(Closed) You have all been amazing in my new job thread, so…..

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just quit my job 3 weeks ago and it was a really awkward situation. You don’t want to burn your bridges. I think I said something like “I have accepted a job opportunity with another company. It will start on April 9, making April 5 my last day with ABC Company.  I appreciate all of the developmental opportunities you have given me, and if I can be of any assistance during this transition please let me know.”

**Also, be prepared with a tactful answer as you why you are leaving

Post # 5
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

So if they ask, don’t make it about them. Make it about YOU. Tell them that you feel your new opportunity is better for your career growth and advancement. Or that you felt you were not being challenged enough and this new position is better suited to your needs and was a better fit. I wouldn’t admit your true feelings towards them….You never know who you might end up working for/with in the future!

Post # 6
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They aren’t even paying you.  Just thank them for the opportunity and tell them that you’ve found something that better matches your long-term career path, they would like you to start immediately, and that it’s been a pleasure working with them.

Or do what I did when I got really pissed off at a company that screwed me.  I faxed my letter of resignation to them (with what I said above) at ATTN:boss’s name.  No drama.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Is there any way you can talk before the meeting actually starts? That way you can say, “I need to let you know that I recently obtained another job offer that better suits my needs and career goals. I will finish this meeting and obligations here but my last day will be *whenever your last day is*”

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