Who do I have to kill to quit my job?!?

@filmbuff (2909)
United States
March 14, 2008 9:16pm CST
As some of you may know I've been trying to quit my job for a while now, for various reasons I'm not going to go into here. Man it has not been easy... A few weeks ago, I gave notice to my boss, who refused it. (can they do that?) She since that time, put in her notice and today was her last day. (hypocritical no?) So I went up the food chain to her boss today and gave notice. This person also refused it and suggested I put it in writing and bring it to highest level manager in the building. So we'll see how that goes tomorrow. (I wrote a beautiful resignation letter btw) Has anyone else ever had such difficulty in trying to resign? I feel like I'm in the mob..."Everytime I try to get out... they pull me back in..."
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
16 Mar 08
That can be frustrating sometimes, filmbuff! I don't know about industrial laws there but I would like to think that resignation can't be refuse unless you are on a project and indispensable or have a binding contract. I never had to do it, even though I had issues with my seniors in my job. They always listened just in time! LOL! Have you put your resignation in written? what was your boss' reaction? They can be interesting!:-)
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
16 Mar 08
My resignation letter (beautifully written, I might add) is sitting in my cubby hole at work. I was going to give it to the highest muckyity-muck in the building, but we were both just way too busy today, and I couldn't get him alone. Tomorrow however, I am going to make it known first thing that I need to see him. I don't want to just leave a letter on his desk, that's too impersonal and seems unprofessional given the circumstances. I'm sure by now he knows though. I told the person under him yesterday, who told me to go to him. I was approached by someone else close to him today and told her everything I was planning, so I'm sure he is expecting it. I'm being more than fair. 3 weeks (not 2) and 2 more if he needs it so I can train my replacement, provided I do not have another job. I'm not just abandoning them.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
16 Mar 08
Well, it does seem that you have made yourself heard and your plans, known; to whom it may concern! just so he isn't in shock:-) "I'm not just abandoning them." That's a very responsible, respectful and professional attitude there, filmbuff! I appreciate your professional integrity!:-)
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
16 Mar 08
haha Don't think I've ever been called responsible before. I'm sure whether I should punch you or thank you. haha ;) ;)
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
15 Mar 08
You can give your letter, inform them that you leave in 2 weeks and even if they DON'T accept it, that you will tell your next job that you gave it to them. Oh, and don't make yourself indespensable - make sure there's someone that can do your job if you leave.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Yeah I'm giving them 3 weeks, with the option for 2 more provided I don't have another job. Just so I can train my replacement. I didn't happen today, it will tomorrow. They know I'm going, I just haven't formalized it with the Big Boss because we were both too busy today. Tomorrow though, is another story. He knows it's coming, I've informed everyone under him.
• United States
15 Mar 08
Where so you work? If it's a food chain.. a few latenesses or no shows should get you laid off.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
15 Mar 08
Not a food chain, and I don't want to be laid off or fired. I want to resign on good terms. :)
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
15 Mar 08
I cant help but smile reading this normally its the other way around you want the job they dont want you to stay. Good luck with this it is unusual problem I must say.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I guess it depends on the job, and the company. I've had this happen a few times...