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How do you quit a job?

I have accepted a new job at a local hospital doing IT work. "Desktop Engineer" to be exact. It is where I have wanted to work ever since I moved to where I am and decided to stay.

I've never quit a job before for another job, and I am extremely nervous about doing it because my current boss is going through a divorce, as of 2 weeks ago.

The new job is the start of a career for me. I'm 24. I graduated from college, found a job, and now i'm moving to a career, finally. I'll have full time, salary, benefits, retirement, etc. I'm really excited. Never had these 'grown up' perks before.

I've told the new employer i'll give my current employer standard two weeks in advance (tomorrow). I'm not in the middle of any projects, nor do I have any to start anytime soon with them.

Any advice from you guys? :worship:
 

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i tell ya gikme come soors and ill be a ****ing geoius .....look you gots to be honest youself its career move you leaving prolly a mcjob somewhgwer makin min wages ...that boss knows damned well you aint there forever , tell him that hes got 2weeks to replace you asnd then your ghone ...and that wyoue willing to traint he replacemnty foru those 2 weeks ....
 

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Be tactful but honest. If current boss knows current job isn't the career you wanted he may be unhappy but you can't give up your dream job.


Be upfront, tell him you're giving him 2 weeks and you'll help train your replacement but don't feel guilty. The next guy he hires may be even better than you!
 

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Thank him for the opportunity, tell him honestly what you told us.
If he's a decent guy, he will understand and respect your decision.
Don't burn any bridges. Its a small world, and you never know what can come back to haunt you.

Congrats and good luck!
 

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powerglide said:
Thank him for the opportunity, tell him honestly what you told us.
If he's a decent guy, he will understand and respect your decision.
Don't burn any bridges. Its a small world, and you never know what can come back to haunt you.

Congrats and good luck!
That burning bridges and small world part is so true.
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Yup, honesty is key, don't ever burn bridges, and just tell him and give them as much time as you can to find someone else. That helps too, keeps things better for all when you can wrap things up nicely and not leave them hanging in the wind.
 

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iametarq said:
The new job is the start of a career for me. I'm 24. I graduated from college, found a job, and now i'm moving to a career, finally. I'll have full time, salary, benefits, retirement, etc. I'm really excited. Never had these 'grown up' perks before.
I think saying this would be sufficient. We've all been there, including your current boss. No part time employee is there forever. Under the circumstances, if you give two weeks notice and he gets pissed, he's just selfish.
 

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ditto's to what powerglide said.

Also though, if you give 2 weeks notice then work those 2 weeks; dont horse aroun &, dont skip out early. I know supervisors who wont even hire their family members back for stunts like that. Perhaps you wont need him anymore, but maybe someone you know will. you will be useless as a reference if you screw him.

Perhaps you know someone your old boss can use, ask if he or would be interested, tell him you will keep a eye out if he would like.

FWIW, Thats is what I would do.

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He was in at 8:30 when I got here, so I told him today. He has sad to see me go, but he seems to be happy for me.

I was going to give him a resume of a friend of mine, but he just got a job also where he lives. I will definately not slack off by any means. We all live in two very small towns and everyone knows everyone.

That is a really interesting IT article. and it makes sense. i have a friend who has a job at Ford doing computer programming. I hope he doesn't get cut or outsourced. I don't think he would because he is awesome.

The only thing that would cancel my new position would be budget cuts and being the newbie on the totem pole.
 

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I'm guessing that you are a fulltime employee of the company or were you hired by a contracting group? Either way, make sure you stay competitive and show your skills to others by means of certifications, is my advice.

Not burning bridges = very important... I've got too many friends leaving their jobs and walking out by choke slamming managers, boxing other employees, calling management or judges racist honkies, etc. and it gets difficult for these to find jobs in some cases...
 

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I got rehired by a company that fired me because I was good at my job and easy to get along with. I just had an issue with promptness. :) I kept in touch with my old team and they were happy to have me back. Of course, the job itself got crappy while I was gone and I almost lost my mind. We all got laid off anyway.

Just be nice to the people to leave behind as you move up. :)
 

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tru504187211 said:
I'm guessing that you are a fulltime employee of the company or were you hired by a contracting group? Either way, make sure you stay competitive and show your skills to others by means of certifications, is my advice.

Not burning bridges = very important... I've got too many friends leaving their jobs and walking out by choke slamming managers, boxing other employees, calling management or judges racist honkies, etc. and it gets difficult for these to find jobs in some cases...
I was a full time employee of the company I am leaving. It is a very small 4.5 person IT Consulting company. The only one in the town I was working in. Everyone was great, and I would never burn any bridges, in fact I feel bad I am leaving them, since they are so small of a company. But they will get by, I offered to help them in any way I can if they ever needed it.

I am actually being hired by a hospital I did temporary work for last year when I was job searching. They did not have any full time positions at the time, but if they did have one they would have hired me out of the 2 other guys who were also temps with me. I kept in touch with the people I worked directly with, and sure enough, they called me in for this new position I was hired for. I start Oct. 17th.

As for certifications, in IT I have one, Certfied Toshiba Computer Repair Tech. As for a degree from a University, I have a degree in Philosophy. In IT work experience and self training, 10 years and counting!
I am very excited. So excited I want a new Cadillac. :histeric: (but I'll wait)
 
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