The Big Quit: Several Ways to Leave Your Day Job

Okay, okay so we’re not exactly endorsing leaving your day job if you don’t have another one lined up or if it’s completely spontaneous but let’s have a little fun on the first day back at work post-Labor Day, shall we?

For many of us, today marks a fresh start, not unlike the first day of school for many children across the land.

According to a recent post on the Brazen Careerist, if you’ve been contemplating leaving your day job (or more like fantasizing), it’s usually in the back of your mind.

Here’s the thing: Whenever you decide the time is right, although we endorse leaving on very good terms, there are some tongue-in-cheek ways to tell your employer to talk to the hand.

According to the post, there’s the heat of the moment quit. Allison Horner writes in the piece, “Your frustration level reaches a boiling point. Papers are slammed on desks. Harsh words are exchanged. ‘I quit’ is left ringing in the air as you gather your things. There’s no backup plan, and you’ve just blown any goodwill you may have had with your employer.”

As for another way to walk out? Maybe the work just got too challenging or too intense. Horner adds, “The work is too hard. You feel like you’re making a ton of mistakes. Your boss’s expectations seem to be sky high. You quit because your brain hurts.”

And of course, there’s always the quit after two days or two months on the job (usually reserved for the recent college grad). Whatever the time frame, suffice it to say it’s short. The piece points out, “You quit after two months, not realizing that the lifestyle you enjoyed and became accustomed to in college is gone forever.”

Last but not least, there’s the dream quit. You know it all too well. The highly anticipated resignation is coming because you’re leaving to pursue your dream job in the media. Previously it was merely a figment of your imagination but as for now? Not so much.