From the article: Tips for Quitting Your Job
Have you quit a job? What happened? How did you quit? What did you say? Share your story of quitting your job and read how others handled it. This is an opportunity to read and share your experiences with other readers just like you. Share Your Story
I'm Finally Free
- Today I went to work and as a daily routine my boss pulls me aside and tells me that another customer complained about my work ethics. After hearing so much bullsh*t from my boss lately I finally decided I was done with it. I wiped my tears and told them I don't want to work there anymore. Finally I feel free it is as if all the weight has been lifted off of me. I know I'm a good employee it is just that this wasn't the place for me. They failed to see me when I'm smiling and doing my best and those who don't appreciate me are not worthy of having my presence around. Freedom never tasted so good.
- —Guest Angel
- I didn't plan to quit my job today, but I did and I feel free! Thank God my husband is supportive and saw what I went through. I asked a new boss #4 to meet and discuss my absence and some changes, so she prepared by citing me for insubordination and that I was wasting her time. She didn't want it to happen again blah, blah, blah so I said "that's fine then today's my last day". She jumped up and told me to leave and not touch my computer. Funny! She ran into my office and snatched the laptop. Hopefully it made her feel better and helped her out with my departure because she doesn't know jack about what I do or what the organization is truly about. Could care less, wasn't my personal computer nor did I use it as such. Four bosses in a year, doing the work of three people, constant stress leading to illness and absence... Why not make it permanent?! Took a huge weight off.
- —Guest Adios Amigos
I Left My Letter of Resignation
- My boss would shun me when he was upset with me. I intended to discuss my resignation with him however he was upset with me and wouldn't look at me let alone meet with me. I changed my letter from "two weeks notice" to "leaving immediately". I left my letter of resignation with the HR lady and left immediately.
Going Out with a Bang
- I'm gonna quit! I want to go out with a bang... Gonna leave the key and phone with an post-it. See ya!
- —Guest Brian
Gave 2 Weeks Notice.....Left Early
- Due to stress from work the ER doctor said to stay home for two days....so I did. Because nobody knows my job things got messed up just because I was out 2 lousy days! I put my notice in after that and my boss expected me to put together an entire manual of how to do my job. Ok....I'm an Accounting Manager and my boss is a "CFO"....get the picture. She is so far removed from the companies financial position she doesn't even know when the loan payments are due!!! She kept badgering me so the Monday of the second week I left the office and didn't go back.
- —Guest Adele
Lack of Growth and Boredom
- I quit my job because for my sister which is a personal issue and the lack of growth opportunities for myself. I'll always felt bored by what I do.
- —Guest oisly
- I'd always had an idea of what my life would be like, and my job was holding me back. It allowed me to save money and get out of debt, but it also had me stuck in a rut. Besides, who wants to be working at a retail store when they're 30? I'd already graduated and interned in my dream job, before having to move back home and find anything to make ends meet. I finally decided it was time to work on building that life I'd always wanted. I'd planned out my quitting for months...had the email waiting in my drafts for a long time before I finally sent it out tonight. After three years, it was finally time to say goodbye. The job wasn't bad, the people were great, but my heart was screaming at me to move on...had been for a while. It's risky because I don't have another job to go to, but I have more entrepreneurial plans in the works while I make the transition across country. There is no reward in life without risk. I'm not one to play it safe and miss out on what could be.
- —Guest Sarah
- I hope I have the strength to quit tomorrow. I don't know how I'm going to do it. I want to be polite. But my boss is rude and doesn't appreciate my hard work. If someone else makes a mistake she blames me and adds to the end "It's not just you". After the first few days I worked there she told my dad I was slow and wasn't as good as she thought I would be. She also called my brother telling him I was slow. He used to work there too. I've really tried. Even after she yells at me, I try but she just keeps finding the stupidest things to yell at me for. I'm just over it! The only reason she hasn't fired me is because she cant find any reason to fire me. She still has not put me on the roster. She keeps making excuses like you still have not had enough experience.. I've been working there for 3 months! The thought of working makes me angry, just knowing im going to see her there. 6 hour shift tomorrow. It's going to be a long day.
- —Guest Layla
It's Better to Quit Than Get Fired.
- Since I was fired from my first job back in my freshman year in high school, I've always decided it was better to quit a job on my terms than leave on theirs. Nobody who has ever been fired or laid off felt "ready for it" -- often times you have no savings, no prospects to transition to, and no self-confidence that you'll even get another job ever in your life. At 39 I'm at that stage now where I spend most of my money on lottery tickets hoping I'll score something big because the job market right now sucks. Nobody in my area wants to hire me. Sure, there's jobs posted, and businesses say their hiring but it's all a well-garnished lie. I for one am sick of it. - Thanks
- —Guest xttwo
Trying to do the Right Thing
- I'm quitting tomorrow. I don't know when I will leave: I know the recruitment process takes time and I'm willing to do my best until a replacement is found. I feel quite conflicted about it, but the bad outweighs the good. It feels crazy to leave a job when so many are unemployed, but the combination of boredom and stress are taking their toll. I'll be regretfully informing my boss that I'm not the right person for the job -- my strengths are under-utilized and my weaknesses constantly tested. That I appreciate the opportunity and the wonderful support they've given me.
- —Guest liz
I Just Quit My Job Today!
- I sent an email to my boss saying in two weeks it will be my last day. No response yet. I feel the weight of the world off my shoulders. This place loses about 3 to 5 employees every month. They still haven't hired anyone to replace the ones who have quit. Wonder what they're going to do. Then again I don't care.
- —Guest Juniper
I Wrote a Letter
- i just thought it was wise because after my first attempt to do so the Director returned it to me, I decided and did it.
- —Guest Simmie
I was done with dealing with it.
- My supervisor thrived off of being mean and talking about people, my other supervisor was slimy, and mopey, and when you made a little mistake, he got really mad haha, even when he just made the same one. I finally went to go put in my two weeks, and first my supervisor asked me why, I said I just want to get a different job, and she stormed out of the room and said f*** you. I'm a teen, and they're like, 40. Grow up..
- —Guest Kelly
Always Got Better
- I have "quit" two jobs in my life. Both times to escape the arbitrary dictates of bad bosses. The first time sticks in my mind because I was a dead broke college student. I worked at big name transport. A new boss came in and decided everyone needed to learn everyone else's position. The catch? Learn the other jobs on your own time. Well, I had school. I could not just come down for free and spend a shift watching. Over a series of reviews she marked me as not a team player. Finally, she ordered me to appear for an unpaid shift. I appeared, and turned in my key and ID, and cleaned out my locker and explained to that manager what I was doing, left my address. My boss flipped out when I did not appear at my "paid" shift. She actually came to my apartment to give me "another chance." Anyways, I had screwed around in college until then. Reality woke me up, got another job, got serious and made a better life.
- —Guest Greg
I Laid Myself Off
- I didn't really quit, but I was the head of HR at a company that went bankrupt. After I'd help lay off all the employees and got everything in order to shut down the company, I laid myself off.
- —Guest Mary
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