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How do I quit my job?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by amfootball, May 27, 2004.

  1. amfootball

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    Hey guys...I got offered a new job a few minutes ago, and I accepted it. I've never had to quit a job before. I have no idea what I'm supposed to say to my boss when I turn my resignation in. What do I say at first...I'm kinda scared to walk up to my boss and say "Hey Bill, I'm here to ruin your Memorial Day Weekend." But seriously, what can I say to turn it in?

    One more thing, I do get the vacation time I earned but haven't yet taken, correct? Several people have told me I do, but I just wanted to see what the BBS consensus is. The HR director at my workplace quit on Wednesday, so I'm sure I'm going to have to jump through a lot of loops to get anything done.

    Any suggestions are greatly needed and appreciated!
     
  2. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    I recommend the following:

    Wear a flesh toned body suit to the office. Works every time!
     
  3. Lpya2

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    Tell him to suck a dick
     
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    tell him that you want a huge raise (higher than the new place you're gonna work, without telling them you've set that up) or you're outta there.

    then you either get a huge raise or your other job.
     
  5. MacBeth

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    Just say that you've really enjoyed working for him, and hadn't envisioned moving on at this time, but you got an offer that was too good to pass up, and that you don;t foresee any problems working out your notice, as you feel it's the least you can do.


    If he's a boss, he's heard it before.
     
  6. amfootball

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    1) If I wore a flesh-tone bodysuit to work I'd probably get a raise.

    2) There's no way they can pay me the same amount or more than the other job I've already accepted...they offered me about $20K more than my current job, and I ain't making too much right now.
     
  7. DaDakota

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    What MacB said.

    Everyone is replaceable.

    Congrats on your new gig.

    DD
     
  8. bamaslammer

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    MacB hit that one on the head. Never burn any bridges you may have to cross again!
     
  9. AroundTheWorld

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    Sound advice.
     
  10. Dr of Dunk

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    Never do this! Once you do something like this, they'll accept and then they'll immediately start looking to replace you - after all, you've already proven yourself to be disloyal and a jackass. :)
     
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    the guy from "happy gilmore" will be placed in your office...and repeatedly shout "jackass!"
     
  12. phoenixfeng

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    tell him to take this job and shove it!!


    In regards to vacation you should take the vacation( before telling them) because chances are they will not give it to you if you are leaving..

    also be prepared to NOT work your full 2 weeks..most companies these days cut you loose the moment you tell them you are leaving
     
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    Well, I used to work at Circuit City part time... well with my hours it was closer to fulltime, but we had all of our managers get fired/transfered and had all these female managers who were like power hungry dogs. They made us do stupid stuff just for the pleasure of knowing that we had to obey. Like once one of the managers made me stack the dollar bills face up in the register... I signed up to sell and talk about electronics, not clean the place and put dollar bills face up. Well i had been pondering quiting, especially since I am going on my vacation soon, and asked everyone if I should quit or turn in a 2 weeks resignation letter, 99 percent said turn in a 2 weeks, well I did... Then told them at the end that this is my final 2 weeks working here, but I cant work for the next two weeks because I have exams... They were real pissed off, but I know that there is no Circuit City in Blacksburg(next 4 years of college) so im not worried about the burnt bridges....
     
  14. Surfguy

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    I agree with phoenixfeng. If you have a lot of vacation, then you should use it while you can or lose most, if not, all of it. I know some companies may re-imburse you for up to a certain number of days which is usually not more than five days. I would do some discrete investigation into company policy to see where your company stands on this before turning in your resignation. Also, I have seen some co-workers resign with two weeks notice and use one of those weeks to burn off some extra vacation while also getting up to 5 days vacation compensation. It just depends on the company and their policy.
     
  15. amfootball

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    Thanks for the help guys, I REALLY appreciate it.

    I have to turn in my resignation TOMORROW. I need to start at the new place in two weeks (or less). Because of the nature of my business, they usually send you out the door immediately. I do have vacation scheduled for the week after next, which would be week 2 of my 2 weeks notice. I hope they'll be nice about it and give it to me, especially if I end up walking tomorrow. I have a feeling I'm going to have a hard time with everything -- my current boss isn't the nicest person in the world and since there is literally no one in HR anymore, it's going to all be a cluster ****.

    Again, thanks so much for your help!
     
  16. yipengzhao

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    what the hell man?

    don't be afraid of him. what do you owe him? NOTHING. what can he do to you? NOTHING. beat you down? that's illegal. it's also illegal for him to deny you your vacation time.

    dude... it's no big deal man. people have to change jobs all the time. it's a business.
     
  17. ima_drummer2k

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    Every time I switch jobs (which thankfully I haven't done in 3 years), I tell the new employer that I'm giving 2 weeks notice to my old employer. Then I just take a few weeks off before I start the new job. Recharge the batteries, so to speak.

    Most employers respect the fact (or white lie) that you're giving 2 weeks notice. Then they know (or think) you are loyal. :D
     
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    True, very very VERY true, but the ones you know you will never cross again....grab a flamethrower and incinerate the hell out of them! Ain't nothin' more fun than sticking it to a boss you hated working for or one that screwed with you as you are quitting the job. I got to do it two years ago. I loved the job and where I worked, but the person I reported to made it absolutely unbearable to work there any longer. I told my former boss, as I handed over my letter of resignation, "I can safely say that I wouldn't work for you again if you ran the last Taco Bell on planet earth." In my "exit interview" with HR, I told them my former boss was unqualified and unfit to manage other people, because you have to be able to manage yourself before you can manage others. Then I went to happy hour and celebrated. It was fun.
     
  19. dc sports

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    Just be polite and tell him you found a good opportunity, which will allow you to move to the next stage in your career. Throw in a little bit of I enjoyed my time here, and appreciate all of their support, what you've learned at your present job, etc.

    The easiest way is to put it in a concise, to the point, letter. That way you can think it through, and get all of your thoughts out. Then you don't have to worry about being unclear, or the apprehension that goes with deciding what to say. All you have to do at that point is share the thank you's, etc.

    As far as the vacation, I don't think they necessarily have to give it to you, but most do. What they have to do is tell you what happens in that situation. It should be in your employee handbook or company policies.
     
  20. Lil

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    i know a lot of people that:

    1) take all their paid vacations right before quitting their job.
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    2) time their resignations right after getting the year-end bonuses.

    kind of mean, but just my 2cents.
     

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