You’ve probably read about those spectacular “take this job and shove it” scenarios. You know, the flight attendant who declared his immediate resignation with great fanfare, the Goldman Sachs salesman who departed via an op-ed in the New York Times, and the TV anchor who resigned on the air with the f-bomb in her farewell.
Leaving a frustrating, less-than-perfect job may tempt you to be equally as vindictive or inflammatory in your exit. But I urge you to reconsider. While your departure probably won’t be on the evening news or printed in the New York Times, the way you leave and what happens afterward will have a profound influence in how your next employer perceives you.
Author : Lea McLeod MA