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Friday, May 18, 2007

How to deal with an angry Boss

If you have an angry boss then this may be one of the reasons why you are quitting. Dealing with a boss or manager that is hard to get along with can be a volatile situation. While you may like your job, is it worth coming in to work everyday and deal with someone who constantly makes your 8 hours of work unbearable.

For most people it can be, believe it or not if the person at work giving you a hard time is your boss or manager some people tend to stay because they have a good deal and the money is good. While it can be tempting to stay, it really is in your best interest to leave that job.

If you work for a big company ask for a transfer but chances are you won't get one unless the boss doesn't like you either. Then it is a win win situation. But if a transfer is not possible then the best thing to do is quit. We will explain why.

While it is never in the best interest to quit your job. We want to make it clear that before you quit you find a new job first. But by coming into a hostile work environment everyday should motivate you faster. Any way, what happens over time is that you spend 8 hours a day at this job and you are working for the one person who makes life hard there after some time it will weigh on you and you will begin to be hostile back to the boss and other co-workers who may not deserve it. What is worse is by working in that kind of situation all day you are guaranteed to bring that attitude home with you and you will take it out on your family which is never a good thing.

So before you have a hostile work and home situation, look for a new job. Write your letter or resignation and then give it to your boss.

If they ask why you are leaving explain you are not happy anymore and it is time for you to move on. If the boss doesn't like you, then handing in that letter won't be a problem and he or she will let you know they appreciate your work and they will wish you luck and you politely replay Thank You, you too.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Advice on Changing Careers

Most people if they had planned the right way are ready to leave one job for another. There are many people who do that and then realize they made too many changes a little to fast. So what can you do to lessen the blow of leaving one job and then beginning another.

One of the first things you should do is to be prepared by not quitting one job without having another job. This way it alleviates the pressure of rushing around and panicking when you can't pay the rent because you impulsively quit your job. We know the temptation is there sometimes to just walk away and think I will have no trouble finding a job but the truth is chances are unless you left on good terms you will not get a recommendation from your old job.

Be smart and you will be Ok.

Once you have decided to quit your job that is when you can begin looking for a new job. The beauty of looking for a new job while still working is that you still have money coming in. Once you have interviewed and they call you that you got the job. They will ask you when you can start. You want to take a week off between jobs so explain that you need to give a two week notice and you need a week to tie up lose end. Chances are they will have no problem giving you that time. It will also look good to them that you are considerate of your job to give them a 2 week notice. It does show character.

The next thing you need to do is write a letter or resignation and give it to your boss as soon as possible. Because the letter of resignation should have the two week notice in it and it will be effective from the date you give it to your boss. You want to make sure that you give them 2 weeks plus have that week off in between.

Planning is half the key, if you plan the right way you can successfully switch jobs without any type of stress and you can make everyone happy. Your old jib will get two weeks to replace you, you get a week off to relax and unwind before starting a new job and your new job will get a fresh, rested new employee.