Having a boss that you don’t agree with can be really tough. This frustration will most likely carry over into your personal life and can make things difficult. So, what can Kara do to make sure she finds another job and leaves her current one on a good note?
1) Start searching - While it may be really tempting to just up and quit, keep in mind that you will no longer get a paycheck and it may not be as easy as you think to get another job. Unless you’re in a dangerous situation, I recommend sticking it out with your current job until you find a new one.
2) Give two weeks notice - When you do find a job to replace the one you have now, resist simply not showing up any more. It may be really tempting to just run up to your boss, say “I quit!” and run out, but it’s not the best way to go. By giving them a good amount of time to prepare for your departure you will not only make it easier on your coworkers, you will also be giving your boss good material to use if he/she is ever called as a reference.
3) Leave on a good note - Now that you know you have another job waiting for you it’s probably hard to get motivated during your last few days at your current job. I get it, really. But, your current coworkers and boss are part of your network whether you want them to be or not. You never know when you may need their help or recommendation one day, and you’ll want them to remember how hard you worked – not how lazy you were in the last few days.
4) Keep your bridges intact - So, it’s your last day and you really, really want to stand on a table and tell everyone how you really feel about them. Don’t do it. Remember what your mom told you growing up about if you don’t have anything nice to say? A powerful reference can really help you in your future job searches. Even if you don’t think you’ll ever use them as a reference, they may be called to simply verify your employment and you’ll want to make sure no one is holding any grudges against you.
Hope this helps you clarify things, Kara! Do you have a situation at work you are unsure of? Ask below!