If you’re wondering how to quit a job, you might think of it as a date. Quitting a job is like quitting a partner. Sometimes you feel terrible about it; other times it feels pretty happy to move on. Alternatively, you may feel overly neutral. Do you think you think of jumpers? Listen. The Harvard Business Review introduced seven different ways to quit an employee. Monster looked at termination methods and is here to help you understand when to use them – and when not. (As a note, it’s never a good idea to go into a swearing flame.)
How to quit work: your options 1. At the end of the book What HBR says it is: You meet your supervisor to explain why you leave them the usual notice period. How it sounds to get out of your mouth: “I’ve accepted a position with XYZ. It’s a step for me and I’m looking forward to another challenge. My last day is in two weeks.” When to use it: Think of this as a common approach. It appears on all screens: It’s respectful, professional, and gives the employer time to prepare for a big exit. Choose this route when working conditions are generally positive and when you respect your work.
When not to use: Avoid this method if the time spent in your company was negative or if you were afraid of retaliation from your supervisors. (If so, see this list for more details.) Grateful Conclusion According to HBR, it is: Like the book’s conclusion, it focuses more on how grateful you are for the opportunity to work for the company, and sometimes includes an offer to train a new person.
How it may sound like coming out of your mouth: “I can’t believe I’m saying this because I’ve loved every second of my time here, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have … but I’ve thanked the place elsewhere. I’m happy to help train my replacement.”