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Should I quit my temp job or am I just being fussy?

Last week, after 5 months of unemployment and desperation I managed to get a minimum wage temp job through an agency. On my first day I was incredibly excited to have finally found a job, but quickly realised that I hate it. It's a data entry position, inputting handwritten inventory data into a database. Basically the job is incredibly tedious, there is no variety, I'm doing exactly the same repetitive task for 7.5 hours a day. I'm basically working by myself in an office with other people and can't really talk to anyone because it distracts me. I can't really leave to take a break because the office door is locked and someone has to let me in every time. They are nice to me though and tell me to take regular breaks but there is nowhere to go. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on May 18, 2014 - 29 answers

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

Quitting when my employer has big plans for me

I'm ready to give my notice, with an end date of April 30. However, my department has some huge projects coming up that were taken on with the assumption I would be around to design them, and, well, I don't want to be. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2014 - 27 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

I finally made some decisions, but I'm pretty sure i was wrong. Help?

I recently switched to part time at work and moved back in with my parents so that I could attend grad school full time and I'm beginning to think that I made a horrible mistake. Would it be a terrible idea to leave school and try to figure out another direction? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by aka_anon on Oct 19, 2013 - 17 answers

Money and depression? Or Broke and Happy?

I can’t really decide how to quit my job. I know I want to quit – the reasons for wanting to quit are justified, but I thought about giving my employer some kind of choice before I just kick the bucket and not come back. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Jun 16, 2013 - 22 answers

I don't want to tip my hand.

I am planning on leaving my job, and indeed my current career path, in the next 3-ish months, but for various practical reasons I want to stay for those next 3-ish months. There's a conference coming up that I would absolutely be going to if I were staying in this career. Do I sign up for the conference? If I do, the conference fee will be wasted when one of my coworkers could use the money for their own professional development (and money is tight in our department) and I'm afraid this would cause bad feelings and people would take it personally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2013 - 18 answers

Tips for leaving my work on a good note instead of arguing

I've decided to leave my job, and I want to be responsible and wait 1-2 months to give notice so that I don't leave the company stranded. I've always had friction with my manager, which is one of the main reasons I'm leaving. During my last couple of months, I want to get along well with her so that she'll remember me positively, but I find myself blurting out negative things that I'm thinking. How do I stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2013 - 9 answers

What are good reasons for quitting a job?

I'm depressed and overwhelmed. I think this is primarily due to work pressures. Are these reasons to quit a job? What are some valid reasons? What should I be asking myself? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Feb 26, 2013 - 19 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

Putting in my two week notice after one week?

Just hired, now I have to quit. [more inside]
posted by flying_trapeze on Dec 31, 2012 - 15 answers

How do you move on from a bad job?

I am trying to process a period of professional turmoil in my life that occured over a year ago. Things are okay now but I am still dealing with painful emotions and memories from that experience. How can I go about finding closure? [more inside]
posted by rasselas81 on Dec 16, 2012 - 17 answers

Is it ever ok to quit?

Is it ok to quit a job when you know you are not going to be successful? I'm currently involved in a huge system transformation at work which is vastly underresourced and going sideways in a huge way. Is it ever ok to walk away from a situation like this? Should I stick it out and try to bring some success and closure to this project no matter how many overtime hours it takes? Or throw in the towel? Advice from anyone who has been in this situation is much appreciated?
posted by Minos888 on Nov 4, 2012 - 15 answers

Working after quitting, when should you ask to get paid?

Quitting my job and I know they will be calling me after I'm gone. Nobody is left here to do the work and they have products to ship. Where do you draw the line on friendly help vs paid subcontracting? [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on Oct 4, 2012 - 39 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

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

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

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

How to hand over a job with the least pain for all

I am going on maternity leave in three weeks and may not have overlap with my replacement, so I won't get to train them. How do I prepare my team for this change? How do I prepare my replacement from afar? What are best practices in job handover? What do you wish your predecessor had left you? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 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

Leaving a job after an equity event/payout?

I need help/thoughts on deciding whether to stay or walk after a small equity payout. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Help leaving a job

My work and I have a last day in mind for me (I'm working and in school, and it just got too much this semester). However, a family situation came up, and I need to leave earlier than my last day. I need help on how to negotiate this with my work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 9 answers

I can't do everything ASAP!

Everything at work needs to be done ASAP. How do I deal? [more inside]
posted by smokingloon on Nov 1, 2011 - 18 answers

Should I criticize my boss in my exit interview?

Exit letter and interview...how should I treat the elephant in the room...my incompetent boss? [more inside]
posted by idle on Sep 14, 2011 - 26 answers

What is the common practice for turning in a notice to quit, is email good, or do I need to do it face to face with the board?

What is the common practice for turning in a notice to quit, is email good, or do I need to do it face to face with the board? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2011 - 7 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

Drowning in politics and lies at work

How do I navigate this increasingly complicated and uncomfortable situation at work which involves lying on other people's part, future fibbing on my part, being angry at my bosses, and potentially following them out the door? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2010 - 17 answers

What to do about burnout when you can't be replaced immediately?

I run a small charity that works with several hundred children with about 40 staff doing operations and two people working with me on fundraising and management. I'm unpaid and fulltime, and completely burnt out but it's not a job I can quit or handover immediately - I'm doing a transition to half-time, but it will take another six months, due to the specialised work. How do I stop myself from just setting fire to my desk one day? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 8 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

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

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

Am I an jerk to consider quitting?

I'm lucky enough to have a job. Am I an jerk to consider quitting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 23 answers

I've got to go, but I know just the guy to help you out...

Have you, or someone you know, ever actually quit your job and convinced your employer to hire you back as a vendor or consultant, producing great happiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

What to do about my excruciating work situation?

What are the best strategies for my current work situation? Question relates to disability, unemployment, and illegal activities (not mine). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 17 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

How much notice?

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

I want to quit my frustrating job and become a shareware developer - will this work?

My job is boring and frustrating. I worry I'm wasting my life. I want to quit and write shareware for a living. Is this a sane idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2008 - 34 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

How do I handle resigning from a company I love?

I'm looking for personal anecdotes and advice from the hive mind to deal with quitting a job at a company I helped build, with friends who I hope to remain close to. (Slightly long post inside) [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Sep 18, 2007 - 4 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

Do you get unemployment if you resign and they ask you to leave?

If you give two weeks notice and your employer asks you to leave immediately, are you eligible for unemployment in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jul 24, 2007 - 16 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

If I want to leave, do I let anyone know

I have a goals & objectives meeting with my boss. Lately work has been hugely unsatisfying, and I feel, moreover, that promises have been broken or infinitely deferred. I have plenty of other work opportunities, it is almost hard to keep them away. Do I mention that I am seriously considering leaving in this meeting in hopes that it might change things, or just be quiet and leap when the time is right? [more inside]
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Dec 14, 2006 - 20 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

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