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Quit Your Job With Class

Author: Scott Burleigh

Quit your job with class

When you get a new job or when you simply can't take another day, it can be tempting to leave a note on your desk that says "I quit" and never show up in the office again. While this might seem like the easy way out at the time, acting in contrast to social etiquette can come back to haunt you.

It is important to keep up as many professional relationships as possible in order to build your networking opportunities and potential recommendation resources. Furthermore, you never know who your current boss or manager may know or how their opinion of you can affect your ability to get hired for other opportunities.

According to Men's Health News, are many steps that you should follow in order to maintain good relations with a company after you quit. It may no longer be good enough to just give your two weeks notice when you are ready, instead try to be as considerate as possible when quitting a job. Men's Health says this starts with planning a thorough explanation as to why you are leaving. Next, consider preparing a document that details your daily tasks and your recent and upcoming projects. This will help your managers delegate the tasks to others and transition another person into your role.

U.S. News and World Report Money suggests talking to your superiors in person, rather than in email, about your decision to quit. Although it can be intimidating to have the conversation face to face, most employers will take this to mean you are being upfront and honest about your resignation.

Finally, avoid the desire to work less during your last couple weeks on the job. Final impressions are often lasting and it would be unfortunate to spoil a reputation because of this. Quit a job gracefully to be considerate to the company and to help yourself in the future.

In Brief

  • When you get a new job or when you simply can't take another day, it can be tempting to leave a note on your desk that says "I quit" and never show up in the office again.
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