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How to quit?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by leftover_salmon, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. DerekS

    DerekS Well-Known Member

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    dont be a pansy...burn bridges.....tell em all to go fuck themselves and make a big scene...smack the secretary on her ass on your way out. Alpha. as. fuck.


    Or a simple meeting with the boss...tell him youre quitting, dont bother with the 2 weeks.
     
  2. jays978

    jays978 Well-Known Member

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    Just grab a room with the manager you directly report to and tell him/her you were offered and accepted another opportunity. The manner in which it's going to be received is out of your control. Come on brotha! You're in trading! Congratulations.

    If HR needs a resignation letter on record they will let you know.
     
  3. leftover_salmon

    leftover_salmon Well-Known Member

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    So I ended up telling my MD (a 35-year old guy I sit within arms reach of and spend half the day joking with and the other half working for). I pretty much struck him speechless and we then had an open conversation for an hour and a half in which he repeatedly told me that it wasn't too late to not quit and that I could stay if I wanted, and asked what it would take to keep me here. I'm supposed to talk to the group head tomorrow (he left while I was talking to the MD) but I'm betting that conversation will be a lot shorter and less amicable. In any case, I'm glad it went so well.

    I will say that it was the hardest conversation I've ever had. As I was talking to him, it struck me that I was losing a few genuine friends and I am quite sad about that.
     
  4. Risque

    Risque Well-Known Member

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    It's a small world dude. As long as you didn't t burn your bridges (which sounds like the case) and you'll likely cross paths again. Take it as a positive that they actually wanted to go to lengths to keep you.
     
  5. Unregistered

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    Pretty much all the advice has been given (and thank you for them! Such information is always useful especially to college students like myself)

    Just wanted to say congratulations to the OP on your new job and being able to initiate your resignation so smoothly!
     
  6. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    Happy the situation went reasonably well for you.

    Out of school (last year) I had a pretty intense convo with my finance manager that I wasn't doing my job well. It was hard to swallow, but was pretty much the truth because I hated my work and had no desire to be there. The next day I gave her my letter of resignation, effectively immediately. That was the end of it and I've been happier since. Best of luck.
     
  7. binge

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    Go to your local record store, buy a copy of this and give it to your boss:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Reggs

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    As I was talking to him, it struck me that I was losing a few genuine friends and I am quite sad about that.

    You have to move forward. What else can you say?

    If anything, try not to be personal with those you work with.
     
  9. 6GOLD.BIGCARTEL.

    6GOLD.BIGCARTEL. New Member

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    Tell them that you recieved an offer that you couldn't refuse in New York, and while you like working there it's just the best choice for your future. They'll understand, and if they don't, then fuck them anyway.

    This.
     
  10. denyalmartin

    denyalmartin New Member

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    Nice post. I got so used to brainlessly procrastinating that it left me with no sense of self. confusion and feeling really fake and worthless. So basically its a better idea in the long run to start using your time better.
     
  11. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Well-Known Member

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    Tell them that you recieved an offer that you couldn't refuse in New York, and while you like working there it's just the best choice for your future. They'll understand, and if they don't, then fuck them anyway.

    +1000
     
  12. GHo

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    so, how'd this play out? how did your direct manager take it?
     

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