I started a really good job 3weeks ago, I am actually very good at what I am doing here and have made an impact. There is nothing wrong with the role, it's as I expected, in fact much more high profile which is good.

The problem is I just had an offer for another job with a great company, more money and better future prospects and I have accepted the offer after careful consideration (there was no contest really other than me only being in a job for 3 weeks!).

I am now wondering how to tell my manager, I know they have struggled to fill the role as they were looking for the "right person" and I have also been introduced to most of the leadership team I will be working with.
How do I explain to my manager and to everyone else who I have met? I know it's only business but I am gutted for my manager (he is a nice guy and the company seems really good too, just that I have always wanted to work for the other company and I have better future prospects there too so not just about the money).

FWIW I have a 4 weeks notice period.

Please advise, I have to do it as soon as my manager is back from holiday in a couple of days...

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    Hi Boss, this isn't working out for me. Here's my 2 week notice... – NotMe Sep 22 '16 at 1:41
  • @TheWanderingDevManager not sure, whereas both questions are about quitting a job early on, the other specifically mention intrinsic issues with the given job. Here the OP only wants to leave because of another job. Meaning that the accepted answer from the other question cannot be used exactly here. – clem steredenn Sep 22 '16 at 7:13
  • Yes @bilbo I agree my situation is very different, there are no issues with the job, it would be a lie to say there was so I can't use that, I enjoy what I do & I am good at it too. It's just that I finished the interview process for the other role before I started here but because of holidays etc I only just found after I started here and the role has better future prospects, more money too although this is not the huge driver. Thanks – Mi.sst Sep 22 '16 at 10:14
  • Then duplicate of : workplace.stackexchange.com/q/7406/16 – IDrinkandIKnowThings Sep 22 '16 at 17:45

Your post is even-handed, polite, and complimentary to your current boss and team members, and your motivation is clear. Send an email to your boss with a link to this question, and say, "I wrote this."

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    I don't think it's ever a good idea to show an employer a random post on the internet you made about their company. Especially since this person likes the company, he should at least tell them in person. – RyanIG Sep 22 '16 at 10:36
  • Print this page out and bring it to his office then. Or write it on a card. Whatever. The point is that the question clearly articulates Mi.sst's reasoning for the resignation and avoids any negative attribution. Everything s/he needs to say/write/email is already in the question. – ExactaBox Sep 22 '16 at 20:14

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