How can a quit my part time job and leave on good terms?
I've had a part time job for about 4 months now, and I need to quit for many reasons- my mind is completely made up. I am planning on doing it today- going into work early and telling my manager about it, and finishing my shift. However, I woke up today feeling very sick, and anxiety about today's shift isn't helping (7 pm- about 2:30 am). I need to get out of this job as it is terrible on its own, but it actually has contributed to anxiety and depression. I guess the polite thing would be to happily do the whole shift and give them 2 weeks notice but I can't take it anymore. What should I do?
I suggest being totally honest with your manager. As a manager myself, I appreciate an employee being candid about their motives. Candid does not mean inappropriate. There is a difference between saying, "This company is a total mess and I can't work here one day more!" than, "At this point in time, I feel that I need to focus my priorities on other types of work. I appreciate the time I spent here and learned a lot. I hope to come back to the company in the future if the timing is right."
Since you don't think you will give the company any advance notice, I think this will reflect poorly on you. The standard is 2 weeks notice, but if it's making you sick, then get out!
Think before you speak. People don't usually quit jobs, they quit bosses. So be careful when talking to your boss about why you are leaving. At the same time, don't lie.
Hope this helps and good luck! Keep us posted.
Thanks for the detailed answer! Hopefully it goes okay, I really want to leave a good impression. Can't say I'll be thrilled if my manager actually makes me do 2 more weeks...
I was just thinking more about this and I also think that people quit part-time jobs all the time. If you were a good worker and a decent person throughout your time there, that counts for a lot too. Follow your heart.
Umm, if it's that bad and part time - why do you need to worry about having good terms?
That said, you can only leave on good terms like this:
*Put in your two weeks.
*Work for two weeks.
If you are going to quit today, then you aren't leaving on good terms. Period.
I'd give two weeks notice, I know you are having issues with the job but 1; it gives you time to find a new job. 2; You will be able to use your old boss as a referee providing you've been a good employee.
Sounds like you are at the "end of your rope." It also appears you need the money. Think about these suggestions:
1) Ask your employer for some time off. It is amazing what time away from a job can result into: improved health, a better outlook on life, etc....
2) If you are being abused - you need to bring the proper authorities in for reinforcement.
3) Talk candidly to your manager, and you do not have to tell all your business.
4) Remember, honesty will go far.
My prayers go out to you, that everything will work out for your good.
I was lucky and had a great supervisor/store manager. We talked about it and I told her my reasoning. We remained friends and I would work for her any time.
Just make sure that you do what you are suppose to and leave with a clean slate!
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