did i do the right thing?

Erica - posted on 02/03/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




i got a job in in oct. of last year and today i quit with out notice sort of. i went in and said 2 weeks but did not go to work tonight. i got another job that is less hours but pays more. i was on midnights at my job that i started in oct. this job i am on a split shift. 2 1/2 hour in the mornings and same at night. 3 days a week and every other weekend. when i was working the midnight shift all i wanted to do all day was sleep. i never got anything done and i felt like my kids never seen me or me seen them. i have a 3 1/2 year old and a 11mo old. when i did that shift i was sick all the time too cause i was burning the candle at both ends which dont work. did i do the right thing to quit the one job for a different job even tho it is less hours but better pay?


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Erica - posted on 02/04/2012




i was able to get my shifts filled for the time that i put in my 2 weeks so that is not a problem. even tho i said that i would be done on the 17th i was able to get people to work all my shifts for that time. i talked to my boss about it today and she is fine with that.

Deborah - posted on 02/04/2012




I don't see anything wrong with it, particularly if the scheduling works better for you and your family...Family comes first in my opinion, but I agree with previous posters, when you quit you should continue to work until the time is up for your 'leave notice' so to speak. What if this new job doesn't work out for some reason? If you go back and finish out the two weeks, you might be considered re-hireable, whereas if you just leave off at 'I quit", you won't. Since you put in your two weeks already, they can't fire you for being a 'no-call, no-show" because you quit before they fired you... The two weeks is just good employee etiquette so your boss has time to fill your shifts.

If the amount you're bringing home is comparable to what you were making before, then to me it seems the 'less hours' job is the better choice.Before my children came along, I had two jobs, but quit one so I could pick up an extra day at my 'second' job, I made more money and had more time off, and to me that was definitely the better circumstance.

Jane - posted on 02/04/2012




There is nothing wrong with leaving one job for another that pays better and has better hours. However, it generally is a good idea to give your current employer notice per their requirements and then work until that date. It is a courtesy to the employer, and leaves them in a bind if you simply quit, especially if you promised them two weeks.

If you ever need a reference for another job I strongly suggest you not contact them.

Janice - posted on 02/04/2012




Hopefully, not giving proper notice wont come back and bite you in the ass. Otherwise you made the right decision for your family and there is nothing wrong with that.

Ashley - posted on 02/03/2012




I think of course it sucked for your employer and that is never really that good in the long term if you do need references. But ultimetly if this is what is best for you and your family than I you sometimes need to put your needs above being polite :P

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