I work for a defense contractor and I have decided to quit. I put in my resignation but my boss strongly suggested I stay for the end of the contract which he said would be a month.
Since we are a small company and we've had some turnover over the past year, I am the only person at my company working this contract. I don't want to burn a bridge or cause harm to the company especially since they already have had a good bit of turnover, so I agreed to finish the contract.
It was later was presented to me that we had a good bit more funding left then the previously described month. I agreed to work 10 weeks, and over the past week have realized that I don't think the remaining work will take me 10 weeks to complete.
At this point I'm feeling a bit strung along because I feel like I agreed to stay additional time because I believed there was a dire need that I am skeptical of now. At the same time I know resources are limited and there are only a few candidates for people that could take over and I am not eager to throw this on their shoulders.
I really would like to move on with my life and don't want to be twiddling my thumbs for 10 weeks just to make things convenient for the employer without there being a serious need. Still, I feel guilty reopening the discussion since I did agree to the 10 weeks.
Am I being difficult and I should just suck it up and do my 10 weeks or is the company asking too much?