How do I balance needing to pay my employer back with quitting in less than two months?
December 16, 2011 9:18 AM Subscribe
I need help with a work situation involving quitting and a major screw up.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work for as the manager of rental shop. About a month ago we sent out an order for about $3100 which is a good sized order for us. Due to many factors that were ultimately my responsibility the equipment was damaged in the field and we are unable to charge the customer. This is going to cost about $3000 to fix thus making the whole order a fairly big loser. Today my boss asked how I plan on paying for the replacement equipment.
One complicating factor is that I have a new job starting in February that I haven't told anybody at the company about yet. I really do not like my current job and my boss has made my life hell for the past year and there is no way I'm not quitting in February. The other complicating factor is the company is one of two suppliers for my industry in the city. I will probably have to be a customer of this company in the future.
If I was not quitting I would suggest some sort of payment plan of like $25 a paycheck until the equipment was paid off. Since I am quitting in February the payments would have to be 90% of my paycheck. I still need this job for another month and a half and I wasn't planning on giving more than two weeks notice but now I don't know what to do. I don't want to suggest a payment plan that I don't plan on following through with. What are my moral responsibilities here?