Quitting on vacation
May 23, 2007 5:14 PM Subscribe
I have a good job that's a little boring but a good opportunity. I recently scheduled all of my 2-week vacation at once to go to Europe, and I'll be leaving next week. An opportunity has come up to work over there for the next few months and it's really tempting. I had no idea this would came up when I scheduled my vacation, and when my boss jokingly asked me, 'you're coming back, right?', i said 'of course!.'
posted by octavia to work & money (6 answers total)
So anyway, i guess my question is how to handle it if i do decide to leave. I won't be able to confirm this new opportunity for sure until the day before i leave. i get good reviews at my job and would probably get good references from them currently. But I'm afraid not coming back from vacation would look pretty flaky and immature. How big of a deal do you think this would be? and what would be the best way to break it to them...as quickly as possible? letter or phone call? email would probably be bad. should i try to convince them it wasn't premeditated? should i make something up?
before this happened, i'd planned on quitting in a few months, towards fall. maybe i'm overthinking this, leaving jobs has always been difficult for me under normal circumstances too. but this would kind of leave them in the lurch, a lot of things would be left up in the air, & i wouldn't want to do anything that would seriously jeopardize future job prospects etc.