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Quitting my job - How?

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    I've had a weekend job in a shop since last September, but I started wanting to quit because they wouldn't let me have a day off the day before one of my big A2 exams this summer.

    I applied for a bar job in a pub, and got the job (better pay, more flexible hours). Now I need to hand in my notice for my other job... how do I go about it? My parents told me I have to write a letter, but this seems a bit formal? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    (Original post by pellejema)
    I've had a weekend job in a shop since last September, but I started wanting to quit because they wouldn't let me have a day off the day before one of my big A2 exams this summer.

    I applied for a bar job in a pub, and got the job (better pay, more flexible hours). Now I need to hand in my notice for my other job... how do I go about it? My parents told me I have to write a letter, but this seems a bit formal? Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Write a letter. Dear [Manager's Name] Please take this letter as notification of my resignation. In accordance with my contract, my last working day will be [whatever it is]. Thank you very much for the time and training I have received at [store name] but I have to focus on my up-coming A level exams and can no longer afford the time this work requires.

    I'm not sure where you think 'formal' kicks in, but for most people, resigning from a job is well within the bracket!
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    Your notice does need to be in writing, it will probably say so in your contract. It doesn't have to be really formal, just something like "Dear X, as of X date I have been offered employment elsewhere therefore I will not be available to work after X date, sincerely, X."
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    Writing a letter is always the done thing with regards to giving your notice.
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    I just told them :dontknow:

    As long as you don't just finish a shift one day and go 'right, that's it, byeeee!' it should be okay. I'd feel a bit weird about just handing them a letter so I would tell your manager first and then give them the letter.
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    Do it in person or write a letter. Its your call.
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    Thanks everyone, I'll keep your advice in mind
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    Best to write a letter as well as telling them. When i left a job a few years ago even though I told the manager I still had to write a letter telling them I was leaving.
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    Hiya, the same thing happened with me, i was working for a fast food company back then so obviously i thought it'd be too formal aswell! Just write a really simple clear letter to your boss such as:

    Dear ________
    Here is my written notice from ____(DATE)____, i will be working ____(how long you will be working till you leave)_______
    Thank you

    I didn't actually leave the first time, i took my notice back, but when i actually did leave i just told my boss verbally! So really i think it just depends on your relationship with your manager Good luck!! x
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    Thanks again guys. Will be handing in my notice tomorrow.

    I've got one question however: Do I have to give them a reason for my leaving?
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    (Original post by pellejema)
    Thanks again guys. Will be handing in my notice tomorrow.

    I've got one question however: Do I have to give them a reason for my leaving?
    You don't have to give them a reason, but it's fine to say you've got a job which is is offering you better pay It helps employers to know these things so they can adjust their rates of pay etc in line with local market rates.

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