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What's the best way to quit your job? [Update, post 37]

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LittleChickenLady, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    uI am going to be moving out of state sometime within the next month, and need to quit one of my jobs.
    It's not a super professional place, so how should I give my two weeks notice?
    Do I write a letter, or just tell my boss to her face?


    I actually really like my job, but obviously I can't stay.
    I feel like she's going to be upset about it..
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  2. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do both. Write the letter and then hand deliver and tell what is in it to the bosses face. I have done this in college when moving on and most of my jobs have told me anytime I need work I can come back, in fact on Christmas break I would walk into a store and the boss would request hours from me.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    A written notice is what you should do, make sure it is dated.

    I wrote a 4 week notice and I regret it fully. Those were the longest 4 weeks of my life![​IMG] 2 weeks is better. I haven't been back to work since. [​IMG]
     
  4. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tell her face to face your situation, let her know you are moving and you really liked working there.. Also give a 2 weeks notice. that the nice thing to do.. It gives her time to find a replacement
     
  5. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    Thank you. [​IMG]
    Most people don't give their notices here. They just quit showing up.
    I want to be able to get my job back if I ever decide to move back.

    I think I'll wait another week or two and then give her my notice.
    And I'll try to catch her on a good day so she won't be mad at me for it. [​IMG]
     
  6. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    Oh, another thing..
    Can she cut my hours or fire me for me giving her my notice?
     
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I know some places tell you to take a hike, when you give them the courtesy of giving them 2 weeks.
    So then, you are out 2 weeks pay. Depends on the boss....
    Good luck!
     
  8. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything is possible, but whether or not it's legal in your state...?
     
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I've found it's always great to quit in a huff! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I agree with the written and verbal notice. Your boss may be upset but life changes on a dime and, if she lacks the maturity to realize that, there is nothing you can do.
     
  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I agree with Not-Stoopid ( [​IMG] )! Had that done to me once. Custom (and the law in most places where such laws exist) says that you give notice equal to one pay period, and that works both ways.
     

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