Considerations Before Leaving Your Job to Avoid Regrets.
Leaving Your Job: I’m really unhappy at my job and want to walk out without notice. Is this what you are experiencing right now? what happened? Would you work on my directives? Fine, there are things you have to consider before leaving your job. I will tell you what these considerations are.
I was strongly tempted to leave with zero notice one time. Explaining the full situation would take a while, but basically, I was being scapegoated for a problem that ultimately lay with a failure in management oversight.
The manager in question (my second-level manager) told me that since I was already fully committed to a release coming out in a couple of months and was an exempt employee that I would work as many hours of overtime that were required to fix the problem that ‘I’ had caused.
Not all of these apply to everyone, but you will need to consider at least some of these things before you’re done with the job. Review the list and make sure you’ve got it covered ahead of time.
It’s not uncommon for employees to have a bad day or two — or even a bad week. And it’s pretty common for the average person to gripe about a boss or coworker from time to time. But how can you tell if it’s just “one of those days” or something more serious?
I’ve quit several jobs in my life. I epically left my first job, tearing off my uniform and walking out of a bagel shop after a stupid dispute with a boss. I don’t really recommend walking out on a job, but everyone should know when to quit. While leaving a position can present an inconvenience to your personal life, it may be the best option for your long-term satisfaction.
At my very last job I recognized that I needed to quit when my desire to become an entrepreneur overpowered my wishes for a stable paycheck. Indeed many entrepreneurs realize over and over they should leave their job but the financial security it provides often keeps them firmly entrenched. I understand this totally as I’ve been there. Save your money wisely so you can become the entrepreneur you want to be if that’s your dream.
Pay attention to the following signals. They can help guide you in gaining clarity about whether it’s time for you to quit your job and start your next adventure.1. Help Make the Transition Go Well
Meet with your supervisor and offer to do anything possible to help fill the void created by your departure. Offer to help train the person who will carry out your duties.
Ask for input from your supervisor regarding the priorities for your final days. Your professionalism during your remaining time will be remembered when reference checks are made in the future.2. Make a List of What You Do on the Job
Create a running list of your assignments each month so you can document them as concretely as possible. Share the list with your manager and offer to review it with whoever needs to be informed.3. Update Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile
Keep your resume and LinkedIn profile up-to-date so you can move into job search mode quickly should the need or opportunity present itself. It’s easier to update these documents when you’re making a job change and the details are fresh in your mind.4. Write Some Recommendations
Compose LinkedIn recommendations for supervisors, colleagues, and key constituents. People love receiving recommendations, and it will help you get some of your own.5. Get Some Recommendations
Ask supervisors, customers, subordinates, suppliers, and colleagues to write LinkedIn recommendations while impressions are current and your leverage is still in place. Review these tips for asking for an employment reference.6. Save Work Samples
Transfer some non-proprietary examples of your work and documents that will be helpful in future jobs to your home computer or personal email. Be sure you have all your personal information on your personal computer.
Also, make sure you have contact information for the colleagues you want to stay in touch with. Some organizations will escort you to your office to box up personal items and will cut off your computer access when you tell them you’re leaving, so be sure to gather this information before you submit your resignation.7. Remember to Be Humble
Resist the temptation to celebrate your good fortune of landing a new job too enthusiastically with co-workers. You will only alienate your soon-to-be former boss and colleagues.8. Say Thank You
Take the time to thank everyone who has helped you to be productive in your role. Your generosity and modesty will be remembered. Single people out and express your gratitude for their support at any going-away party. Take the time to send a goodbye email to the people you’ve worked with, including co-workers, clients, and vendors.9. Keep It Nice and Polite
Do not badmouth management or staff. People have long memories about criticism, and you never know when inquiries about your performance will be made by future employers. Even if you hated your job or your boss, there’s no point in saying so.10. Get Information on Your Ex-Employee Benefits
Schedule an appointment with a benefits specialist within the Human Resources department or your manager. Secure information about compensation for vacation, a continuation of health coverage, implications for retirement plans, severance pay, if applicable, and other benefits that will continue after you terminate employment.11. Don’t Quit Without a Plan
If you are thinking of quitting without a new job, assess your alternatives and explore some options first.12. Figure out Your Finances
Meet with a financial advisor or pension representative to gain a clear understanding of options for transporting 401k and pension funds.13. Make a Budget
f you don’t have a new job lined up, or if you will be earning less than you’re making now, take the time to create a monthly budget. Estimate how long your savings will last if you will be out of work for a while.14. Check on Unemployment Benefits
If you’ve been laid-off, determine if you will be eligible for unemployment compensation and calculate how much you will receive.15. Calculate Your Retirement Income
If you are planning to retire, calculate your expenses and your income with the help of a financial advisor. If you have a 401(k) or other retirement benefits with your existing employer, find out how to roll them over into a new plan if necessary.
Pay attention to the following nine signals. They can help guide you in gaining clarity about whether it’s time for you to quit your job and start your next adventure. Share this with your friends on social media, it can go a long way to helping them.
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