Help leaving a job
November 22, 2011 9:32 AM Subscribe
My work and I have a last day in mind for me (I'm working and in school, and it just got too much this semester). However, a family situation came up, and I need to leave earlier than my last day. I need help on how to negotiate this with my work.
posted by anonymous to work & money (9 answers total)
I'm planning on late December being my last day at work. I haven't formally submitted a letter saying so, but it's something I've discussed with my direct supervisor. We just talked about it yesterday, and, since she's going out of town starting today for the holiday, said we'll formally submit the info to HR, etc next Monday. I'm leaving on good terms. It's an administrative-type job, too, if that matters.
However, last night I got a call from my parents with some upsetting medical news from them; there's a family situation happening, and it's very important to them that I come home for Christmas. I am hoping to do so. However, it would involve me quitting my job about two weeks earlier than we originally discussed. Making it more tricky is that December is a busy time of year for my job.
How should I discuss this with my work? How should I present it? Should I wait until Monday, or get in touch my with my supervisor now?