Hi everyone! I haven't been to Non-av in a long time, but I figured if I can get decent help with science projects and aviation questions in Tech Ops and Civ_av, I might be able to get at least some decent advice on other life questions here in Non Av. I mean hey, it's not like I'm asking for help with girls
Just some background information, I currently work a job where I do odd-jobs for a contractor who builds houses in the area. I'm required to provide my own transportation to/from job sites (up to 50 miles a day, not terrible I guess but not normal for a HS Student), sometimes I go out and there's no work and I have to drive back. During the past 3 weeks I have done 2 hours of work. Wage is $8/hr. The boss keeps promising more work, but never calls to inform me of it, and never answers/returns my calls.
I just got offered a different job, and I am going to take it. I've checked it out (it's legit), and just recently found out that one of the perks is around 6 out-of-state trips per year, co-ordinated with weekends and holidays for those of us employees still in high school. They fly us out, pay for hotels, give us a food allowance, etc. It's 8/hr, and how many kids get paid to fly around to different places in the US 6 times a year?
The only problem I have is my (soon-to-be) old boss, he's a cool guy and we've become friends (even though he doesn't return my calls ), and I'm nervous to tell him I'm quitting. This was my first job, and I am familiar with the two-weeks notice thing, but I've never informed someone I'm quitting before. Is it something most people are professional about, IE I tell him that I'm going to quit after two weeks, and we go on with life? I never signed a contract binding me to a certain amount of time working, so there's nothing he can do to force me to stay, is there?
Right now I think I'm going to just go up to him and say "I got offered a new job, and I think I'm going to take it, but I will be here for two more weeks." Is that on the right track, or is it the wrong thing to do, wrong way to approach it?
Any advice would be welcome
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