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Questions tagged [quitting]

Questions about leaving one's job.

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Delayed start at new company

A friend of mine used to work as an intern is a small company and accepted an offer as an intern in a big company. He quit the small company in December because (due to local law) interns are ...
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I am extremely uncomfortable & fed up at work- do I quit without another job lined up? [closed]

EDIT: TL;DR I had 100+ problems with my current company, esp due to horrible & inappropriate management. For the sake of my well-being & mental health- I put in my 2 weeks. Thank you to ...
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Quit to avoid being fired?

My workplace, where I've been working for 6 years now, has become more and more toxic the past few years and I've been considering to quit. Specifically I've been thinking to notify them months in ...
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I’m planning on quitting my job and now I’m being promoted, do I accept the promotion? [closed]

I have been at my corporate job for almost 6 years and I have enjoyed it and learned so much, but for the last year I have felt ready for a change. So about a year ago, my partner and I started ...
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Quitting a job to work at a better job which I might have to end up quitting anyway

I recently graduated from college with a CS degree and almost immediatley started working full time at company A. I had been with this company for several months before I graduated and became aware ...
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How to respond to disastrous workplace while looking for a new job?

I’ve just started job hunting, but even if I should find something quickly, it’s still going to be a matter of several weeks before I leave and it could certainly be more. How should I respond to my ...
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How do I make amends and go about apologizing to former manager(s) after being dismissed for gross misconduct?

I was fired for gross misconduct , and want to apologize to my former mangers as I didn't see them at all during my last days at the company. Should i ring/message them to ask to meet face to face to ...
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Should I tell my going-to-be-my-boss colleague I'm leaving if it hurts his career? [closed]

Finally, after ten years, I'm about to give in my notice. The exact details of the new contract are still to be agreed upon, but as soon as that's done, I'm off. The department is being restructured ...
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Worth quitting job and risk having a gap in resume/cv?

I'm currently working for a seemingly great company. However I don't really feel challenged, often bored with the work I get and sometimes even flat out don't have any work to do. Furthermore the ...
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Can I work just what I'm paid for while leaving?

At my current company, I spent months being bullied and told to quit. I then found a much better position, quit and my last day is on Friday. I can honestly say I prepared a very solid handover - ...
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Wanting to leave to start my own business, however the company president relies on me heavily

I'm looking to leave to start my own business. I'm managing a team of 9 developers and our president is not very tech fluent to say the least. Also, our president is about to let go of an ...
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Accepting a team member who is slated to quit on the first day?

Context So you as a Manager are expanding your team and recently signed a new promising team member(subordinate). After few weeks of signing the potential future employee comes back saying that he ...
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Should I quit my internship early? [closed]

I took an offer for a year long internship after graduating college this year and I have been in the position for 3 months. I feel as though the internship has not been as described but I ...
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Would it give a bad impression if I left my job because my past projects “keep following me”?

Some context I'm currently working in a large IT company for over three years. I have worked on five projects and have a new one currently. Problem Two of my past projects are finished on paper (...
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Should I tell my coworkers I was asked to leave?

I was bullied by my boss for months. He also told me some time ago he wanted me to quit and did virtually everything he could to make me quit. (He wasn't able to fire me, since I didn't do anything ...
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Planning business trip while looking to quit

I recently joined company X. They want to send me on a business trip for training for a few weeks overseas (standard for all new hires), and are coordinating with me to plan this trip. They will soon ...
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What disadvantages does being unemployed confer on a job search? [duplicate]

I am currently working at a software-development job I'm not fond of my salary (which is below the industry average), benefits that I do not need, and there are no career advancement prospects. I ...
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Disrespectful Colleague, Management not Doing a Thing

I have been in my current job for almost 7 months (it's my first job out of college), the first month was awesome! I really loved my job and enjoyed every minute of it! then there were some changes in ...
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How should I ask my boss to work part-time so I can work on a profitable personal project, without the risk of being fired?

I got 5 months of internship in a company, then I got 3 months of probation period which will end at the end of this year. Another guy got an internship along with me for the same task, got a ...
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I have an upcoming performance review but I'm planning to leave work within a couple months [duplicate]

I don't enjoy the work with my current employer and I'm planning to leave within the next couple months. I'd like to start doing some freelance work and travel. The people at my current workplace ...
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How to leave gracefully from a subsidiary company [closed]

All. I would like to hear some advice on how to leave a subsidiary company gracefully. Background I have been working for a company for a little more than two years. Due to bureaucracies and ...
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Former job asking for laptop password weeks after leaving

I left my job and turned in my laptop. On that work laptop, I used my "usual" personal password, as the password. When I left and turned in the laptop, no-one asked for the password. A couple of ...
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How should I clean up, before I quit my job [closed]

Recently I just started a new job and decided to quit soon after realizing it does not fit me. The only thing I concern about is that, while I was working I was talking to people on a website where ...
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Can I quit in the middle of a project as a freelancer?

I'm kinda new to the job market and I'm basically only working to get some extra money as I'm currently in the last year of university. At this moment I'm freelancing for a company and I signed a ...
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Should I leave the job for which I am not competent? [closed]

As I said in the title I got the job but I know I am not competent for this job because I do not have enough knowledge about this job. I feel like I stole the job from someone who is eligible for the ...
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How should I write my resignation for my situation and should I have a few job opportunities in mind before I turn in my week's notice?

I've been working with this small interior design firm (although "contractor" would be more accurate) for a total of 10 days, but I can already tell that I won't enjoy being in this line of work for ...
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Should I volunteer for a pay cut?

I work for a very small software shop (2 employees) and was brought in when they were awarded a large project 2 years back. At that time I was offered a pay that is higher than the industry as the ...
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Started a new job and already feel like quitting, but I have a 6 month probation period [duplicate]

So I've been working for this interior design company for a week and a half, under the impression that I would be sourcing clients in sales rather than being a interior designer-in-training. And now ...
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Should I quit my current job to take some time to prepare for the next interview? [duplicate]

I am a senior developer in the Java domain. I want to quit my current job and find a new one in the next 2 months or so. The problem: I feel like I've been out of touch with some of the latest ...
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As a grad, does leaving at the end of probation have negative impact on CV?

My first-ever employer made a serious mistake in assessing how much they could offer. My salary offer got reduced significantly right after starting at the company, and I don't intend on accepting it. ...
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How can I deal with a manager who gives an unfairly negative appraisal?

A manager (a little higher than my direct manager in the food chain) who I worked with for 1 month ruined an entire appraisal result of mine, and nothing's stopping them from doing it again. This ...
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How to decline additional responsibilities because I'm planning on leaving the company?

I have been working for a multinational company in Portugal for approximately 4 years. My manager is on an indeterminate leave and I have been acting as her back-up, because I am the person with ...
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How to resign from a role with an overly emotional boss

I want to leave my job, but I am worried about having to deal with my boss. From previous experience I have seen they do not deal with this well, taking it personally rather than being professional, ...
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Can I resign without notice due to unhealthy working conditions?

I've been working at a fast food joint part-time for about 2 weeks and I'm doing the job of cashier and janitor. For the janitor part, I have to deal with cleaning sprays that give me day-long ...
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Is it fine to quit after company spends for future business trip?

Me and my fiance are in the same team under same manager. The manager and the rest of the team is unaware of this. We plan to tell them 2 months before our marriage. We are not sure what happens after ...
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Relocating to different city; 1-month notice given, but workers contract says 3-month required and employer is NOT letting me leave

I work at a small private business in USA, California. My family recently decided to relocate to a different city and I cannot keep working at the same company as commute time is unrealistic. I ...
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How to escape a shill directorship [closed]

I have been working for a company for a little over 6 years. Around 18 months ago the director approached me with a proposal. He was launching a sister company to do much the same thing but in some ...
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Quitting a (probably impossible) freelance job that I'm not qualified for

I accepted a job that I'm not really qualified for from a repeat client who I've enjoyed working with in the past. When they offered me the job, I told them that I wasn't qualified and offered to help ...
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Started a new job a week ago, I want to leave

So I started a new IT job just over a week ago. The interview went great, I met the people I would be "working" with and reporting to. At the time, they had a contractor in that was doing all of ...
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Stuck in a toxic environment, Co-worker unjustly fired and don't know what to do [closed]

I've been working a job at a startup for almost two months now, and I've been getting more and more uncomfortable with my work situation. My boss is often difficult to work with, and recently he had ...
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Just got hired but have to move all of a sudden

I just got hired for a sales position at a chain massage parlor. However, due to circumstances outside of my control, I have to move to a different state in about 3 weeks. I did not know about this ...
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What is the right verbiage for quitting?

In two weeks, I will be leaving my employment, in what I hope to be good terms with management and coworkers. I have given appropriate notice and am trying to ease the transition for everyone ...
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Can I quit a job after receiving a gift?

My boss gave me a gift, but I am actively looking at a new job. If I get the new job, it would be much higher pay. Can I still leave even though I was given this gift? ($50 value) I would feel awful ...
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Can I quit a job on the first day? [duplicate]

I'm a 17 year old guy entering his senior year in highschool. I have a car and have to pay for insurance, gas, repairs, etc. I recently applied to a job at my local mexican restaurant, and I got ...
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How should I address a popular team member leaving?

I had a "go to" guy quit my team. This guy always came up with new frameworks, technology, and all engineering stuff. Anyway, he did not really knew about these tech stack and always over engineered ...
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Should I give more than 2 weeks notice if I'm out of office before my end date? [duplicate]

Background I work at a large international company as a software engineer. I'm part of a small specialized team of me and 3 electrical and systems engineers (I'm the software specialist of the team). ...
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Should I take an offer that solves my problem, but giving my coworkers more burden?

I'm a Java web developer working for more than 3 years. I developed web apps but never did operations. Meanwhile, employees are getting out one by one, and an operation work came to me; Legacy servers ...
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Asking for a raise when you are quitting for future job search

I'm going to continue my higher education and about to leave my current jobs. I've already told my manager that I'm going to leave but I've not handed in my official notice yet. Is it a good idea to ...
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Can I take a copy of documents that I've written with me upon resignation? [closed]

I've been writing Technical Documentation for a few years at my current employment. I am currently resigning from my position and am curious: is it considered acceptable for me to take a copy of what ...
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How can I ethically “ease into” quitting a job?

This is a first for me, as I've never quit a full-time job before. I've been with my company for several years now and my relationship with my team is great; however, a better opportunity has opened ...