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post #1 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Quiting My Job. What's The Best Way?

I've just started my first part time job as a cashier at my local grocery store a couple months ago. I was really excited to be getting my first job, but now I find it so stressful that I dread every hour I'm there.
The first day I started, the manager was in a bad mood because one of the cashiers had quit and walked out. Which I completely understand, that's frustrating. What I don't understand is why she is always in such a bad mood every day. Today just pushed me right over the edge. I worked a five hour shift, and accidentally charged someone for the wrong item (We are required to memorize all produce codes) I typed in the code for wax beans when the person was buying bean sprouts. None of the cashiers have been trained to do refunds, as the person payed with her debit card, so one of my colleagues said they would go get (manager). I told the person I was very sorry and they were completely understanding. (manager) came over to my till, looking rather PO and I explained my mistake to her. If she doesn't want to be bothered coming out every time someone makes a mistake, why doesn't she take the time to train everyone, properly, to fix them? Later in the day, another of the cashiers left crying. I have no idea what happened, just that this person will not be able to take their shift tomorrow. One of the more experienced cashiers was going about asking if anyone would take it. I have already worked two extra shifts and came in early on request this week and have made plans for tomorrow, so I politely declined. When I was finished, I was putting my hours into my phone when the manager came into the office repeating the f word a few times, shoved my out of the way and slammed this weeks schedule back on the wall, then stomped away muttering about having the cover everyone's (insert f word here) shifts, and something about everyone taking time off. Then grabbed her purse and coat and left. I have already requested to have next Saturday off, I have family coming over and I have worked every Saturday since starting. I think it's fair that I can request to have one day off. I did not like the way my manager acted and presented herself today, and I am no longer happy with the job that I have. I want to quit as soon as I get another job, how would I go about quitting? What would I say?

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post #2 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 06:20 PM
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I've never had to quit a job before, but I assume the best way would be to tell her the honest truth. Just say that it's too stressful with work and... (are you in school?). Make sure she is the first to know and give her 2-3 weeks notice.

I must be SUPER lucky, my manager is super understanding about us college students taking time off, having pt schedules and whatever else we throw her way! I don't necessary like being at work but it in itself doesn't cause me stress. Sure I may be stressed out as I am at work thinking about all the hw I still have to do, but being at work isn't stressful, I just don't like talking to people. Which is my job because I too am a cashier. Lol I think you just landed a not so great job and shouldn't be discouraged. I would start looking for another one so that you can get over the bad experience.

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Thanks AHQA13. Yeah, I'm still in school. I find even going to tell her that I'm quitting to be a little nerve wracking. She seems so hard to communicate with. But I don't have a problem telling her the truth.

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post #5 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 07:20 PM
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just tell her you wont be able to work there any longer and you are giving your two weeks notice.
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post #6 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 07:27 PM
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I love Waresbear's sugestion! LOL But Gypsygirl's is probably the better way to go.
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post #7 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 08:49 PM
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be professional, give a 2 week written notice. You dont need a reason.
Dear manager (name), this letter is to inform you of my intent to resign effective ( two weeks later ) I apreciate the t opportunity to work here but have decided to move on, thsnk you for your time.
signed X.

You will want another job some day and new employers will always want your last employer. They generally wont ask much but quitting without notice is a red flag.
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post #8 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 08:56 PM
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Giving 2 weeks notice is the proper thing to do, but that hag that is your boss will make your last 2 weeks hell I am figuring. If she does, well, you know the saying....
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What Joe said is correct. But, is there anyone who is over this manager? No one should have to deal with these working conditions and I would maybe see if there was someone higher up that I could speak with. Maybe the management has no idea that their workers are being harassed? Good luck, hope you find something else soon.
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post #10 of 39 Old 03-31-2012, 09:01 PM
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Is there a higher authority figure that you are able to talk to and inform them of how the "manager" is doing. Obviously the job is too stressful for her and she needs to move on. That's part of being a manager, dealing with call ins, sick people leaving, quitting etc.

Give your 2 weeks. And get the heck out of there and don't look back!

I like Joe's idea, no need to give her a reason. If she asks why, just say that it's personal. No big deal.
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