How would you say "I quit"?

Australia
November 23, 2009 5:27pm CST
Ok, I just posted about the job I got through getafreelancer.com...I have been thinking about quitting only because I have found that this job is taking me FOREVER to complete & I am letting not only myself down but my employer as I haven't been able to complete my tasks by the time they want them done... If I do decide to quit, how would you suggest that I tell my employer?
6 responses
@sergeantrom (5711)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Tell them just like you told us especially the part about letting yourself down. If you show that you care enough, they wont be so hard on you. Never know, they might be thinking the same thing and dont know how to tell you. But before you do that, ask yourself why is it taking you so long? If you really want to quit, ask them the same question? You could be missing something or it could be a test. Either way, it will help you and them in the long run. I took a test once and after agonizing over it, I told the person sorry but this is impossible. Turned out, that was the test. To see how long before admitting defeat. Good luck.
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• Australia
24 Nov 09
I think the reason it has been taking me so long - 1 on sunday, I overcommitted myself & 2 yesterday (monday) I had quite a few things to do on top the online work I had...how long did it take you to admit defeat? I just don't know if I am cut out for the job...tomorrow when I have to work again, I don't have much on so I am hoping to get it done by the time they want it completed....my fall back I guess is having my 2.5 year old daughter interrupt me all the time & yesterday, she wouldn't have a sleep for me to be able to get work done.
• United States
24 Nov 09
Almost 2 agonizing hours before I gave up but believe me, I exhausted all means. Gotta know when to throw in the towell and when to keep going. Ask yourself hard questions. Do you really want to do this type of work? If not, move on so you can find what makes you happy. If you truly enjoy something, you will know when its right for you.
• Australia
24 Nov 09
I think you've hit the nail on the head there...I do enjoy making up answers but at the same time, I don't like being decietful coz I'm saying that I take a certain brand of diet pills & have lost weight...I've NEVER touched diet pills lol...I think I will do what you said & find something else..I have already applied for a straight data entry job using excel which I love...fingers crossed
@CJscott (4183)
• Canada
24 Nov 09
I would just be truthful, polite, honest and nice. Explain the situation and your feelings, and trust that they will understand.
• Australia
24 Nov 09
That's what I am hoping but at the same time, I don't want to get negative feedback against my profile
@CJscott (4183)
• Canada
24 Nov 09
Thats fair, I read through the rest of your discussion. I think you should give it a few more days, if the work is still more then you think you can handle. Then like I said, you will probably get negative, no matter what for quiting, but if you quit "on good terms" it won't be as negative as it could be. Cheers.
• Australia
24 Nov 09
This is very true...I will have another go & if it's still taking forever I will have a chat to the employer.
• Sweden
24 Nov 09
moonchild1au - how much are you getting paid and what kind of work would you like to do?
• Australia
24 Nov 09
It's $0.20 per response which means for every day I work, I can get a max of $US17...it's not much but it's something...I LOVE data entry like working with excel spread sheets, etc...I'm really good at that...I am good at making up answers but at the same time I don't like being too decietful I guess you could say.
@CatGods (4594)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Well what kind of job is it and did you ask for the specific details of the job and the estimated time that it would take to do the job BEFORE you accepted the job. See that way you know what you are getting yourself into. Or did the employer throw in additional work after you already accepted the job.
• Australia
24 Nov 09
It was basically answering questions on yahoo answers, etc & reviewing diet pills and promoting the website where you can get the pills - your normal annoying span I guess you could say...they sent me the spread sheet & said it would take me 4 hours to complete & that their more experienced staff can do it in 2...now there's 14 reviews & 35 answers to do...reviews at 250 words + & answers 100 words + under different accounbts so as to not get picked up for spamming.
• United States
23 Nov 09
Just tell them you can't complete the job. No matter what just be honest about it. I'm sure your employer can find someone else that can complete the job. Remember just be honest and don't expect to me paid.
• Australia
23 Nov 09
You're right, I should just be honest...I don't expect to be paid but they do pay on a daily basis and I have been paid for the work I have done.
23 Nov 09
tell him i wont be able to finish it in the time you require it by and see where you go from there
• Australia
23 Nov 09
I was thinking about just coming out bluntly and saying that but this employer has been VERY understanding with how slow I have been on my first 2 days.