Putting in my two week notice after one week?
December 31, 2012 12:31 PM Subscribe
Just hired, now I have to quit.
posted by flying_trapeze to Work & Money (15 answers total)
I took a job as a host at a restaurant on winter break, after being positive I wouldn't be returning to school this semester. When interviewed, I informed my employer as to the circumstances explaining why I was initially able to take the job. My parents could not afford another semester, thus I was planning on working until fall again, then resuming my education.
However, as a New Years present, my lovely aunt has decided to pay the rest of this semester's tuition. It was a surprise for my parents and I. She gave the payment to my parents, who have applied it to my balance. My holds have been released, and I should be beginning school on schedule on the 14th.
I will be putting in my two week notice tomorrow and I feel really bad about this inconvenience. Is there anything important to put in my letter, to avoid any repercussions and smooth things over? I realize there will be probably bad blood, and I don't expect a reference from this short work period. But I do like my place of work and employer and would like to leave on good terms. What else can I say or do?