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can I ask for your advice about resigning?

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ditherydora Wed 27-May-15 16:29:48

I have resigned from jobs before. At least 3 times. But this time I have only been in the job 6 weeks. I've been offered another role which I think will suit me better in the long term.

I feel very guilty about leaving my current job as it was an opportunistic appointment and it is a reasonably senior role(professional services firm - but not partner - or anywhere near it even! ). The current firm have also been very good about accommodating my request for hours, salary etc. Problem is I just don't feel like I fit in, employees are very closely monitored (every email is automatically copied to a partner) and the work I've been given is pretty basic.

I don't need a reference from this job so I could just cite personal reasons and leave it at that. Or I could tell them about the new job

I am getting ridiculously stressed about the situation. So any thoughts appreciated

lougle Wed 27-May-15 16:42:25

6 weeks is very soon. What you say is irrelevant, they're going to be disappointed and perhaps frustrated whatever you say. However, I'd always favour a truthful, if bland, resignation letter, especially if the job is in a field where you may cross paths at a later date.

ditherydora Wed 27-May-15 16:50:54

thanks, i am sure they will be extremely frustrated pissed off. I was planning to hand my notice in person, to my line manager who recruited me. It seems like the least I could do

FrustratedWorkerBee Wed 27-May-15 20:38:05

I really would not worry too much. You are presumably on a trial period (or do such things not exist now that employers can dismiss you for now reason within a 2 year period. Either way - it is a de facto trail and you don't feel it fits. If they felt that you did not fit, I doubt they would show much compunction about saying so and acting on it. I think polite, professional and honest is the way to go.

Good luck with the new job.

ditherydora Wed 27-May-15 21:03:15

Thanks Frustrated. smile. It is a six month trial period and yes, I am sure they would do the same thing.

It is just part of my nature to beat myself at every opportunity (at least that is what my DP says). So this is another reason to do that

DepthFirstSearch Thu 28-May-15 14:11:42

I wouldn't worry too much. I once watched someone's exit interview two months into the job, which he conducted on the phone at his desk, where he said he was leaving because he was bored out of his mind grin.

ditherydora Thu 28-May-15 23:03:52

depth - I wish I was more like the leaver you mention!

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