How to quit a long-term job without being a dick.
April 18, 2013 7:46 AM Subscribe
I am, at 55 years old, capable of retiring comfortably. I intend to do this as soon as possible. The question is how do I quit my job?
posted by lordrunningclam to Work & Money (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There are projects we are in the middle of that I am deeply involved in, which is always true. I work for a small family owned company (not my family). They are good people but they aren't my friends. There used to be a lot more employees but there are only 6 employees left including me. I want out but I don't want to be a dick about it after almost 30 years of steady employment.
So what do I do? I don't think 2-weeks notice is in order but it's conceivable that once I gave notice they might tell me just to leave right then - which is OK by me. Should I offer to stay until they can hire somebody else and I can get them up to speed on the current projects? Should I offer to stay until my current big project is over in 7 months? Just exactly how do you quit a company you've worked at for 30 years? Am I over-thinking this?