So You're Fed Up Of Having To Keep Up With Your Annoying Boss? Here's How To Quit Your Job With A Bang!
I used to be a huge fan of this certain TV show called Seinfeld and there was this particular scene in which George Costanza (one of the main characters on the show) has decided to quit his job at a real estate agency. George storms inside his boss' office screaming:
"You are a laughing stock! You are a joke! You're nothing! You have no brains, no ability, nothing! I quit!"
Then, before his boss could even react, George marches out of the office, slammed the door behind him to close the deal.
This scene always manages to force a giggle out of me. Lets be honest, we have all wanted to do something similar about telling an employer to "take this job and shove it up your ***!". Now that is a noteworthy example of how to quit your job with a bang! But of course, if you'd prefer to do it in a more professional manner, follow the 4 points below.
... But first thing's first, before you decide to walk away from your job, be sure that you can live with that decision, and that you won't end up regretting it later. Terminating your employment is definitely not a decision to be taken lightly or impulsively. Quitting should always be your last resort unless of course, you've decided to graduate from the rat race.
1. Don't be spreading the news just yet!
Planning your exit is not specifically an easy task as you'll have to deliver the bad news to your higher-ups personally. But before you go blabbing to every one of your soon to be "ex-coworkers" about how you're moving onto bigger and better things in life, always make sure to notify the management of your decision first, you wouldn't want them to catch word of it from elsewhere as nothing would be worse than for your boss to learn that you were quitting through the gossip spurring around the office.
2. Try your best to avoid conflict
Your boss is probably going to know why you decide to bail so always make sure that you rehearse what you want to say beforehand, so that you're not caught off-guard. Simply be honest - but not too honest as you are not required to disclose any more than you need to. Quitting a job is a lot like ending a relationship: you will want to spare the ego of the other party as much as possible.
3. Be prepared for a counter-offer
Some managers will attempt to convince you to stay as to avoid the hassle of retraining a new employee. Your boss might dangle the carrots of a pay raise or a promotion to try and keep you around. Even if you're tempted by the counter-offer, don't just accept it on the spot. Tell your boss that you'll consider it, and then take some time to think it over. On the other hand, if you have already made up your mind to leave or simply not interested in staying any longer, remain firm in your decision and politely decline their proposal.
4. How To Quit Your Job Gracefully
Resigning from your job the right way equals class and grace which will not only help your employer and colleagues cope with, and prepare for, your absence. It will also ensure that you preserve and establish important networking opportunities, contacts, and relationships, from which you WILL benefit professionally in the future without a doubt. Leave the same way you came into the job, that is with your head held up high.