Tuesday

How to give notice?

Question about how to quit: I've been working for this family for literally ONE month and I've already lost interest with this position. Here's why. I'm a college student and recently found out that this is my last year. My student account showed that I had a certain amount of credit hours left to earn (at least 2 years worth left), it hadn't been updated. Had I known this one month ago, I would have never taken this position. With the finish line a few months away, I'd really like to embrace this year by challenging myself in academic competitions and enjoying myself in musicals/plays. I've worked my way through school and I don't want to look back regretting anything. On top of that and on a more serious note, I need to gain experience within my field (not childcare related).

So far, the family has been great, but I'm uninterested and eventually, they'll notice. I need to leave before that point, but not sure how to go about it. I've read previous posts regarding giving notice versus not giving notice, but still unsure of what to do.

Thankfully, I do have other sources of income with jobs where I'm able to make my own schedule.

Any advice will be appreciated!
Thanks!!

4 comments:

nc said...

Just tell them what you said. After much thought, you decided to pursue opportunities in your field and you would like to enjoy senior year. Offer to stay until they find someone new, if they want. Let us know how it goes!

Anonymous said...

Agreed.

Brianne Wicks said...

If you're already disinterested and it's impacting your work you should give notice immediately. Are you going to be needing a job right away? Perhaps get one lined up then leave, but remember those kids are currently your responsibility and you owe it to them to do your best even if your mind is on other pursuits.

Brianne Wicks said...

If you're already disinterested and it's impacting your work you should give notice immediately. Are you going to be needing a job right away? Perhaps get one lined up then leave, but remember those kids are currently your responsibility and you owe it to them to do your best even if your mind is on other pursuits.