How to quit your job Nicely

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How to quit your job Nicely

Post by craving4perth » Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:02 am

I will be resigning from my first ever job tomorrow. I really have issues with my bosses and the work ethic there, but I want to do it gracefully, and not like those movie scenes where the (ex)employee unloads a dump of garbage on their horrible boss and walks out. Any ideas/prior experiences?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:55 am

Your desires and the company's desires don't quite dovetail, therefore you are making the decision to move on so as to be able to reach your full potential, which for various insurmountable reasons, best left unsaid, are not possible with your current position. You've learned a lot, but it's time to move on.......
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by craving4perth » Thu, 11 Aug 2011 1:01 pm

Thanks, i just did it - thankfully I don't have a notice period to serve..only a post-resignation meeting with my employers that I hope will be as short as possible.

I am so relieved..most of all because I was complicit in my own misery by continuing to work there. And even though most seasoned professionals (uncles, family etc) that I consulted on this matter were pessimistic and urged me to keep my job till the economy starts doing better (yeah right, I wonder how long that will take) I have to say I'm kind of surprised and really spurred on by my friends who were quite supportive when my only reason was that I was unhappy.

Maybe I am one of the very few here who believe this, but I do tend to think this city has a lot of fulfillment to offer apart from chasing a monotonous job for success (money? and what??) all your life.

Okay, sorry for that - I needed to go on a post-resignation rant. HBR recommends it. G'day!!

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Hi

Post by calvink » Thu, 11 Aug 2011 6:40 pm

If anyone wish to resign, just throw letter will do!

do a proper handover, cc-ed to your boss and say thank you though U dont like them.. lol

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