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Old 01-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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I just gave my 2 weeks notice to my boss. I seriously hated doing it because I respect him more than anyone else I have met in my professional life, the job just became something I did not want to continue with. In the past, I used to feel great giving the notice, to move on to bigger and better things. This is different, kind of bittersweet.

I know Nate just posted a somewhat similar situation, but thought I should start a new post since this is a little different.

Anyone else ever have to quit a job you learned to not like but leave a boss you did like? (FWIW, my new job is the exact same title, just more geared to the traditional methods of the position)

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Old 01-02-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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I kind of did the same thing about 11 years ago. They weren't spending any money on technology and I got bored out of my mind. Then they hired a new IT Manager and 6 months later I was back at the same place. All told I've been here since 8/93 (minus the 6 month hiatus). I couldn't even legally drink when I started working here. I know I never thought I'd work in one place this long!

Best of luck to you, Ryan.

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Good luck with the new job.

When i got out of the navy it was very bittersweet for me, I really enjoyed being enlisted but i was having a hard time with the direction that the Navy was moving in and a harder time with the people that they were alowing to enlist. That on top of a couple of bad supervisors made me look in new directions. I still work for the department of the Navy, doing damn near the same exact job, but as a civilian now. making more and not having to deal with a lot of the headache that comes with it.

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I did the same thing to take the job I have now. The boss was great to work for, but all the shots were called by our corporate in PA and they just did business - differently. He tried his best to make us happy, but his hands were tied and you could tell how frustrated he was. I always got the feeling that corporate wanted to close our office and move everything to PA, so I looked elsewhere.

Five months later, just as I had suspected, the corporate office told him and everyone else there that the office would close that December. They all lost their jobs.

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I'm about to be in a similar situation. I really have to get somewhere new. I'm worn out on this "Spend every dime, even if it's not for a good use" mentality that is prevalent in education. I'm tired of replacing a brand-new laptop with a brand-newer laptop because Dr Bigpants wants a shinier model.
I'm being really dumb though - I'm getting all anxious so instead of doing the smart thing and applying everywhere I can thing of, instead I'm just ignoring the situation. Secretly, I hope my boss fires me so that I can collect unemployment. I've been working for the past 8 years straight. I deserve unemployment for awhile, right?

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Ryan, I feel ya, best of luck with the new job, hope it's everything you expect and then some!

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i'm in a different situation. my boss got me my current job. i LOVE the company i work for and my job is decent and pays pretty well.

BUT i've been working my ass off so this guy could slack off for over 5 years now (part of that was at the last job.) it's always helped me move up, but it just kinda pisses me off cuz whenever i get a raise or promotion, he makes me take more of his work. he definitely knows his stuff when it comes to the job and i like him as a person, it's just frustrating.

i haven't thought about leaving yet because i do really like the company, the benefits and the pay...plus i have a back injury that won't really allow me to start somewhere else.

i also don't want to leave because i'm going to receive another promotion with more pay in the coming months (yes, with MORE of his responsibility) so i want that title before i leave. i also would like to have 5 years at one job under my belt.

heh, he's been pushing this promotion back for a while...i think he finally sees me as a threat

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Thanks guys. I just had the uncomfortable confrontation with the director. He was asking the whys and whats, I told him some of the non-specific stuff, and somehow he took away completely different reasons. I have a sucky feeling my name is going to get trashed after I leave by some people (thankfully no one that matters in my mind)

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Thanks guys. I just had the uncomfortable confrontation with the director. He was asking the whys and whats, I told him some of the non-specific stuff, and somehow he took away completely different reasons. I have a sucky feeling my name is going to get trashed after I leave by some people (thankfully no one that matters in my mind)
my previous super did the same crap to me... he stormed into my office and slammed the door behind him and demanded I tell him why I was leaving, where, who, how much they offered me...

he wanted me to have an exit interview and sign paperwork stating that i'd never take any of the businesses secret with me (odd considering I created a lot of the templates for pricing, quotes to clients, flyers, presentations, etc.)... i'm sorry, those were my ideas with my name/watermark on everything...

he threw all this guilt trip crap on me too...

don't give in, just remain polite and finish out what you need to do with minimal fuss... i gave my previous employer 110% until the day I left and left on a good note (at least I thought so).
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I'm worried about a similar thing happening if I try to leave. It's kinda like the mafia.

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