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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Things to remember when you quit

You may not think you need to remember anything except to make sure you clean out your desk when you leave, but that isn’t true. You need to remember that you need to leave that jib on good terms. You may be thinking why I am never going back. That would not be the reason you leave on good terms. You need to leave on good terms because in case you need a reference you can have your new potential job call the one who had and if you leave on good terms they will be more than happy to help you out.

Sometimes when you put that the new employer cannot contact the old they might anyway because they may be curious as to why the can’t. You also can’t quit on bad terms because if you are owed any overtime or any sick or vacation days you may get them easier if you part on good terms. By parting on good terms we mean giving a two week notice and handing in a polite two week resignation.

You also should remember that finding a new jib may not be that easy so make sure that you have a job lined up before you quit. Even if you can’t stand going to work day after day if you don’t have a job you can’t pay the bills. You need to remember rent, car insurance, bills, car payment and if you have children that should be enough reason in itself not to quit before you get a new job.

Remember your responsibilities and remember you need to have income coming in. If you have a husband or wife and they are working they support your decision to just quit without getting another job but don’t take advantage of that fact. If you do quit your job without a new one, then start looking for one right a way. Even though they are being supportive you can’t really take advantage because bills still need to be paid and to out the burden on your spouse it is not fair.

Overall, remember when quitting your job it is important to keep in mind your family, your bills and not to impulsively quit without getting a new job and to quit with proper notice and on good terms. It will help you in the long run.


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