No sane person would expect me to work here anymore, right?
December 4, 2013 7:30 PM Subscribe
So, I have only been working at this new job two months, but now I need to leave. For, I think, reasons no sane person would object to. But it's only been two months and the last job was also brief, although again for very excusable reasons. Help me phrase a cover letter?
posted by Sequence to Work & Money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My previous job ended because the company closed. Nothing I could really do about that. I found this one relatively quickly. It was always a bit iffy--small office, just me and my boss, I know way more about what we do than he does, but it's a job. He's always been pretty obsessed with guns. Talks about them constantly, is always buying more gun stuff even though he says he has no money. But, everybody has a hobby.
Then he says some things that seem a little fishy and I go searching and it turns out that he's been convicted in the very recent past of threatening someone with a firearm. And yet he's still walking around with it, because he's appealing and therefore still has his concealed carry permit for the moment. He had previously said that he'd never had any gun-related trouble and so I had nothing to worry about.
I'm not exactly afraid for my life, but I'm extremely nervous, at any rate, about the prospects of the business and whether he's mature and stable enough to be doing this. I took low pay with the promise of more later, and I don't think it's coming, and I'm nervous about what could happen if there was a conflict with a bad client or something, much less if he got upset with me. That's reasonable, right? I'm not seriously overreacting if this has happened before?
If that's reasonable, then how should I phrase it when looking for a new job? I don't feel like I can leave this off entirely because the last position was also short, and everybody says that these days it's better to have a job while you're looking for one. I'm not intending to quit tomorrow, because I need the money, but I think I want out ASAP, so... help? (If I sound a little freaked out right now, I am.)