Can you email a resignation letter...

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  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    I'm in a weird position.

    So this job is just like, 75% a wrong fit for me. I feel bad but I have to leave it.

    My dilemma is that... I know nothing about the program supervisor. I met her during my interview I think, but that was it. I have her email address. Have no clue where her office is or if she has one etc. I am assuming she is the one I would give my notice to but apparently starting tomorrow, she will be out of town. Just my luck. Don't know when she'll be back but I want to get this over with asap.

    The only person I actually work WITH is the preschool teacher. If I am leaving that would be good information for her to know, but she is technically not my "boss" so there's not really anything she can do with that information. She's not the one that's going to hire someone else.

    What do I doooo? I am thinking I should email the supervisor with my resignation, and let the teacher know as well? So the info is available to the supervisor in case she were to check her email wherever she is, but then the teacher is also aware and maybe knows of another person I could/should notify...

    Blahhh hate quitting jobs and am no good at it.
     
  2. Bahamutt99

    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    Find another job first? Then you just *have* to quit, right?
     
  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Oh trust me, getting another job is not the issue. Just don't know how to quit when the boss isn't around for me to quit to. =/
     
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    I would do it in person, it looks more professional IMHO, even if you didn't like the job, they offered you one and out of respect I would do it in person. Plus you never know when you might need them again... It's always good to end in good terms.

    ETA - In that case I would call him and ask to speak in person, don't tell him why, just tell him is urgent. If he refuses, then I would do it over the phone... But e-mail is too impersonal IMO.
     
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    Wish I had a job to struggle internally about quitting. ):

    Good luck, either way.
     
  6. Saeleofu

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    I have emailed a resignation before. Probably not the best way to go about it, but I was in a very similar position to you - the actual boss was out of town, and I had no other way of contacting her.

    So, with this situation, I would probably email and let anyone you work with know, too. Ideally you would wait until the boss gets back and do it in person, or at least over the phone, but if you really can't wait that long, then do it the other way. Maybe the teacher you work with has some ideas?
     
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    I would email to the boss but speak to SOMEONE (whoever is next in command) in person, as well as your co-workers.
    I certainly wouldn't do it 100% electronically.. get as close to face to face as you can, explain the situation, be gracious.

    It's like a break up lol you don't want to end on bad terms..
     
  8. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    Personally, I would talk to her in person or on the phone. I mean, she can't be out of the office for weeks on end, right? If she's out for a week or two, I would personally toughen it out (unless you're in a predicament with another job).

    These days, when there are a hundred plus qualified people fighting for the same job, references are EVERYTHING and one that praises you to high heaven might just give you the edge needed.
     
  9. Southpaw

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    I'm not even going to put them on my resume. Haven't been there long enough so I'm not worried about it.

    But thanks for the advice... I'll just start with the teacher I guess and see if she has an idea for what I should do.
     
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    Tell the preschool teacher, email your boss, contact human resources and let them know that you are contacting them because your boss is out of town.
     
  11. ~Dixie's_Mom~

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    Sorry it wasn't a good fit! My last job was the same way. I just hated it.

    I'd just tell the teacher, and ask what she thinks you should do. He may be able to just call the supervisor.

    Are you going to go back to your vet tech job?
     
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    Does this mean you talked to Dave and...??
     
  13. Southpaw

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    Hahaha yes I did talk to him. Nothing set in stone but I'm going in Tuesday evening to "meet with" him. :p


    I ended up talking to the teacher about it, and she was really understanding and whatnot and ended up taking care of everything else for me. Soo, that's that.

    I just need to step back and take a breather and do a job that is comfortable to me while I figure out what I really want.

    ETA my response to this:
    Nope, I'm not. I really don't regret leaving that job, even though the preschool didn't work out. Because I STILL wouldn't have been happy even if I had stayed at the clinic. I'll still go back to help out when they're short staffed, but yeah that's about the extent that I want to be involved. What I did realize now is that I really DO want to work with animals. omg how I've missed it. We took a field trip today to a little pumpkin patch that had goats and cow calves, and I think I enjoyed the animals more than the kids did lol I was like YAY SOMETHING FUZZY!!
     
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    :banana::banana::banana::music_guitarred::cheers:

    I mean....ahem. :cool:
     
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    Adequate response. :p

    A shorter commute sure would be nice! This 30-40 minute stuff is killing me. And it's not even winter yet!
     
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    That's what working in the library taught me. I still volunteered at the zoo every week back then, and OH MAN how I looked forward to it! RHINO SNUGGLE TIME!!!!
     
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    That's what I felt like when I left the clinic. Like a part of me was incomplete.

    Tonight I applied to be an instructor at a veterinary technician school... I think that might be "my thing." Combining teaching with animals...? We'll see I guess.

    Good luck on your search!
     
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    That would be an AWESOME job for you!
     
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    The only problem is that all the jobs are in WI and the closest is Eau Claire.

    But I'm really, really unhappy where I am right now so... yeah.
     
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