How to Quit a Job After the First Day

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Starting a new job, only to find out that it was not quite what you imagined, can be a huge let-down. In most situations, it is probably wise to quit the job instead of trying to stick with it. But quitting a job on the first day or any day for that matter, can be stressful for both you and the manager. Quitting respectfully and appropriately will make it less stressful and easier for everyone involved.

  • Ask to speak with your manager in private. If the manager does not have the time currently, wait until he does.

  • Tell the manager you are quitting the job. Explain to the manager the reasons why you are quitting. The feedback you give your manager might help make the job more comfortable for the next person.

  • Fill out all the forms your manager gives you. The manager might ask you to write a letter of resignation. Write on the letter that you resign from the job and sign it. Most paperwork will be information about your final pay date.

  • Return all equipment and property that belongs to the company. Do not take anything that does not belong to you. Return the uniform, if it was provided.

  • Take all of your belongings with you. Clear out your desk or locker, if you have one.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not quit over the phone or online, as it is highly unprofessional. Quitting in person might even get you a positive reference from the manager.

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