On a crowded London commuter train, an early morning rider shoved and insulted a fellow passenger who got in his way. It was the kind of unfortunate and mindless moment that usually remains unresolved. But later that day, the unexpected happened. A business manager sent a quick message to his social media friends, “Guess who just showed up for a job interview.” When his explanation appeared on the Internet, people all over the world winced and smiled. Imagine walking into a job interview only to discover that the person who greets you is the one you had shoved and sworn at earlier that day. – DB
This is, hands down, one of the best quitting videos EVER! I would never personally do it; after all, my tag line is “Build More Bridges Than Walls”, nor would I recommended it to my clients or students. It just isn’t wise and the anecdote above proves it. I agree with Michelle Obama “When they go low we go high.” When you know it’s time to say farewell do the following:
- Write a resignation letter. It may seem old fashioned, but it’s best to gather your thoughts, write down a few of your major accomplishments on the job, and thank your employer.
- Give them time. Two weeks may sound like a lot, but respect goes a long way and leaving someone in a lurch is not ever a good idea. They will appreciate it.
- Hold your tongue. Wait for the exit interview to explain issues you may have with the company, and then still only provide constructive criticism.