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I Need Advice On How To Quit A Job.  
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8189 times:

Dear forum users,

I need advice on how to quit my current job. I have been working there for a while now, know the managers well and I am well liked at my current place of employment. However being a cashier and pushing carts is not what I want to do for the duration of High School.

I applied at Target and got a job on the sales floor in the electronics department. This is what I have always wanted to do, play with the Playstations, watch DVD's, HELP PEOPLE...

Well, it turns out Target offered me the job on the spot with better pay and discounts on all merchandise. However I am still employed at my current job.
I want to be very classy about this because the managers I had were all VERY nice to me, respected me and let me do very fun jobs.

I don't want to hear "Tell them to go F*** themselves" and "You suck, I'm outta here" and the famous scene from Half Baked.

I know I have to turn in a two week notice letter, however is there any way I can quit before then?

Thanks,
-174thfwff

41 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8153 times:

No. In all fairness you should be honest and give the two weeks notice. Supermmarkets are nor career places. Managers know that. They expect you to go some day. Just because they know that does not mean they won't try to get you not to quit. But be firm in your resolve.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8111 times:

Here is what I would do. I would go to your boss, and tell him you are giving 2 weeks notice. Inform him that you have found a new, better paying job and such, and if there was anyway possible if you could end your employment early (sooner than the 2 weeks). Be professional, and polite. Chances are, they will understand and hopefully work with you. Kids in a grocery store are a dime a dozen, so replacing you should not be a tough thing. Hopefully this helps.

User currently offlineRenton_WA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8080 times:

Simple:

This note is to inform you that I'm tendering my resignation. I have
accepted a position with another company. My last day will be ........


That's all you need to say. Though it's common practice to give two weeks notice or "the professional thing to do", you are not required. If you're new job offers you more $ and/or it's closer to you or better opportunity that's what you should tell them and they will/should understand.

Hope this helps.
Renton_WA


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8102 times:

Say you are seeing a physiotheraphist about a heridtary back problem. That should sort it out... I think. That's what I would do anyway.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8063 times:

Well, if they didn't lay me off, I was going to ask my former employer to fire me. I'm sure they would have been most happy to oblige.

User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8048 times:

Once again, I agree with KROC.

I guess great minds think alike...  Laugh out loud



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8037 times:

"And fools seldom differ...."


Just thought I'd complete the proverb, I've no problem with either of you.  Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8031 times:

It all depends. Do you want to be able to get reccomendations from them?


Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8031 times:

Wow is 737doctor a bright guy. Now I have to try and find room on my Res. list for a new member, lol!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7995 times:

174th, I was in your position a few years ago with a really good job at a company I really liked, but I got an offer to come to Vienna. I remember I was scared shitless, because like you said, everyone liked me and were kind and courteous to me. I finally got the guts to write a resignation letter and handed it to my boss, meanwhile I'm shaking in fear of his thunderous response.

He actually called me closer, hugged me, called me like his son, and told me he was happy for me that I was moving on to something better. When my coworkers found out, far from being upset, two different departments threw me two parties. I was completely overwhelmed.

So I guess the moral of the story is to just be honest, and especially since they like you, you've got absolutely nothing to lose. I'm sure you'll be surprised at their response once you approach the situation in an honest way.

Good luck with the new job!


User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7995 times:

It's not too difficult. What is the important issue here - you and your "development" prospects, or a former job? You need to make the decision that allows you to further yourself while still respecting your current employer. KROC hit the nail on the head. Honesty is always best, and if your current employers are a good to you as you say, they won't want to hold you back, although they may be sorry to lose you.
Have fun and good luck.
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

Just give them your notice. Yes it is hard (I have had to do it 3 times and have almost chickened out all 3 times).

The only advice I can give is to take the job at Target. I worked at a Target for alittle over 6 months. Even though it was my second lowest paying job ($6.75 an hour weekdays $7.75 on weekends) it was by far the best job I had. The management there is top notch and the majority of the customers love Target.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7952 times:

Well guys and Iain...

I am going to talk to a close manager about this tomorrow. Target accepted me on the spot...Actually they wanted to give me a managers position until the regional north east manager said no because of my age.  Sad


With that said, I know Target will give me more opportunities to come that will continue to make my never ending saga called life more enjoyable.

Since they were nice to me, I will give them a two weak notice and that will be it since they already have me on the schedule.

We did get a little off topic, however I don't feel like deleting them because it's my thread and I don't mind to much.

Thanks again for all the advice and besides, if this job is a wreck, I am fortunate because the only person that I am supporting is myself, and I live off my parents so its a Win Win I guess.

-174th



User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7959 times:

The two week notice is about as outdated as an Apple IIe. Many companies would like at least a one week notice these days. You can always do what I did with one job I had in college. My manager asked me what my schedule would be when Winter Quarter started and I told him I could only work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Well lo and behold, the day I'm supposed start back to school, he schedules me to work. I was already sick of the place, they transferred me to a department I didn't want to work in; they wouldn't let me transfer to a department that was willing to work around my school schedule, and so I was essentially fed up anyway. So the first day of Winter Quarter starts, I go to class instead of work (I felt it was the more important of the two). I get home that afternoon, and I've got like 12 messages from my manager asking me "Where are you, you're supposed to be working today." So on payday the next week, I go to get my check, and he asks "Do you still want to work here?" I bluntly told him "No, because you won't work around my school schedule". And that was that.

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7956 times:





What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7995 times:

KROC hit the nail on the head.

Hmmm, that's funny. Usually KROC just hits on guys, hoping to get nailed or give them head!  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud



Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7935 times:

What is it with you and talking about hitting on guys tonight We're Nuts? Oh, I get it. Your Estrogen levels are up again.  Big grin

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7929 times:

Sorry KROC. Didn't mean to set you up there. Good one We're Nuts!
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7916 times:

Hepkat,

There are people that actually liked you?

 Smile


User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7890 times:

I agree with everyone who suggests honesty. They must know that people will leave for better jobs & pay. Thank them for giving you the opportunity to work with them and tell them you really enjoyed it.

Don't burn any bridges.




VH-ADG


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7878 times:

If you haven't already done it, you should be able to find some really good resignation letters on the internet, just find one that suits, one that says something along the lines of the current job is great but it is time to broaden your experiences. Also ask them if you could possiblility that you want to leave earlier than the standard 2 weeks. Most employers would understand that a person that is quitting there job usually aren't going to be doing such a great job in the final days, so they might let you off your current job earlier.

Good luck with the new job, should be fun working in an electronics department with all the new gadgets.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7849 times:

You were denied a manager's position because of your age? Hmmm...this is sorta raising a flag. As far as I know (having worked in the HR department of a large firm), particularly if you're 18 or older, a company is not allowed to deny you a position or promotion because of your age. This is probably impractical advice, seeing that your primary goal right now is to simply get your foot through the door, but age discrimination in the U.S., with very few exceptions, is against the law.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7843 times:

Hepkat, I'm not 18, I'm younger.

What do you all think is better? Telling them by mouth, or giving them a letter?
I think I would prefer by mouth, however I have never quit a job before.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7839 times:

Tell them face to face. It's not like your job requires a resignation letter. Them hearing it right from you is the best way to handle it.

25 AC320 : I would find a puddle of water from a broken freezer in the frozen food section. Then slip, fall, and beak something there in full view of a liability
26 Flight152 : 174thfwff I have been worknig at Target (T-1011) for about a year now. Its a great company to work for, im sure you will like it. I kinda know how the
27 Hepkat : 174th, telling them is not enough. They will need some written document to keep on file.
28 KROC : Hepkat. He does not need documentation when quiting a job at Wegmans (Grocery Store). Nobody needs a resignation notice when they leave McDonalds and
29 Hepkat : That may be KROC, but putting it in writing is a good way of protecting himself, regardless of where he works. There're many times when pesky disputes
30 KROC : Hepkat. Your philosophy is well and good, for employment for the jobs that we have now. Wegmans turns kids out left and right. The need for a letter,
31 174thfwff : Lawyers? Man, I thought quitting a job would be easy! -174th
32 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Just tell your boss where he can shove your job. Works everytime B4e-Forever New Frontiers
33 174thfwff : This is my result. Hope people still care enough to read it...lol Well guys, today was D-Day. I woke up later then usual because the night before I wa
34 Post contains images Jwenting : Good luck at your new job. As dripstick showed, a oneliner is enough for even the resignation of the president of the USA so you should need no more A
35 174thfwff : CRAP! They owe me my tax money. Darn, have to work it out this week.
36 VC-10 : Just tell your boss where he can shove your job - not clever. You never know what is around the corner and you may need that job again one day (even i
37 Hepkat : I agree with VC-10, always try to terminate your job on friendly grounds. See, it was a lot easier than you thought, especially since they already lik
38 174thfwff : Hepkat, At least I won't be a cashier when I am there 90% of the time. I will be on the sales floor in the electronics department. -174th
39 Seiple : I used to work at Target (T-36 and T-59) as various positions including Cashier Team Lead. If you quit without giving Target two week's notice, you ar
40 174thfwff : Seiple, They were going to give me a Level Two position in electronics. However I am just as content as a level one on the sales floor in electonics.
41 Seiple : Target was fine. I worked in a real ghetto store when I was a lead cashier... I actually begged to go back to answering the telephone and doing HR pap
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