How To Quit A Job Without Hurting Feelings Of People In Your Network
‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. & Dale: Last year, I lost my job. I was glad. I hated my work. I'd always wanted to get into non-profit work and do something meaningful, so I networked like crazy and begged a lot of good friends and colleagues to help me. People went to bat for me, and I landed a coveted non-profit job. Here's the challenge: I hate the job and now realize I'm not suited for non-profits' lack of funds and slow rate of change. My concern is by leaving, I'll lose the respect of all those people who put their names and reputations on the line for me. Advice? — Kellen J.T.: I'm not going to lie — no matter what you say or do, some of those people who helped you are going to be disappointed. Telling them you want to leave after less than a year is the quickest way to ensure they won't help you this time. You are going to have to find your next job on your own.