So, You Want to Quit Your Job…

Posted on 26 April 2020

​Is your boss being overbearing? Are your coworkers the human embodiment of the word mean? Is your pay low, but your work excessive?

Quit! Wait, before you do that, there are some things you must do before you leave.

Even if your current workplace wants you to drive your head through a wall, remain kind and poised. If you plan to continue your career in the same industry as your past job, it is imperative to maintain a decent relationship with your previous boss and coworkers. This is especially true if you plan to reference the company on your resume.

Submit a two-week notice resignation stating your reasons for leaving. Be sure to submit this notice two weeks in advance to provide the company with enough time to re-fill

your position. Express your reasonings in a well-thought-out manner. It's always best to compliment your boss, the company and highlight the positives of your experience there.

Here is an article providing multiple resignation templates:

In the mechanical HVAC and Plumbing industry, the circle is pretty small. Most employers know each other, so receiving a bad reference is very damaging. One bad reference

can be the sole reason you don't get hired at other companies. Take each day with stride, professionalism, and incredible work ethic.

What not to do:

Avoid quitting abruptly. Don't be a 'the day of' quitter. Walking into work and announcing to your boss that you're quitting "effective immediately" is highly unethical.

Don't give a verbal resignation. It's acceptable to provide a verbal resignation but provide a written one, as well.

It's okay if you want to leave your previous job, but guarantee that it's on a positive note!

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