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Are you at your breaking point and not sure you can take one more day at your job? Everything is getting on your nerves and your patience has worn thin? If this sounds like you and you are pretty sure you are ready to quit and move on-keep reading! I want to give you a few tips on how to quit the right way!
Give your employer as much notice as possible. Best practice is to give at least two weeks’ notice. If your position warrants it, you may want to even consider giving more than two weeks’ notice.  It is good business to offer to stay until a replacement is found if this is feasible.

Turn in your resignation in a formal manner. At all costs, avoid quitting over the phone or in an email.  Take the time to type up a proper notice and submit to your employer in person.  In your resignation letter, be sure to thank your employer for giving you the opportunity to work with them and share the timeframe you will stay on to transition.

Leave with dignity and respect. In other words, do not burn any bridges. This is extremely important. Your actions as you leave can have consequences, possibly for years to come. Here’s three things to keep in mind as you leave:
1.    Be sure that you are pleasant at all times. Deal with your bosses, coworkers, and anyone else that you may come in contact with a pleasant attitude.
2.    Do not bad-mouth your boss or company to your peers and co-workers. When asked why you are leaving, respond in the most positive manner you can.  
3.    Return all of your workplace items and the items you did not purchase that belong to the company. This will prevent any misunderstandings, in terms of theft and help to create a good, long-lasting impression of yourself.  

Secure another job before you quit your current job. It is true that it is better to have a job when you are looking for a job. So, if times are bad at your current job to evaluate it if you can stand to bear it until you have found something better. Plus, you cannot guarantee that you can find another job right away.

In summary, use your best judgment and do not act out of emotion at any point. Following these simple tips will help to ensure that you submit your resignation in a matter that is deemed appropriate.  It’s ok to quit-just quit the right way!

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