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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

 

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

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

Want to quit but don't want to look like a jerk on my resume.

I was going to write a long explanation of why I want to quit, but really, none of it matters. I'm a PM in Advertising - I have worked at small agencies and probably never want a long term, real FT gig at a big shop. I would be okay contracting at a place like that. If I decide to quit this job, I will likely do so in favor of a contract, and will likely avoid a real FT gig for some time due to agency burn out (unless I get an offer from a known quantity, which is a possibility but not a certainty). All in all, I'd much rather be without anything to do and the option to do what I'd like instead, rather than where I am now, which is nothing to do and ready to lose my mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Quitting a new job...

How best to dump my new job for my newer job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I tell my boss I'm NOT going to grad school?

For miscellaneous reasons I no longer wish to go. How do I tell my boss? Do I tell? I am more than happy to continue my professional development (as such)... just less intensively and more cheaply! In fact, I'd happily work through a Diploma (we're in Australia) either in a very related topic (ethics, politics, legal) or the original field. [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Apr 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Quit my job, sha na na na na na?

I'm a grad student (in the humanities) getting over mono. Should I quit my job? [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Mar 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Am I right to leave my company in this way?

I am planning on leaving my company in late spring to go to grad school in the fall. Am I employing the ethically right approach here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2013 - 8 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 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

I need a time machine

A little more than a month ago, I started a full-time telecommuting job that I thought was my dream job. When I took it, I was working part-time (and had been since my son was born two years ago). This is my first full-time job since becoming a mom. I now think I made a big mistake. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Is it time to un-hang my shingle?

I'd like you to tell me if I should quit my job (I'm a member of the "ugh, I.T." chorus), but the snowflakey part is that it's not just my job. It's my small business. And to some degree, it's all I've got right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 - 23 answers

Which work isn't working?

Would you leave a well-paid but badly-fitting job to do something you really cared about but for less money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 24 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

Applying for a new-new job

What do I write on my resume when I'm looking for a new job after being at my current employer a short period of time (a month)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2012 - 8 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

How do people quit grad school?

How do tell my advisor that I am dropping out of grad school and finding a job? [more inside]
posted by rjbiscuit on Feb 7, 2012 - 17 answers

What happened when you quit your job with nothing new lined up?

Did you quit your job with nothing new lined up? How did it work out for you? And what do you wish you'd done differently, in retrospect? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 1, 2012 - 37 answers

How do I balance needing to pay my employer back with quitting in less than two months?

I need help with a work situation involving quitting and a major screw up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I tell my supervisor I'm interviewing elsewhere when I need them as a reference?

I have a job interview next week. Meanwhile, my current supervisor is anxious to start the work plan and budget process for 2012. I feel dishonest committing to projects that I have no intention of carrying out. I need my supervisor as a reference and I can't burn this bridge - how do I tell my boss I'm interviewing elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 - 10 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

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

Should I quit now or quit later?

The environment at my office is toxic and barely tolerable these days. I'd like to leave sooner than I had planned, but I'm unsure if it's wise. I could use some outside perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 - 10 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

How to announce to my boss that I'm quitting?

I'm about to quit the great job I've had for the past 6 years for personal reasons. I'm in charge of a lot of projects and I'm stressed about the transition with my future successor. I'm looking for advice on how to handle this situation. [more inside]
posted by kag on Dec 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Got shafted by my company, viz pay raise - what to do next?

Got shafted by my company, viz pay raise - what to do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Quit my job, no new one, bad circumstances

I just quit my (bad) job and have no new job to go to. I know I need to be proactively seeking work but I'm suffering from confidence problems and bad personal circumstances and finding it difficult. Any tips or similar stories? [more inside]
posted by Franny26 on Dec 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Does the boss have to still pay me after I quit?

I quit my job. Do they legally need to pay me until the last day I state, even if they choose to have me leave sooner? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Sep 24, 2010 - 10 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

Ungrateful entitled prick with his head in the clouds? Or exploited lab rat with legitimate concerns? You make the call!

I'm having trouble dealing with dissatisfaction with my first post-college job, which makes me feel more than a little over-entitled. My frank impression is that the workplace is in shambles and that I'd been lied to in the interview process; more charitably, I'm wondering if perhaps this particular posting just isn't for me. Given the details, what's the best way for me to go about readjusting my mind for the position, readjusting the position for my mind (i.e. closer to what I was told it would be), or giving up the ghost and going for something different? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2010 - 13 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

Take the job offer or stay?

I need some unbiased feed back....I went on job interview on a whim. Turns out the hiring manager liked me a lot and I got a job offer the next day. The offer included a hefty pay raise with bonus potential. The job is similar in scope with some more responsibility and the potential for good growth. But the health insurance/dental/vision benefits are not great, but all other benefits are similar. The new position is salaried, my current is hourly. [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Mar 25, 2010 - 17 answers

i can still haz rezidence?

Visafilter: can I stay in France if I quit the job for which I have a work visa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Get me out of here!

Best strategy to negotiate out of a lengthy notice period for leaving a job. [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Jan 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Which is worse -- the stress of being unemployed and not eligible for employment insurance and burning through your savings, or being stuck in a job you hate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 32 answers

How to quit my stressful job?

How do I quit my over-the-top stressful job? (More complicated than that, obviously.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Advice for advertising CD considering quitting?

NYC big ad agency creative director with art background is considering quitting his job to look for another, in this economy. Would really appreciate some advice... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Got notice?

How do I find a new job when I'm required to give three months notice from the old, unrelated one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 16 answers

How much notice?

How much notice should I give before quitting my job? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Jan 23, 2009 - 21 answers

How to minimize damage leaving a toxic job?

I (Mrs. Crapmatic) accepted a job 7 months ago, thinking it was a great opportunity. It has turned out to be a toxic situation. I am miserable and want to quit, but I am afraid I will be scapegoated and end up with a (very much undeserved) bad reference. Can you please help me figure out the best exit strategy? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Nov 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Giving my...one week...notice?

I've been given an offer I should really not refuse. Problem: the project starts in one week. [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

How to quit medicine and still be on my feet?

What can an overworked English BA do now that he has realized Medicine was a ginormous mistake and he wants out of his residency? [more inside]
posted by adoarns on Aug 9, 2008 - 20 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

Being laid off, while being offered a new job at the same place. Severance available?

Been wanting to quit my job. A unique situation has popped up which might allow me to do so which might give me severance/unemployment. Am I correct? [more inside]
posted by BecauseIHadFiveDollars on May 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Is quitting my job crazy?

Is it crazy to consider quitting my job? I'm giving myself a deadline of four months so I have time to prepare. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 7 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

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