Quitting a job regardless of the length of time worked is always nerve-racking much more when you just started and have decided it isn’t a great fit for a myriad of reasons. As in all things show respect and don’t burn bridges on your way out; be professional and courteous as best as you can.
Give two weeks’ notice
If you are quitting within the first three months of employment, while it isn’t necessary except if stated in your contract, you do not have to give the customary two-week notice, however, it is key that you quit in the most tactful way.
Hand in your notice in person. Granted you might feel embarrassed don’t be tempted to text or phone in your resignation or quit through your Human Resources office. Set up a meeting with your boss and hand in your resignation. Depending on the organization, you might not need to work the full two weeks, but still get paid.
Don’t badmouth your boss; colleagues or organization
Regardless of how you feel, don’t go about speaking badly about your soon-to-be boss; colleagues or company to anyone within or outside the organization and most especially not on Social Media. It’s not worth the hassle. You surely don’t want to complicate your exit or have to deal with legal actions for slander.
Gracefully bow out and make note of the lessons you learned or the red flags you missed during the interview process for future reference.
Don’t slack off
If you are able to give notice and would be working those two weeks, awkward as it might feel do put out your best effort. You may need the recommendation of your colleagues and /or boss.
Your attitude will demonstrate how you will be remembered after you’ve left. Being productive will leave a positive impression on their minds and may even make them see things from your point of view. Express gratitude and set off to your next job with no ill will.
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Till Next Time,