Who is resigning from a f/t job before the fall progrm starts? - page 2

I am resigning in August from a dull corporate job. I am going to work p/t at a hospital. I am so tempted to give them my resignation TODAY so I can gloat but that wouldn't be Christian-like... Read More

  1. by   kc_jellybean
    Originally posted by nursebucky
    I am resigning in August from a dull corporate job. I am going to work p/t at a hospital.
    I'm in a dull corp job, myself - but business is down, so I'm hoping I get laid off - and get a severence pkg!!! - before I start f/t!
  2. by   nursebucky
    kc_jellybean...our business is down, too. I am hoping for a layoff too so I can get unemployment. I wouldn't mind being fired, either. Just kidding....I'M READY TO QUIT.
  3. by   twarlik
    I am just loving this thread! It's nice to see so many others who are going through what I am.
    I went to part-time last August when I began work on my pre-requisites. Planning on quitting before the nursing program begins this fall. I can't wait to hand in my resignation letter. My office is great, but I am just so tired of the (what I think is) meaningless work. I know the money will be tight, but I think it will be worth it.

    Good luck to all of you!
    Todd
  4. by   Hooligan
    I gave my notice months ago...but it's been so hard to stick it out!!! My last day will be August 1st and I can't wait!!!! I'll then have 2 weeks or so off before classes start. I'm just a little concerned though since I still don't know if I've been admitted to my program or not. Oh well, Ill still be thrilled to not have to commute over an hour there and an hour back each day...God do I hate Chicago traffic!!!! Anyway, Good luck to us all!!!!

    ~Bean
  5. by   LPN Student
    Am I just a b---- or what? You guys all sound so nice about giving notice. I'm waiting to hear if my name moves off the waiting list and in to the LPN program this fall, and I'm not about to give notice. I work in the boring old corporate world too, but this is my philosophy on notice.....if they were going to get rid of me, they certainly would not give me a two-weeks notice, and I honest to goodness just do not feel obligated in the least to give them notice. I will probably give them one day and that's it. Is that awful or what? It just doesn't make me feel bad though. Giving notice doesn't help you with getting other jobs because if a prospective employer would call your old employer, the only thing the old employer is allowed to say BY LAW is that you worked there from this date to this date and that's about it. They aren't allowed to say that you got fired or anything else. Is it just me, or do any of you feel this way too about giving notice? I'm just curious.
  6. by   Jen2
    I knew a month in advance but still only gave a 2 weeks notice (plenty of time as far as I'm concerned). I did this because I was working in a physicians office and didn't want to burn any bridges. Going into nursing, I didn't want these physicians to look at me in a bad way when I became a nurse, becasue they are specialists in my area and I know that I will cross paths with them again. I wanted to be professional and hopefully earn some respect from them.
  7. by   Bevi
    Originally posted by LPN Student
    BY LAW is that you worked there from this date to this date and that's about it. They aren't allowed to say that you got fired or anything else. Is it just me, or do any of you feel this way too about giving notice? I'm just curious.

    I think i'd be afraid that they'ed ignore this law

    I think i would give notice....
  8. by   nursebucky
    LPN Student, my background is in human resources, payroll and benefits. Some HR Mgrs give out more info than you think.

    I am going to use my corporate experience to recruit or teach when I get burned out in Nursing, so I want excellent references.
  9. by   ggfifirn05
    Since I won't hear if I'm accepted for the fall program until the first week of August, I'll only be able to give about 4 weeks notice, but I've been counting down since the first of the year! And being the responsible person I am, plus the fact that I know my replacement (probably someone I do know, since I've been there 10 years) will have her hands full, I feel I need to give as much notice as I can. Plus, we just heard from our supervisor that should any of the "Client Associates" (our lofty title) leave, she will not be replaced...they will just "realign" the "headcount"!
    A few of my friends at work (major brokerage/investment firm) know that I've applied for the nursing program fulltime, but the brokers I work with, and management, have no idea I will most likely be leaving my job at the end of August. There is no way I could give them any kind of time frame about leaving until I know for sure that I've been accepted, so I've kept quiet about it. Management and the brokers know I'm going to school, but have no idea what I've been studying...they probably think I'm working on a business degree! That just shows how little they care or know about me as a person...

    Knowing that I will be out of there, and finally pursuing my dream of being a nurse, is what gets me through the tough days. Our district director was just fired, and my firm has laid off over 20,000 people in the last three years, so my job has really changed during that time frame. I'm expected to know and do so much, with limited resourses. Actually, it sounds alot like what I imagine nursing is going to be like, but at least I will be helping people, and not basing my "level of service" to them depending on how much money they have!
  10. by   PennyLane
    Originally posted by kc_jellybean
    I'm in a dull corp job, myself - but business is down, so I'm hoping I get laid off - and get a severence pkg!!! - before I start f/t!
    THIS IS MY DREAM!!!! I have only 2 1/2 more months at my job, and then I'm outta there. If they laid me off now, I'd be on cloud nine. I figure I'd at least get a month's severence, and I could probably find some boring store job to fill in the gap where my salary used to be. I can't wait to quit!!!! I think about it every day. I work in the IT world. :stone
  11. by   Mkue
    I admire you all for working as long as you have.
  12. by   colleen10
    I would consider being laid off from my current job "winning by default"! It wouldn't be too bad if something like that happened once school started in the Fall because I still plan on working for my first year.

    I don't know what I'll do when I finally quit. I hope it happens about this time next year. I would love to just walk out the door but I know I'll probably wuss out and give them two weeks anyway. It's a tough call. On one hand this job is a piece of cake and the money isn't bad and they are going to let me leave about 45 minutes early one day a week so I can get to class. But then on the other hand I think of all of the bad things they have done to me like treated me like an idiot just because I'm a woman, called me a trouble maker for reporting porno e-mails they were sending to each other and clients, only letting me take a half day to attend my Step Mothers, father's funeral and then berating my husband when he called in to tell them that I absolutely couldn't come in at all that day.

    I think when the day comes it will really just depend on my mood at that given moment.

    Of course they think that when I do give notice I'll tell them the very second that I know I'm leaving and that will give them "months" of time to find a replacement. Hah! It never ceases to amaze me how people can treat others with so much dis-regard and then expect them to to bend over backwards to help them out.
  13. by   nursebucky
    So who's with me resigning on Monday?


    I have been waiting on this moment and .....then
    THEY FIRED MY BOSS! They have stolen that glorious moment of telling my boss to kiss my %^&*. geez...

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