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  • folie a dru.

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    I'm quitting my job on the 29th.
    But I'm not telling anyone.
    I'm just going to not show up for work and never go back to that Target again.
    Partially because I need a different job.
    Partially because I told them I needed the 31st off [to see Panic] and they have me working all night.

    Is this going to come back to bite me in the ass?
    I'm still on my 90-day probationary period, so I'm not even technically official yet.
    Can I just never put them on my future job applications?
    May 23rd, 2008 at 06:37pm
  • Synyster Lisa

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    I usually leave notes saying I'm never coming back, that's what I did with the grocery store I worked at. I was going to give them a notice, but for some reason, I got pissed off at them. (And 2 managers threw hissy fits cause I suddenly requested 2 days off, and I didn't tell them 2 weeks in advance, but I didn't have a 2 week notice anyways) I just left a note saying "Today is my last day, after this, I'm not coming back" That's pretty shitty that they didn't give you the 31st off after you requested it.

    I doubt it would really bite you in the ass though. I worked at Jimmy Johns back in 2004 for 2 months, got fired because the boss was an asshole and for some reason he liked to think I didn't work well. I never put that down on job applications (except for my Navy paperwork cause I didn't want to risk fucking that up) and nothing came to bite me in the ass about it.
    May 23rd, 2008 at 07:48pm
  • folie a dru.

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    That's not a bad idea.
    I'll leave a note, I guess.
    On Friday though.
    I'm quitting on Thursday, but I have Friday off and I'm coming in to pick up my check.
    I just don't want any dirty looks. :tehe:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 07:54pm
  • Elegant Rubble

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    You don't need to disclose it in the future if you don't want to, if you get another job soon then there won't be any absences in employment needing explained

    But if you hand in your notice rather than just not show up again you will get paid your full wages
    May 24th, 2008 at 02:15am
  • Chazz_MCR

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    druscilla; fairy.:
    I just don't want any dirty looks. :tehe:
    Even if there are dirty looks involved, just keep your head high and don't let them get to you. They have had 1000 of people quit before, your not the first.
    May 24th, 2008 at 03:28am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    Yeah, you shouldn't need to put it on future job applications. But I would leave some sort of note. Otherwise they might refuse to pay you or something.
    May 24th, 2008 at 10:09am
  • princess nemo

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    I wouldnt put the job on your resume...
    Or, put the job on your resume and state it was a "temporary role" and your reason for leaving is your "assignment" was up... But dont put references or the extact store you worked at - incase they decided to call them up for clarification
    May 26th, 2008 at 05:14am
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    princess nemo:
    I wouldnt put the job on your resume...
    Or, put the job on your resume and state it was a "temporary role" and your reason for leaving is your "assignment" was up... But dont put references or the extact store you worked at - incase they decided to call them up for clarification
    Yes
    And if you put something in writing to the job you're quitting, even if just a note to be safe.
    May 26th, 2008 at 09:19am
  • dude imma skeleton!

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    You say you're on the 90 day probation, not official yet so that's probably why but then again target really sucks at that. My aunt has been working at target for a while and they still give her hard times about days off and such, so no i don't think you will regret it. The note thing sounds nice lol and if you haven't been working there that long i'm sure you could just drop it when it comes to future job applications.
    June 4th, 2008 at 06:11pm
  • Sardonic Grin

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    I quit really bad from a job. I was so pissed off at them that I called them two hours before my shift and told them I was quitting. Then my boyfriend at the time and his friend quit the same day XD It was bad, we shouldn't have done that. I also, quit Blockbuster in a similar fashion, only not AS bad. I basically told my friend who was manager the day I was supposed to work what I should do, since my store manager was a real bitch to me, so he said "Just call out. I don't care. She shouldn't have talked you like that." She ended up calling me and asking me if what she said hurt me and apologized kinda XD I also quit from my hostess job, but I gave two weeks notice and the owner said "If you ever need to come back, you are welcomed to, we really liked you a lot."

    I would probably put that job on my applications because they liked me. It is much better to quit nicely, in my opinion. Because it COULD come back to bite you in the ass. It hasn't for me that much, even though I find it insanely difficult to get a job in retail. Luckily I have a job at a school for the last seven months, and that will be the job I put on my next application.

    If your managers or your job situation is really THAT bad then maybe it isn't so bad to just quit in a rude way. Other than that, you should ask for two weeks notice. Chances are your job is bitchy enough that they won't give it to you and just tell you not to come in.
    June 6th, 2008 at 01:46am
  • mia bell.

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    Probably...You should give them two weeks notice before you quit.
    Or if you just don't want to work that one night get another co-worker to cover your shift for you. xD
    July 4th, 2008 at 12:09am
  • Jessie in Calalini

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    I did the same thing at Tim Hortans. I gave my uniform to a girl I was working with and told her i wasn't coming back. Haha.
    February 8th, 2009 at 11:14pm
  • Mrs Carpetlegs

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    Future employers might ask why you quit any previous jobs you have had so either do not mention the fact that you had this job or quit the proper way.
    February 9th, 2009 at 05:35pm
  • sweet baby james.

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    I quit from my first job 15 minutes before my shift :lmfao
    And it was Inservice which meant, that I had to run the gas, and the lottery, which no one else but me knew how to do Nyam
    I only quit because at the time, I couldn't work Saturday mornings at all, since my dad had dialysis, and my mom was in a wheelchair, but my manager kept scheduling me for Saturday, but got pissed when I called off. So I quit!

    My current job, the store manage (I work at CVS) asked me if I had any other previous jobs, I said that I did, and I explained the situation to him, and he thought it was quite funny.

    So typically, if you have a really good reason for just up and quitting, most places won't care. Or even know if you dont put it on a resume.
    April 19th, 2009 at 04:23am
  • barely legal

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    I'm planning to quit my job in May, when I leave school. It's done just fine in terms of wages for a 15 year old's Saturday job, but it won't be enough to support me through college. My mum said I could keep it, and get another job on top - like a girl at her shop does, but I also don't enjoy my job. It's not what I want to do, and I don't like working with some of the staff there.
    I won't say anything yet, because I still have to stick with it until late May. I think I will hand in a notice, and use the excuse that I need a job closer to college with a higher wage rate because they know they don't pay much, but I'll skip the bit about hating it, and then hopefully they'll let me walk out without giving me evil looks. tehe
    January 3rd, 2010 at 04:32pm
  • Farrow

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    I'm quitting my job tomorrow, if I can gather the balls. I've only been working there about six weeks, but I'm not on a contract or anything, and it's on a Saturday job on minimum wage - so hopefully it won't be that big of a deal. I'm just bricking it at the thought of having to tell my boss face-to-face that I won't be working for him any more.
    o_o
    April 2nd, 2010 at 11:36pm
  • Romans6:14

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    I'd say leave a note or tell a manager, at least.
    I quit my first job. I kept asking for more hours, and I never got any, and then I got scheduled to work the week I was out of the country (which I'd written in months in advance that I'd be gone.) I came in to check after I got back, and the m.o.d. told me she thought I'd quit since I didn't show up. It was a huge mess. She called the manager that was in charge of scheduling, and when she asked if I still wanted hours I told her no, I quit. The icing on top was that she was so rude when I did work, but when I came to drop off my uniform she was all friendly and whatnot. That just ticked me off.

    I did quit one other job, because I got a better job offer, but I told my manager beforehand and she was very understanding. I left a notice on my last day, and she told me when I spoke to her about it that if I wanted to come back I could. Unfortunately the store closed a few months later (Club Libby Lu). Sad, that job was perfect for me. Working with little girls and making them feel like princesses: yes please.
    December 23rd, 2010 at 04:42am
  • chai latte

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    I work at McDonald's for seven hours and then quit. And I'm quitting my current job as soon as I find another one. I suck at commitment.
    December 23rd, 2010 at 10:26pm
  • the apex predator;;

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    Romans6:14:
    I quit my first job. I kept asking for more hours, and I never got any
    Same here. My current job is giving me 20-25 hours when I keep asking for 32+. I'm eighteen, I'm paying rent, I need money to be able to move to Orlando at the end of August. My manager runs the store like crap, she's gotten in trouble with higher management several times, she doesn't stick to what she says. Like I was trying to buy yoga pants because mine had ripped the day before and I'm still building up my wardrobe (there's a bigger story behind this, but when I moved up to NJ I basically had no clothes) and it was before she clocked out, but she said no. She only rings employees on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and she's off Wednesdays. It was a Monday and she refused to ring me up. I needed those pants or I'd be wearing the same pair of pants for days on end until I could come in next week when I was off on a Monday or Tuesday.

    I'm probably the most productive employee in that place. They love me because I blaze through shipment like it's nothing and do anything anyone tells me to. But I'm not getting more than 25 hours a week and I need that. I also can't work a second retail job because...well, I don't know why. She won't let me. She says I'm not allowed. :/

    SO. My cousin's girlfriend who works at Bed, Bath, & Beyond said she'd talk to her friend who's the manager at a grocery store chain we have up in Jersey and see if she can get me in. If she can, I'll quit my current job and go to work there. As long as they give me 32 hours I'm good. I have applications in all over the place but I just redid my app at Red Robin...the manager there was going to hire me but my current job's hours are varied (the schedule changes every week) and she couldn't have someone with those kinds of hours. But now that I'm looking for a different job altogether...hopefully. Especially considering waitresses can make like $200 a night. -fingers crossed-

    /tl;dr
    May 5th, 2011 at 07:43pm
  • waits.

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    My last week is the first week of July. HALLELUJAH. The job has been really tough all along, but this last month has been hell. I love my supervisor and most of my co-workers, but my actual boss is just horrid and one of my new co-workers is really really inappropriate, always trying to touch me and talking about porn and so on and so forth. I told my supervisor that I was quitting soon and she asked me to stay on until the first week of July as a favor to her, and that's the only reason I'm staying.
    June 12th, 2011 at 07:17am