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  1. 1. Thinking about Quitting a Job - Before You Quit Your Job Take some time ConsiderSome Things Youll Learn About:Things to consider before you quit/hand in your notice your jobWhat to consider before you quit your job improperlyWell review typical reasons why you would want to quit your jobAlternatives to quitting a jobUnemployment possibilities will be discussed and questions answered such as:* "Can you collect unemployment if you quit your job?"* How to quit your job gracefully and professionally* How to quit your job and get the last laugh* How to quit your job without burning any bridges. This should not be taken lightly!* If you want to quit your night job, some things to consider that are different from if you wantedto quit your day job.Youll want to hear dont quit your night job yet!Things to know if you want to quit your job to start a home business of any kind Make a game of it!NOTE: The information you receive from reading this article will give you some things to thinkabout that you may not have considered but ultimately, remember that nobody can make thatdecision for you. You should always do your best to find out everything you can before you takeany action.Think of this scenario: you now have quit your job and are hunting for another...feverishly,urgently, with very little time before you go under financially. Now thats stress! Not only that, youleft for the wrong reasons. You may have quit your job because of stress, a bad coworker or boss,poor conditions, no recognition or whatever it is but it wont matter to the unemployment officewhen they have a line of people waiting for benefits. Bottom Line: Do not quit your job before youhave another one lined up! When you have another job lined up then you should quit your job.Nevertheless, quit your job gracefully and professionally. Lets find out the Ins and Outs of quittingyour job...The first thing to consider is CAN you quit your job from a financial standpoint? Do you have thereserves in place (money in the bank) or another job lined up BEFORE you quit? Think of it thisway, the moment you quit, you free that position up for the LINE OF PEOPLE waiting to get yourjob! If you do not know how to quit your job properly, depending upon the circumstances, you mayvery well burn a bridge. In this day and age that is not a wise idea! After you quit your job its fartoo late to try to retrace your steps and go back begging on your hands and knees should youneed that job back! Ill show you how to resign from your job in a respectful and professionalmanner to prevent you from burning any bridges.If You Quit Your Job Improperly:You may very well not only burn a bridge, so to speak, but this may also follow you for some time
  2. 2. and become a thorn in your side when you apply for a job and well into the interview process.Even though companies have a very fine line they have to walk when an inquiry regarding aformer employee surfaces it can be difficult at times to prove if something was said during theconversation since you are not even there.You will likely be asked in an interview in one form or another some questions about your previousjob. People can tell when you are not being completely honest by such things as your bodylanguage, tone of your voice, even at times when your blood pressure goes up and your heartstarts to race. You may even start to perspire a bit and so on.If you quit your job prematurely you may very well jeopardize your financial situation. It is easy tomake it worse in one form or another even when you have the right intentions but you merely missthe mark of what your goals are versus what reality is. That is a hard lesson to learn.Typical Reasons Why People Quit Their Job:The second thing to consider is WHY do you want to quit your job? Is it too stressful? Not gettingalong with the boss? Just simply hate your job? Is it for health reasons? Do you have challengeswhen it comes to performing the job duties? Do you have to move? Are you not advancing asquickly as you thought possible? Lets address a few of these for starters.If your answer is somewhere in the "hate my job", "cant advance", "cant get along with the boss"arena then there may be a better alternative to quitting a job which we will discuss shortly. If it isfor health (including stress) or anything that falls close to this you have a possible reason to quityour job. Do not take this lightly. If the job is high stress and/or your health is suffering then speakto your physician about this. There may be medical options available for you that will require yourdoctors endorsement. This may also protect your position/job for the time being. This is typically aprotected area depending upon the state and area you live in. Lets get into the other reasons whyyou want to quit your job.If you are quitting a job to move and the move is a must do or no option sort of thing then itspretty much said and done. You should quit your job for these reasons. Just make sure you aremoving for the right reasons. If you quit your job to take care of a family member or for a better job,to move to a better area to bring up your kids or even just a better area in general then you shouldquit your job. Follow the section about how to quit your job gracefully but remember to haveanother job lined up if at all possible before you give notice.Alternatives to Quitting a Job:Before you quit your job, ask yourself this question... Am I the type of employee I would hire(meaning you)? Would you hire YOU if you owned a company? If the answer is not a quick yesthen maybe a change in your work activities is in order. Are you on time? Do you take only theallotted breaks and for only the time specified? Do you go above and beyond what is required ofyour job even a little bit? If all you are there for is a paycheck and all that you ever do is the
  3. 3. minimum at your job, you will struggle with this quite possibly for the rest of your life. Im notkidding. When you step it up just a bit your employer sees you as a bigger asset to the company.Deliver more than the minimum, do your job as BEST as you can! I dont care what it is, give ityour all and you will be recognized as a great worker! Oh yes, one very simple thing you can do toreally improve how you are perceived is to SMILE! Now, would YOU hire you?If you are having issues with your Boss or even another worker, get those issues addressed assoon as possible. If you have a union or some other governing bodies (including your HumanResources Department) then contact them to find out your options as well as the properprocedures to follow.Communication is key and this goes hand in hand with people skills and a little bit of finesse. So,be polite, be patient and be open for change. Pointing the finger at someone else assigning blamewill not work. I dont care if you were right or wrong, if you create a conflict it will likely compound. Iam not saying to roll over though. Stand your ground (if its worth standing on) and state the facts.Not possibilities or speculations, just the facts. Keep any documents that support these facts orkeep a log book if necessary. Remember the old cliche that addresses winning the battle butlosing the war? Keep that in mind.Your company is likely to have a process to follow for issues like this. Follow them. The chain ofcommand (management hierarchy) is there for a reason. Use it! Stick with it until you can getsome sort of resolution. There is nothing wrong with respectfully speaking with your boss aboutthe issue even if you dont get along with him/her and want to resolve it. Any professional will seeit as an attempt to fix a problem and not take it personally. Perhaps you do things that your bossdoesnt like and it is eating at him/her just as much as his/her actions eat at you? Level the playingfield and you will likely be respected as a professional.Is a transfer to another department or location a possibility? This may save you a lot of griefversus to quit your job over something that could have been overcome with a simple transfer.Finally, if you cant seem to get a resolution, then start looking for another job! Dont quit your jobbecause you hate it, cant get along with someone and so on. That is a foolish thing to do.However, my own personal standard if you will, for quitting your job is right here:- Only quit your job after you have another job lined up, then give the appropriate (at least) 2weeks notice politely and in written form giving the date of your last day. Keep working hard!- Only quit your job after you have your financial needs met (like quitting the employee work forceto become an entrepreneur...see the business section below) and also with at least 2 weeksnotice, in writing, as above. Again, keep working hard!Unemployment Possibilities:In general there is only one area that MIGHT allow you to leave your job and that is for medicalreasons. This is an area that can get very convoluted depending upon your state labor laws, so
  4. 4. check with them to find out the particulars for your area. If your job is aggravating an injury and theemployer is not accommodating you appropriately or in a timely manner than you MIGHT be ableto quit your job and get unemployment benefits but I would not hold your breath....check it outthoroughly before you take that step! With people standing in line at many unemploymentagencies they may have even clamped down even further in this area by now so even if youTHINK you can just quit your job and draw unemployment, check with the unemployment officeFIRST.If you are already working while drawing unemployment then be aware that if you quit a job (orcant go to work because of requiring a doctors release) the unemployment department may verywell see the drop in hours and halt your benefits while a review of your case unfolds. Remember,your benefits will typically STOP while they perform this review so be very careful with yourdecisions. This review can take up to a month or more!Ways to Quit Your Job:How to quit your job gracefully and professionally: Your letter of resignation should only highlightthe positive points of your work at your company. No slander or finger pointing. Simply point outthat you are leaving on whatever date and you enjoyed your time here. If its for another position,state it is for another position but leave the company name and such out of it. Keep it general,positive and professional. There are plenty of sample letters that you can find in a web search.How to quit your job and get the last laugh: This is more for your own personal giggles and if usedwill likely result in you not laughing for long. Do not use this unless you understand theramifications and have become independently wealthy. So, here it is. Explain in your letter ofresignation that you have been told by your physician specialist in whatever field (a little researchhere to make sure make believe names of ailments match with the right kind of doctor) that youhave been diagnosed with a terminal ailment, disease or whatever. Maybe something likeCaribbean Getaw ay Syndrome or GoN2 Bora Bora Disease. Explain that the first signs of whichare currently appearing and they start with the loss of sight. Then proclaim that you cant seeyourself working for them any more! Righteous!How to quit your job without burning any bridges: This should not be taken lightly! Even though thelast entry was somewhat comical it is highly recommended you keep that to yourself. DO NOT acton it. Quit your job gracefully and professionally. Period.Quit Your Night Job? Are you crazy?If you want to quit your night job, there is one thing to consider that does not apply to wanting toquit your day job and that is the shift itself. Sure, it can be hard on your family life, social life andso on but you have an advantage with a night job. You see, you can not only go on interviewsduring the day and keep up the job search but you also have fewer managers during a night jobthan you would have on a day job. Try the other possibilities like transfers or addressing some ofthe issues you have with HR or similar to keep from just outright quitting your job. Consider it astepping stone to bigger and better things! It may even be plausible to address your concerns
  5. 5. directly but in a non-threatening, open and friendly way. Do whatever you can to get the situationeither rectified or at least reduced in intensity.If You Want to Quit Your Job To Start a Home Business, Consider This:If you have or want to start your own home business ONLY QUIT YOUR JOB after you havesurpassed the gross pay from your job and have one year of wages/salary in savings (again, grosspay). Oh yes, and no bills! In this regard, when working your business part time (and while you arestill working a job) limit yourself in a new business to 10 hours per week until you get it built up!Then, up it to 20 hours but remember that it is time spent WORKING your business, not tyingyourself up answering emails, driving to the store to get supplies and so on. That is getting lost inthe putting out fires routine and is not ACTIVELY BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS. The time youspend should be productive, quality time. You still have a life to live and need a balance betweenwork and recreation, family time too. You are no good to anyone if you die in the process so createa balance and spend quality time in each area of your life. Your family and your business willthank you! When you reach this point (No bills, one year savings, greater pay)then you should quityour job. No doubt!NOTE: I recently witnessed a VERY successful speaker divulge a lesson learned that catapultedher business success. She was working 100 hours per week and making really good money, butwhen she cut her hours to 20 hours per week, her income quadrupled! Now, this may not betypical in the sense that you will get the same result bu tit illustrates how honing her activities toonly those that were productive can result in HUGE results. In essence, she was wasting 80 hoursof her week! Regardless if you double, triple or even retain the same income level for a fraction ofthe work, pay attention to the quality of work you are doing. If you are not growing your businessthen you are stuck in it and that is too much like a job!Lastly, sometimes making a game out of your job can help. Not in a foolish sense but sometimesyou just need to create a routine where you need to challenge yourself to make the job moreinteresting, and thereby improve your outlook of that job. You may even find you actually like it!Jobs