Have you ever resigned from a job?how did you do it?

Philippines
January 31, 2007 10:37pm CST
i resigned from my job last year working at a big corproate law firm in the big city in order to move back to my hometown and start my own modest solo private practice. it was a big decision for me, here's what i wrote in my resignation letter:xxx my decision to resign was finalized after a long and careful consideration of all factors. i regret leaving friends here, however, i feel this to be the right decision for me.xxx tendering my resignation to the senior partner was a nerve-wracking experience for me, but i also felt emancipated after i'd done it, and thorughly satisfied.
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@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I resigned from my job when I'm its peak. I was with a big company that I dont have to mention. I was next in line for a promotion in a managerial position. But I was in the midst of choosing between my family and my career. I choose my family over my career because my husband wants me to. A way to let them they are my priority.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I think you are wise to have made the right decision. You may have many jobs, but only one family!
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
yes when i was a municipal assessors clerk, i resigned as my salary is not enough,it is too low,, i go and find another job, now i am a computer staff here in manila. now i am happy with the way my job is doing..it feels good.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
good for you, hope all goes well with your new job :-)
@good1030 (670)
• China
1 Feb 07
I've never resigned from any jobs before coz I just started working for about 8 months, but now i am planning to quit my current job and go for further study this year.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
well good luck! you just go ahead and do what you need to do in order to reach your goals and dreams :-)
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I haven't resigned from any job that I've taken yet, and hopefully it stays that way. I had some contractual work before and I ended up with finished contracts. My current job pays well and I dont have any plans of resigning. I hope I could keep this job for more years to come..even decades. ;)
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
you seem to really love your job, and that's a rare thing. a lot of people just hang on to their jobs because it's their bread and butter and they couldn't afford to give up their jobs, despite the fact that they're not really happy. good for you, hope you get to keep your job for as long as you like :-)
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
yes my last job, to start my own business. I just wrote two weeks notice and gave it to the boss. He had someone in for the last week I was there just so someone could do the job until they hire a permanent staff. Then a coworker told me that the boss was fired 4 months after I left, at the time I had the shop for 3 months already. I guess he didn't get to write resignation like us LOL
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
it's good to hear how well things worked out for you, more luck on your business venture :-)
• India
1 Feb 07
Even I did resign from a job recently.I guess i havent made a wrong decision..It was my first job.I was very much satisfied and getting along well out there.but still I felt I havent tried how the work does sail elsewhere..I wish I was loyal to my earlier company but my goals made me do otherwise..
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
it's your life and you're entitled to pursue your own happiness.. you did a great thing by pursuing your goals, i'm sure your previous employer completely understood.
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@Khokhonut (702)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have left a job before. Not something as serious as yours. The last job I left was about a year and a half ago, and it was a retail job. My pay was going to be cut and I was going to be making less than I was making 2 years before when I started there. I simply told my manager and she took care of the rest.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
good for you, hope you're happy with your current job. thanks for the response...
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• India
1 Feb 07
I resigned without any fuss..I didnt even disclose even to m y close friends until I executed all my plans.
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@fedge098 (1331)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
nicely delivered, i guess. I hope you do not have any regrets or anything. You seem to be satisfied with your decision. I, myself, have done it twice. and it was plane an simple - "i am tendering my resignation effective this and that". straight forward. lol! i do not regret leaving those companies since i am now here in a firm where i really wanted to work. But things, as they say, do not stay permanent too long. In a months time, i may be tendering my third resignation letter and decide on which track to continue my career. i hope He gives me a good opportunity. ^_^
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• Philippines
2 Feb 07
none at all, i love what i'm doing now. i'm my own boss, i truly feel like the captain of my own destiny :-) good luck to us! :-)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
none at all, i love what i'm doing now. i'm my own boss, i truly feel like the captain of my own destiny :-) good luck to us! :-)
@shemb1 (465)
• Sri Lanka
1 Feb 07
hey tell me what do you mean of this topic? is that mean of online work, like data entry ot ect.. or you mean something like office jobs that we have to attend daily in the office? I guess you mean second thing ? is that right? what ever geting jobs is easy but keeping job alive is a hard part.. what do you think about it?
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
i meant the second... finding any job is easy, finding a job that you love is not easy at all. staying in a job you love is very easy, while staying in a job that makes you miserable is hard as hell ;-)
@tambdy (1968)
1 Feb 07
I wrote something that went a little like this when i resigned from my high pay job, it took me a while to get the corrage up to do it but it said something like this. To whom this may concern, Just to let you know that i would like to resign from my job with immediate affect the way i have been treated of one senior member of staff has been a disgrace. Since i joined the company i have made many friends and have got on well with alot of the staff but now i feel that it has got beyond the point of me being able to handle it. I would like to thank you for all your time and patience and wish you all the best in the future. Thanks This was all down to the fact that my team leader was treating me terrible and i could not take it anymore.
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
i'm glad you were able to get out of a bad situation. hope you're in a muc better place now ;-)
@Kayzzaman (173)
• India
1 Feb 07
I resigned from my service once and for all. I resigned out of boredom, out of complete unsatisfaction. No doubt, it was a lucrative and comfortable job but that mattered little to me. Right from the day one I had been feeling out of sorts with the working atmosphere, the fellow workers and the job I had to dispense with. There was no job satisfaction for me. But I had not the slightest mood to change for another. i was just carrying on, just trdging along. I had to stick to that job because of money, because of earning something to make both ends meet. I was saving some fixed sum from my income for the times I would make myself unavailable for that job. When the opportunity came my way I just grabbed for the life of me and I quitted my service without further delay and without looking back.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
good for you... most of the time, financial returns of a job are simply not enough. money is just one aspect of it. i hope you're now in a job that's truly satisfying to you :-)
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
i quit a few jobs in my life! the last one i quit, i was so mad. i was working in a grocery store and the little bitty old ladies were gossiping about me and i had had enough. i hated that job anyways. but it was the only thing i could find at the time and it paid the bills. i went on my lunch break, and took off my uniform, thinking i'm quitting. then i thought a little longer, and put it back on. no i better not. and then i took it back off %$#^ IT! i dont wanna work here. After doing this over and over for about 10 minutes. finally i LEFT it off and went downstairs, slammed my stuff on the table and said HERE's MY SH%# I QUIT! lol. it was liberating! and good timing i found a much better paying job else where within days. i love quitting!
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
lol sounds like a scene from an adam sandler movie, you go girl! sometimes, we have to follow our hearts and take chances, no matter how stupid it may seem at the time. i'm glad the risk that you took paid off :-)
@soldenski (2503)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I just did not show up for work the next day. I was young and irresponsible so when I did not want to work anymore, I did not show up for a schedule work day. They sent my check in the mail.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
lol, there's a rebel in our midst...
@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Yes I have resigned at one of my job before I was working for the bank at the time, when I resigned, when I resigned the whole team were quite upset to lose me as I had always done my best for them including the Chief Operator who was my boss and they tried even to transfer me to another section but I said, no I had to resign due to my daughter needed me at home, she was having health problems at the time.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
i commend your decision, family comes first, work should only be secondary. hope your daughter got better...
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
1 Feb 07
You did well ...I have gave a written two weeks notice once and after he read it he told me I was done then ...I had worked there for two years and was quite upset ...After all these years I still remember being basically "let go" ... I think my boss was angry that I was leaving and just handled it the wrong way ...but that was many many years ago ...Everything turned out to be better for me .
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
sourgrapes was all he was, probably just bitter for losing you. i'm glad to hear how well it all turned out for you.
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
I just did that last Jan. 22 of this year hehe..I resigned because I can feel that there's no career growth in the company that ive been working on for more than a year. And there's been major changes in the administration which isnt a positive one. So i immediately tendered an immediate resignation without ever having second thoughts. Im just sad because I had so many friends there but then they do understand me. Now im happier with my new employer :)
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@subha12 (18449)
• India
5 Feb 07
yaa, i resigned from my first job last year. I was with one big indian IT company. I wrote the resignation mail one fine afternoon. My team lead was surprised. He was not anticipating it.
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@chaptermm (732)
• United States
2 Feb 07
no,the jop for me it very hard
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@chargoans (940)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I have resigned from three jobs in my lifetime...other jobs were lost due to restructuring or close-downs. In the first, I was a teenager and worked for a mall restaurant, I gave an oral two-notice. My second was an administrative position from which I received a horrible raise compared to another employee (whose job I had been doing 50%). I got a dime compared to her dollar. I didn't appreciate it at all. I was very formal in that resignation, as I gave them a written two-week notice. My supervisor met with me and asked me if it was the money causing me to leave and I told him indeed! The final resignation was in a retail position. I was much more unprofessional in my handling of that one, but they touched a nerve then swung on it! The result, I gave them 12 hours notice!