. Now they’re not only down a person but they’re also probably legitimately wondering where you are, which is taking them away from the jobs they’re doing. Woman up and take care of business. Karma, she’s a bitch.
Post # 28
I know someone who also did this… left on lunch break and never came back, and now I am always surprised on facebook to see she has a job. Everyone talked about it for a looong time.
Post # 29
Yeah I worked at Ikea for 3 years and it happened twice. I usually figure if people want to be irresponsible, fine, and oh well – but this girl who had already been very vocal about a drug problem and an abusive stalker ex no-showed for a shift one night and turned her phone off and we were all worried sick. I thought she was a nut job who deserved to be fired, but the thought that something may have happened to her was horrifying and I didn’t sleep at all that night. Our manager made a ton of calls trying to find her, and even notified the police (because of all the stories we’d heard about the ex). A week later, the girl had the nerve to come in for her earned time payout check. I can’t even put in to words how angry I was when I saw her casually walking throght the department after the days I’d spent with horrible thoughts going through my mind of what may have happened to her. Bitch just didn’t feel like working anymore.
Post # 30
Someone did that where I work. She said she was going to McDonalds for a salad and never came back. It’s still a running joke. “Today sucks, I’m going to get a salad from McDonalds!”
It’s really never a good idea to quit without notice. Please call them and resign.
Post # 31
Theyve had at least 5 people come in and quit within the last 3 months or something…now I know why. Now that I’m not so upset I’ll call them, but I’m not interested in wasting mine or theirs when it’s not the environment for me. I refuse to be ignored or yelled at for stupid things like bot stretching cords the right way on my first day. Sorry, pass.