Quitting my job on Monday

DoucheMeister

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#1
Found a new job with similar pay, full employer paid health benefits, free parking, and a MUCH shorter commute.

Plus much more room for growth and promotions. So, I accepted it, of course.

It came down while the family was headed to the Carribbean for a cruise, and I faxed the acceptance letter from the hotel the day before we sailed.

Anyway, back to work on Monday, and I have to give 2 weeks notice.

They were good to me, and I know they are going to be dissapointed to lose me.

But the way I look at it, if times were tough, they would lay me off in a heartbeat.

Anyway, what is the best way to resign, just a short letter, thanks for the experience and the opportunity?

I was only there for 8 months.
 

Sinn Fein

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#2
Type up a short letter and have it in hand when you go tell your supervisor that you're hitting the bricks.
 

Creasy Bear

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#3
No need to be burning any bridges or ruffling any feathers. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar... that's what Regular Joe likes to say.
 

Sinn Fein

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#4
On that note, stress the things you mentioned above:

shorter commute (less expenses on your end & more free time with the family)
free parking (again less expenses on your end)
 

English Gent

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Tell your boss to go fuck himself and shove his job up his ass while he's doing it.
 

MelissaY1

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And make sure you tell 'em before you leave "Your mom's box!" But seriously, good for you, man.
 

gleet

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#11
Bring the parcel of "curtain rods" to work and cleanse the place before you leave.
 

Party Rooster

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#12
I know you've already gotten another job, but try and get a letter of reference from them before you leave. You never know, you may end up moving closer, they might expand, whatever. It's also a nice thing to have just in case this new gig doesn't pan out to what you thought it would be or for future resume packets.

If your boss is really cool, he may just say, "type it up and I'll look it over and sign it."
 

tourettesguy

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#13
If you are in the IT department, don't be surprised if they walk you out the door when you hand over the two week's notice letter. It's for security reasons.

My personal opinion, if you like the company, give notice. If you don't, just stop showing up. It's actually quite fun.

Just be prepared to possibly not have any work for two weeks.
 

Sct Ptersns Twn

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If you are in the IT department, don't be surprised if they walk you out the door when you hand over the two week's notice letter. It's for security reasons.

My personal opinion, if you like the company, give notice. If you don't, just stop showing up. It's actually quite fun.

Just be prepared to possibly not have any work for two weeks.
Hell, I am the Sales Manager @ a precision machine shop. My boss walks everyone out when they put in the 2 weeks. He does not trust any-fucking-body.


Good luck bro......
 

DoucheMeister

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#15
I'm not worried about being walked out. And even if I was, the new company wants me on board asap.

One guy they let go, they let him stay on for 2 weeks to finish up projects he was working on, even though he was fired. I thought that was strange.

But the last guy fired was escorted out, he was an asshole and untrustworthy.

Good suggestion about the letter of reference, I'll ask about that.
 

burky79

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Write down all IP address' and phone numbers before you hand over the paper... then publish them anonymously.

nah... sounds like fun, but doesnt sound like you have and grudges to hold.

good luck bro
 

HummerTuesdays

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#17
There's really no need to give them a reason in writing. If they ask, you can tell them it's a shorter commute. When I left my last job my resignation letter was all of 2 or 3 sentences. Thanked them for the opportunity & learning. When I was asked why I was leaving, i told them straight up that they burned me out. The truth is there was a laundry list of items, but no need to burn the bridges.
 

kimothee

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#19
The letter of reference idea is a good one...I've collected them for years, because people do move on and all that, so it's nice to have it in writing. Since you were there for less than a year, it's important to stress the COMMUTE as being a big influence in your decision to leave, as in, you take your responsibilities seriously (having a job) but also your need for a shorter commute (understandable with the economy).
 

Hey_Asshole

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best of luck man, I hope my day comes soon, for once I have a good lead.
 

Rob

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#23
i just gave my 2 weeks notice on thursday. i was going to write a letter of resignation and hand it over while giving the notice, but a more senior buyer didnt do it a few days before me, so i decided not to.
 

DoucheMeister

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#24
I just wrote up a simple, facts only resignation. It is a small company so I will hand it to the owner/president while I tell him.

I feel bad quitting just after coming back from vacation, but the timing was out of my control. And I am still giving them 2 weeks notice.
 

Sinn Fein

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#25
It could be worse, in terms of timing... When I quit my awful job back in 2005, I had applied and interviewed for the new job near the end of May. I got a phone call the next day making a tenative offer (which I accepted). But, it was contingent on clearing their "screening" process (criminal background check, credit check, etc, etc, etc). That's not quite enough for me to up and quit a job that I already have, so I explained that I could not give notice at my current employer until the offer was official (and in writing) and therefore my start date would be dependent on that.

I had vacation scheduled for the first week of July. I had planned on being able to give my 2-weeks notice, take my vacation, and then start fresh at the new job. Well... due to some kind of issues with the company who does their background checks things took a while. I didn't get the official "you're hired" letter in the mail until Saturday June 25th (I think it was a Monday). Well, I went into work the following morning (Tuesday), told my boss I was taking another job and I offered to finish out the w take my scheduled vacation and then give him another week after that. In hindsight, it was a mistake because all he did was shit on me during the course of that final week.