How to Quit Your Job

How to Quit Your Job

Emma Becraft, Entertainment Editor

So you want to skedaddle from your workplace? It may be because of low pay, bad work environment, or you just cannot handle the stress of a job at this time, all of which are totally understandable. You’re just a teenager, you’ll have many more job opportunities in life. When quitting your job, you want to stay on good terms with your employer if possible, because they will be the ones that future bosses will want to call for references. To start, you should go up to your boss, preferably at the end of your shift so you do not need to go through the rest of your shift with awkward tension and stroke their ego a little bit. You want to get them in a good mood so they don’t take the news too harshly. You can tell them how much you enjoyed your experience or how good of a boss they were, if you have too, you can exaggerate just a little because in the future you will need solid references. After you’re done talking up your boss, you can drop the news. It’s common courtesy to give your two weeks notice so they can find a replacement, but if for some reason that’s not possible, just let them know when your last day will be. Just remember do not feel bad. You’re moving up in life and your boss should recognize and encourage that!