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August 9, 2012 7:59 AM Subscribe
How do I handle leaving a job for another one? Resume and procedural questions inside.
posted by theichibun to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been at my current restaurant job for between 1 and 2 months. I'm not exactly happy there. When I was hired I was told that I'd have a fair amount of lunch shifts, something I didn't have before that kept me from seeing my wife. That has since disappeared. They also hired a new person, and I suspect part of it is to cover for the fact that I can't handle the volume they have there. I'm thinking a long term goal is to replace me.
Obviously that last part except me not handling the volume well is my own speculation.
So I went out to lunch with my wife yesterday and was asked if I'd want to bring in a resume and set up an interview to work in their kitchen. It's a new place, less volume, seems great from the times I've been in there just to eat.
So how do I handle this? I was already thinking of leaving my current job so this offer is just weirdly timed. Is it going to be seen as a problem if I leave on a resume since I haven't been at the current job for very long? Do I want to put it on a resume? It would leave about a month without a job if I don't have it on there.
And obviously I'd want to have a firm offer before I saw anything to my current job, right?
Thanks for the help. I've never really left a job before, only for things like moving and graduating, so I'm not sure how this stuff works in the real world.