Leaving Business Soon: Note or Bounce?

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Jan 14, 2006 5:27 pm

I am leaving the business soon after 3.5 years in the game.  I hate the industry, the firm and my branch manager.  That said, I will not gripe too much more in this post.


Anyway, may I just leave a note on my manager's desk and exit quietly into the night or do I actually have to give these clowns some warning?


By the way, for what it's worth, I feel I owe my manager nothing.  This person has been nothing but a blowhard the entire time.  I have the childish urge to piss on his desk before I leave, but will refrain from any childish gestures. So, I feel no guilt in leaving without communication.


Thanks.


FinanceDude

Jan 14, 2006 6:27 pm

The first one is fine.

Jan 14, 2006 6:55 pm

Yeah, most company allow you to leave with or without prior notice at any time. 

Jan 15, 2006 8:06 pm

Finance Dude,


Are you kidding?  Take full advantage of this one....  Look that guy has treated you llike dirt, now it's your turn.  He cannot do squat or he risks a lawsuit for the company.


I would start Monday having a little fun... If you just leave, that is boring

Jan 15, 2006 8:28 pm
SonnyClips:

The three day weekend theory strikes again.

Finance Dude,

This is what you need to do to feel good about what you are doing. If you don't like your boss tell him. Don't right a goddam note and leave it on his desk. If you leave the note you will regret it.

I would give yourself a trigger. Something the Boss does that really pisses you off, like criticizes you. When the bossman activates the trigger you have a extemporaneous bit of criticism for him waiting and you attack. Don't get angry though, anger translates too weakness. Stay calm but be harsh. Dial it back every couple of seconds so the guy will still keep taking it. Back off at the end, say something along the lines of "what am I doing?" Just when the Boss thinks you've chilled tell him "I'm done with you and have a nice life."

It'll feel good to stand up for yourself and if delivered calmly he may even consider some of your criticism which will make for a better workplace for those you leave behind. Have fun with this kind of sh*t you only live once why waste what will probably be a milestone in your life by leaving a f**king note? Go for yours.

Best,
Sonny

Jan 15, 2006 8:29 pm

SonnyClips,


This is beautiful. The best way to handle this without a doubt. Great advice!

Jan 15, 2006 8:41 pm

The advice you are getting is coming from a bunch of employees, especially bankrep. In the business world, you never want to burn bridges.


Leave a note saying that your resignation is effective immediately, thank him for the opportunity, and that, if necessary, you'd like to feel like you can count on him for a reference someday.

Jan 15, 2006 10:37 pm
Dirk Diggler:

The advice you are getting is coming from a bunch of employees, especially bankrep. In the business world, you never want to burn bridges.


Leave a note saying that your resignation is effective immediately, thank him for the opportunity, and that, if necessary, you'd like to feel like you can count on him for a reference someday.



While Sonny's approach sounds like a LOT more fun, methinks Dirk's approach is the proper one at this point in time.

Jan 16, 2006 6:04 am

Take the high road.   Give the clown proper warning.  Resign in person.  Don't worry, they won't let you stay.  They'll have you clean out your desk that day.  Kiss your manager's butt.  Thank him for the great opportunity and explain that you have decided that the career is just not for you.


Remember, you are not doing this for your manager's benefit.  You are doing it for your benefit.  It's much tougher to get a good job without a good reference from your last job.

Jan 16, 2006 4:09 pm

January 16, 2005


Dear Manager,


Please accept my resignation effective today. As is customary please promtply mail me a copy of Form U5 that you be filing with the NASD.  


Sincerely yours


Rep




Jan 16, 2006 6:36 pm
Lance Legstrong:

January 16, 2005


Dear Manager,


Please accept my resignation effective today. As is customary please promtply mail me a copy of Form U5 that you be filing with the NASD.  


Sincerely yours


Rep






One copy for the boss, and one for you marked 'file copy', and with space for the boss to sign and date to confirm receiving his copy.

Jan 20, 2006 1:53 am

Thanks to all who replied here.  I am going to take the high road and not stir the pot.


I'm just going to leave a concise and direct note on the manager's desk, timestamped.  I really don't even want to talk to the guy.  The guy is a dominant blowhard who just likes to hear himself speak.


Although it might be fun to toy with him, I agree with the idea of not burning bridges.  Even though I am based in a large city, it amazes me how many people know one another.


FD