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But those who never win and never quit are idiots.

Long-time listener, first-time caller. I've been in my current job just over nine months and it's been a slow-moving disaster. I've decided it's time to call it quits, my boss agrees - now how to spin this? [more inside]
posted by bgal81 on Mar 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Is it ok to resign when I've already essentially been let go?

Was told by my bosses to start finding a new job as they are not happy with my performance but don't want to screw me financially--is it a good idea to just put my two weeks in? [more inside]
posted by syrenka on Mar 9, 2014 - 20 answers

Should I quit my job?

Overworked and about to be more so. Should I quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2014 - 22 answers

Your crisis is not my crisis, except it is

Every time I commit to leaving my current job, something goes nuclear, and it falls on me. I'm sick of it. What is the best way to handle a current boss planning drastic future plans around you, while you've just interviewed for your dream job? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2013 - 53 answers

Quitting-job-filter: Etiquette if Boss is on Vacation

I am currently employed and have been looking for a better job for several months. As luck would have it, an offer for a job I really like may come next week, and said offer will likely come in 2-4 days before my boss goes off for 7 days, but could well come the day he leaves or even after. Snowflake details below the fold... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Is there a good way to list an ABD instead of a PhD on a resume?

About a decade ago, I had a quarter-life crisis and decided to drop out of grad school in science... how do I deal with that now? [more inside]
posted by lostguy on Jan 31, 2013 - 18 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

End of the road...oh no, more road.

How do I stop sabotaging my own plans to leave a badly fitting job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Do I quit this job or have a nervous breakdown?

I'm badly depressed and anxious. And I've got the worst job of my life - I'm 42, so that's saying a lot - complete with a boss I despise and who seems to despise me. My therapist thinks I should quit. Um, hello? Realistically, what can I do? Special flower BS inside. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Sep 22, 2012 - 26 answers

Should I quit before my company relocates me?

I recently started a new job that is a big career opportunity and looked great on paper, but six weeks in and it has been a total disaster -- I have a terrible boss, don't like the corporate culture, and am unhappy about the hours I've been working. In four weeks I am due to be relocating overseas for the new job. Should I cut my losses and quit before the move? [more inside]
posted by kramer1975 on Sep 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Launched myself into uncertainty, now what?

I quit my "Dream Job" after 5 months, currently face-to-face with the unknown. Advice? [more inside]
posted by twentyfoursummers on Aug 18, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I know when to leave a good job?

I'm a software developer in my early 30s, working in the defense industry. I'm pretty happy with my job, but wondering if I should move on. I would be looking to move to the San Francisco area. My question is, how do I know when to leave a pretty good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2012 - 11 answers

quitting now or later???

I just started a job at a finance leadership program at a Fortune 500 company. The program is extremely well known is 2 years long and is on the path to become an executive at this pretisgious company. I joined right after school ended (4 days) and never really had a strong inclination to go into finance. I knew that from the begining, while I know I do not want to stay there long-term as I am likley leaving after 2 years, I'd love to hear thoughts on whether I should leave the company now. [more inside]
posted by happydude123 on May 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Overcoming shame after quitting a job

I quit a job without notice more than a year ago, and I still haven't fully recovered. Please help me overcome my shame and move on with my life. [more inside]
posted by constellations on Apr 18, 2012 - 31 answers

Long notice period: Should I quit before finding a new job and hope for the best?

I'm concerned my rather long notice period at work (3 months, UK) will harm my chances for finding new work. Should I quit before finding a new job and hope for the best? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Do I stay (for a little bit) or do I go?

I really dislike my current job. I have a job offer from a company that would love to have me and is willing to accommodate all timing logistics. However, I still feel guilty about quitting my current job, for a myriad of reasons. Give me permission to quit. [more inside]
posted by Be cool, sodapop on Feb 14, 2012 - 40 answers

New Job/Quitting Etiquette. Also, I'm Kinda Crazy.

I've been working a shitty shitastic part-time job (somewhat in my field) for the past four months, and today I've received a job offer for an awesome full-time position in entertainment! I'm super excited. Here's the thing: I'm bipolar/ADHD, and I'm not sure how to handle the new job or the job-quitting. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Jan 18, 2012 - 10 answers

I actually wished he would fire me!

I just snapped at my boss, but it doesn't matter. He can't fire me. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2011 - 37 answers

The question I dare not ask HR.

Do you lose your health insurance the instant you leave your job? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Aug 9, 2011 - 23 answers

Is there a path out of this job I'm not seeing?

I made a big mistake, and took a job I now realize was an extremely poor fit. I'm having a hard time keeping out of tunnel vision of despair - help me think of more options than I can by myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2011 - 11 answers

How to leave this job gracefully.

Want to leave for a new job, don't want to soil reputation with old job. Need guidance from managers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Should I out my terrible boss to his boss?

I'm openly looking for a job within my company and will be asked why, do I tell the truth and throw my boss under a bus? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 17 answers

I want to leave my job...how do I finagle this?

I wanted to title this "give me permission to quit my job"...but I think I'm settled on that. Now what? Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by clever anonymous username on Jun 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Those who can't teach, do what?

Burnt-out teachers: What did you do after you quit teaching? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on May 3, 2010 - 21 answers

Will leaving midway through notice period kill my future job prospects?

Got talked into adding additional weeks to notice period. Now well into that time and work situation is intolerable. Will walking now ruin my life? [more inside]
posted by larkspur on Aug 31, 2009 - 42 answers

Life after dropping out of grad school?

So I finally did it - I dropped out of my PhD. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 14 answers

What I thought I wanted to do isn't what I actually want to do

So I want to quit my first real job. What's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I say farewell to my colleagues on my last day?

Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and I'd like to go out with my team knowing how much I have loved working with them. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Hug the Boss or Risk the Loss?

Should I quit my full-time job to run my side business? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2007 - 14 answers

What do I do now?

So that job? Yea, didn't work out. Now what? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Aug 4, 2006 - 31 answers

Out! Out of that damn job!

I told the CEO of my company that it was time to talk "exit plan" a week ago. In the interim I'm at an industry convention... [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jul 18, 2006 - 6 answers

Can I quit?

Quitting my job and moving 1800 miles to be with my grandmother while she dies...Crazy? Possible? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Aug 29, 2005 - 49 answers

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