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Leaving job by mutual agreement (Canadian edition)

My employer and I just agreed that I am not a good fit for the job. What should I do? I'm in Ontario, Canada. I realize that similar questions have asked, but am specifically looking for answers that take Canadian law into account. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jul 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Is quitting my job a good idea?

I left university with a decent degree in a scientific subject and got a job working in a related field in a hospital (I'm in Britain, so with the NHS) afterwards. I wasn't sure if this was the career I wanted so I decided to give myself a year to try it out. With the lease on my flat running out, I've realised the year is up, and now I'm starting to seriously question whether this is what I want to be doing, and whether it's worth finding another flat, or if it's better to quit this and try my hand at something else - maybe a PhD or a medicine conversion course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2014 - 8 answers

I can't quit, you're firing me

My job is trying to counsel me out for "performance" issues. I think this is unjustified, but either way, the relationship is over. How do I position myself to end my employment on the best terms for me? [more inside]
posted by maximumminimum on Mar 25, 2014 - 22 answers

Accepting a job knowing you'll leave it in a few months...

Job in question is an on-call healthcare position that's interesting, but I know I'll be relocating soon. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by pocksuppetteer on Mar 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Me--planning to quit job. Work--planning grant funded projects for me.

[For folks that work in the non-profit sector] I feel at a loss for what to do. I work for a non-profit that I have been planning to leave for some time. I am taking the GRE this month, applying to schools and even applying for school-compatible part time jobs. At the same time, my non-profit is trying to pull itself out of a budget hole by applying for a multitude of grants. Most of the deliverables are things that I am supposed to deliver and the only other person left to deliver would be my immediate supervisor. I like my supervisor and don't know how she would even get all the work done if I left. My work would not be easily transferred to a new hire. I feel overcome with guilt as each new grant proposal goes out the door because I'm not planning on being around to do this work. I know it would be really dumb to say that before I have an offer in hand for school or a new job. What is the right thing to do? Should I let them build their plans around me when I'm not sure I'll be around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Quit job for internship?

Should I quit my full-time, permanent job for a 3-month internship? [more inside]
posted by iamsuper on Jun 11, 2013 - 15 answers

PhD dropout

I'm dropping out of a PhD program in a social science with only a masters degree. I need a real job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2013 - 15 answers

How to leave a job after a short time

I hope this will be my last job-related question for quite a while. I want to give two weeks' notice today or tomorrow at this job and I'm not sure how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jan 31, 2013 - 7 answers

Should I quit my current job?

Should I quit my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Next steps after quitting an okay job!

I'm trying not to freak out. I just quit an okay job. What to do? [more inside]
posted by lilacp on Sep 7, 2012 - 57 answers

Good job, fork grabber. Try not to cry on your pasta.

My clinical depression is getting worse and I think I need to quit my job, but really need the income. I'm in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Should I quit my job?

Should I quit my job? I really hate it. [more inside]
posted by 200burritos on Feb 1, 2012 - 47 answers

I want out.

Leaving my new job after less than a year. Or at least, really want to. How will this look to potential recruiters? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Should I quit or let them fire me?

I got a job six months ago as a technical recruiter for a third-party contractor whose field techs replace parts for warranty customers. It's a family business with about a dozen employees in the office. Things are hinky there. Please help me understand what's going on and make a decision. Sorry, but it's very long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me be clear on whether I'm grass-is-greening, or if its time to move on from my job.

I feel like I'm in career purgatory, and it's a windowless, stuffy call center. I also don't want to throw away over 2 years of tenure and wonder if I should just learn to deal. TL;DR details and out-loud thinking inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 15 answers

Is it time to ring that bell?

I want to drop out of grad school and/or quit my job. Please convince me that everything will be okay if I do. [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Oct 3, 2011 - 25 answers

Trying to quit my job is harder than I thought it would be.

Please give me advice on a sticky job resignation issue. My manager did not accept my resignation date, and then things got complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 45 answers

Giving more than two weeks notice when quitting a job?

Should I give my supervisor several months notice like he asked? [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Aug 13, 2011 - 37 answers

Ethics of leaving a college teaching job near the start of the semester?

I agreed to take a teaching job at certain community college, and now, just two weeks away from the beginning of the semester, it looks like a much better job is about to come through for me. What are the ethical considerations of backing out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I quit my job?

I am terrible at quitting jobs. Please walk me through how I can actually quit, frame my quitting, and how to act in the meantime. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Am I crazy to quit my job?

Am I crazy to quit a government job in this economy to go to grad school full time? [more inside]
posted by Amistad on Jun 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Baby, I was wrong and I've changed. Take me back, please!

Is it possible to kiss and make up with a job I quit 2 years ago? What's the best way to go about trying to get hired for a position at a company that I left in the past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Unprofessional to get paid for a break via employer I am quitting?

New job wants me to start before my paid winter break of current job starts. Is it rude/unprofessional to try and get paid for both? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Am I crazy if I quit my job?

I hate my job, but it pays me well. Seriously, I make more than $130k, have great benefits (paid health insurance, 4 weeks vacation etc). I am very lucky to have landed this position. Without divulging too much more, lets just say that the industry I am in, it won't happen again. I will likely make 35% less anywhere else. So, I know that no one can truly answer this but me, but am I crazy for wanting to just walk away from it if I truly dislike it? [more inside]
posted by Yunani on Oct 18, 2010 - 46 answers

Is it worth it to drop my work in favor of school?

Should I quit my job in order to better focus on my academics? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Quitting a toxic work environment

How to quit a job when the company is small and the boss unstable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2010 - 41 answers

When is the right time to resign from a job you feel loyalty to but currently hate?

When is the right time to quit a job you feel loyalty to but currently hate? I'm a programmer in the video games industry, I can afford to do so, I want very badly want to work somewhere else, and I have a hard time looking for work while pretending to be a good employee. [more inside]
posted by JZig on Jul 4, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I feel OK about quitting my job when I never intended to stay in the first place?

Anxiety Filter: I took this job knowing that I would have to leave it after only a few months. Now I must give notice, and I feel overwhelmed with anxiety about it. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 19 answers

I need to break up with my job, help me quit - with music.

Help me come to terms with leaving my job - through music [more inside]
posted by omegar on Apr 15, 2010 - 43 answers

Should I quit Americorps?

I am currently an Americorps VISTA member and I do not like my assignment. This is a year-long commitment, and I have @7 months left to serve. VISTA members work full-time but are paid very little because the position is kind of a cross between a volunteer position and a job. The reason for taking a VISTA position, therefore, is not the pay, but rather the job experience and the opportunity to do meaningful work to help the poor. Unfortunately, I am not getting much of that experience or doing much of that work, and I am disrespected to boot. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 20 answers

Should I quit my job?

Should I quit my job? [more inside]
posted by nel on Jan 13, 2010 - 17 answers

I can't do this job anymore!

I don't like my job and I'm tired of trying to like it. I just want to quit but I'm afraid of what will happen if/when I do. [more inside]
posted by PFL on Oct 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Peace out, I'm going on vacation

Is it ethical/okay/kosher/acceptable to give two weeks notice prior to a week and a half of prior scheduled vacation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 - 21 answers

My time is worth more than this.

Workfilter: My small company has cut benefits and pay, closed my office and given my peers promotions without raises. They've also taught me everything I know. How loyal should I be to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 15 answers

How can I quit?

Where to go from here? I feel crazy to consider quitting my job in this market environment, but I'm going crazy sticking with it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2009 - 17 answers

What happens when you're the last nonprofit gal standing?

NonprofitChaosFilter: The grants fell through, and I'm the last full-timer in an office of 2. What's the most ethical thing to do when I'm the last employee left, there's no money left, and I've become the director's right-hand gal? [more inside]
posted by vindyloo on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

How to switch companies?

Controversial Job Change: Family business broke up, 1/2 the family left current company to start competing business. Considering the bad blood, how do I make a switch to the other team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

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Should I quit my job? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Aug 1, 2008 - 35 answers

Getting fired on Monday, how should I handle it?

I've come to understand from co-workers as well as things that have gone on this past week, that I will be getting fired on Monday. How should I handle it? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Jul 13, 2008 - 45 answers

How do I resign politely?

Writing a resignation letter and quitting gracefully in a slightly slippery situation [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on May 3, 2008 - 19 answers

How do I gracefully quit this job?

I need help with formatting a resignation letter. It's a bit complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2007 - 17 answers

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough?

What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Will I get paid if I leave today?

I took a temporary night job that I thought would be easy. I worked 2 nights, but quickly found it is horrible. Specifically it involves a lot of manual labor that I wasn't expecting and I am in pain and too exhausted to work my day job. I want to quit now and save my body, rather than give my two weeks. I don't care about the reference, but will I see a paycheck in the mail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2007 - 10 answers

My last boss was a jerk

I gave notice at my last job, then was 'fired' before the end of my notice period. What options do I have (in Florida)? [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Jun 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Quitters never win?

I'm about to resign from my job. The problem is I only started two months ago. How do I break the news? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Working for the long weekend.

A job was offered to me, I quit my current job, and a week before I was supposed to start the new place said oops, they didnt want to hire me after all. Do I have any legal recourse against them? [more inside]
posted by outsider on Jun 8, 2007 - 26 answers

How do you quit your job when your boss is out of town?

I desperately want to quit my job. Right now. Unfortunately, this is complicated by the fact that my boss is going to be out of the country for more than a month... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2007 - 21 answers

How to reset your life?

Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it? [more inside]
posted by bizack on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Help me evaluate the pro's and con's of my current employment situation. I'm contemplating leaving, but have never been a job-hopper, so I don't think I know the time to leave for a new job... [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Oct 25, 2006 - 20 answers

Dealing with an employer that doesn't understand the words "I quit."

Dealing with an employer that doesn't understand the words "I quit." [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Oct 9, 2006 - 21 answers

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