How to Quit Your Job

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Risk is the danger of life. People take big gambles for what they think is the right decision to make. Sometimes that decision is a well thought out one and other times it is not, which leads to disaster. Speaking up to your current boss in a negative way and embarrassing yourself by throwing his office materials/food/drinks around the office is not the way to quit your job. Alaskan news reporter, Charlo Green spoke about owning the Alaska Cannabis Club and that marijuana should be legalized in Alaska. After admitting this, she used profanity on air and quit her job on the spot. The video is now trending on Youtube and has over 12 million views. Because of her action, she is never getting another job in the news business. Now, is it smart to quit your job?
“This is a tough question,” said Elizabeth Ultatowski, Assistant Director of NYIT Career Services. “It really depends on an individual’s situation. Sometimes a job is better than no job, regardless of how happy/unhappy you might be at it. I would always recommend, if possible, staying at a job until you have secured another position. This maintains a level of security (financial, especially) and does not leave you with a gap in your resume.”
The worst action to take for leaving a job is to leave before the two weeks because it shows no respect towards the company that you currently work for. Most of the time, associates let their emotions take over in their actions and that will get the best of them. Also, it is very important to not embarrass yourself in public.
Toughing it out is a term that some associates may not like but it is very smart to do. Before quitting your job, it is important to make yourself look good for your next workplace. This is essential because it shows that you gave 100 percent to your current company and you left on the best terms possible. By performing this action, it will also allow you to use your old job as a reference for when you start the job search.

“As for leaving a job, it is good practice to give formal, written notice to your direct supervisor allowing for at least two weeks’ notice,” said Ultatowski. “Again, this is not possible in all scenarios, but it is best to try not to burn any bridges. Most employers understand that people need to give notice so you shouldn’t expect your new employer to have you start within two weeks.”
In today’s society, technology has become an essential part in our lives. There are a lot of positives with technology but this shows a negative side of it as well. Once you upload a video or send a comment online then it is trending all around the world which happen to Charlo Green. Twitter has become an online source for people saying the wrong comments which may cost those jobs. Youtube is worse because it shows people when there most vulnerable. The big problem is that people do not realize that company’s search your name on social media websites. It is important to always be smart on social media websites and to always keep your information private if you do not want others to see it. Now, what is the best advice that we can give college students looking for jobs in today’s society?
“Students need to go beyond just looking for jobs on Monster or other ‘big box’ job posting sites,” said Ultatowski. “They need to be networking, attending related professional events (ex: conferences, seminars, etc.), and staying up on job trends – with all of the changes/advancements in technology there are job titles students may be applying for upon graduation that don’t exist today.”
Always thinking is essential in life especially leaving your job. Making the right decision is very important for later in life because you do not want to make any regrets. With this new technology based world, it is essential to be very smart on social media sites because you do not know who is looking at it. Quitting your job is the biggest decision of your life and it is one you will live with for the rest of your life. Think about it first before you take action.

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