7 Ways To Screw Up Quitting Your Job

first_imgThe current job climate has left many employed individuals feeling trapped in positions they dislike. Workers are left facing a variety of issues including being overworked, underpaid and/or struggling with a less-than-great manager.For those individuals looking to finally quit their lackluster positions, the New Year is just around the corner, and it’s boasting some good news in terms of job outlook in 2013. In the coming year, like likelihood of landing a new job will be the best since 2007.But before you quit your job tomorrow, it’s important to recognize there are many potentially terrible things to do when planning your exit strategy. Here are seven things you don’t want to do when leaving your current position:1. Quit Unexpectedly And Without Notice. Even if you’ve reached your wits’ end in your current position, quitting without warning just isn’t acceptable. The standard practice for resigning involves giving two weeks’ notice — failing to do so could result in a bridge being burned. It’s true that a trail of respect often follows you from job to job and word can get out within your industry about how you handled your resignation.2. Forget To Weigh Your Options. Many individuals find that leaving a job they’re unhappy in for a new opportunity wasn’t necessarily the answer to their problems. While this isn’t the case for everyone, many employees suffer from a “grass is always greener” mentality, which leads to quitting rather than attempting to weigh their options. Before you decide to quit, assess your situation and look for way to improve it — don’t be afraid to approach your manager with a potential plan.3. Don’t Put It In Writing. Simply telling your manager that you are quitting just won’t cut it. Write a formal resignation letter and set up a meeting with your manager. There are many scenarios for resigning, and putting it in writing will act as a professional and respectful way to express your terms.4. Don’t Ask For An Exit Interview. Many companies require every employee participate in an exit interview prior to leaving. If your company doesn’t require this, it’s still a good idea attempt to set one up. This is your chance to be respectfully honest about your experience with the company — good or bad. Your answers to a variety of questions could help benefit current and future staff.5. Disregard Asking For A Reference. Never quit without asking your boss and colleagues if they would be interested in acting as a reference for you in the future. Don’t miss out on the chance to use someone who truly knows about your qualifications — especially if you’ve worked with them for a long time. Be sure to gather their information, stay in touch at least every quarter, and contact them when you actually give their name to a company during the hiring process.6. Spread Gossip. There can certainly be a lot of negativity involved with quitting, but do your best to ensure that all of your conversations about moving on are positive. Never brag about your new job, talk poorly about management, or express anything less than a positive outlook. Gossip moves fast in a work environment, and you wouldn’t want anyone to lose respect for you.7. Don’t Tie Up Loose Ends. Resignation isn’t always easy when it comes to tying up loose ends, but it’s essential that you do so. Your boss will respect your flexibility in terms of helping to train your replacement or finishing up certain projects you’ve been assigned. Whatever the case may be, leaving things unfinished shouldn’t be optional.Quitting your job isn’t always a smooth transition, but there are many things that you can do to avoid a burned bridge. Stray from these mistakes to ensure a professional resignation that leaves you with strong references.Have you ever resigned from a position? If so, how did you handle it?last_img read more

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The Arizona Cardinals have bandwagon fans Really

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals have bandwagon fans.Really, they do. According to a study by a couple of smart people at Emory University, a look at the NFL from 2001 to 2013 yielded that the Cardinals have the most bandwagon fans in the NFL.“The winner, or maybe that should be the loser, of this ranking is the Arizona Cardinals,” the piece says.Loser? Really? This should be cause for celebration.I mean, the Cardinals — the ARIZONA CARDINALS — have a bandwagon. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Ask anyone who grew up in Arizona during the 90s and sat in the heat and on the metal bleachers watching terrible football if they ever thought that would happen. Hoped, maybe. But thought? Doubtful.Remember, there’s a reason the team’s “State of Football” video is so cool — it’s accurate.In 2001, the first year of the study, the highest attendance number the Cardinals posted was 47,239, which they drew in a season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos. In 2013, their lowest home figure was 60,034, which was the total in a Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions. Twenty years ago the only way the Cardinals would sell out a home game was if the Dallas Cowboys or another one of the league’s popular teams was in town. Now, all they have to do is have a home game.And that’s due to the ever-growing bandwagon.Now, it’s understandable that some of you, the folks who sat through the blistering heat week after week, season after season, would be offended by the very notion that the Cardinals have bandwagon fans.But that study is not talking about you, the die-hard who has “earned” the fruits the Cardinals franchise is now starting to bare. It’s talking about the fans who remember Cardinals history all the way back to Edgerrin James and Kurt Warner, the ones who got on board with the team once it moved into that shiny stadium in 2006. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories ErrorOK… ErrorOK When you look around University of Phoenix Stadium next season, though, will you be able to point those fans out? Will you look down on them if their first red jersey says “Fitzgerald” or “Leinart” instead of “Centers” or “Plummer”? Well, maybe if it says Leinart, but that’s a separate issue entirely.The truth is, while there should absolutely be some level of pride and even achievement for someone who has been a fan since the SDS days, there is nothing wrong with anyone who is a recent addition to Cardinals fan hood. Provided they stick around, of course.Some of the people who proudly wear Cardinals gear these days will trade it in for some other team’s gear if and when the Cardinals begin to struggle, and those kind of “fans” are the scourge of the sports world. But chances are the vast majority of new Cards fans are not of that ilk; instead, they were either too young to really be fans or had just been waiting for the right time to finally go all-in with the franchise. Assuming the Cardinals continue on their current trajectory, there is no reason to think their fan base won’t continue to grow. Many of those who hopped onto the bandwagon will in turn raise die-hards, and sooner or later you’ll have an incredibly loud, strong, and passionate base. That’s how it works. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires But more than anything, the idea that the Cardinals have a bandwagon is great because of the most simple of reasons, one that should bring a smile to every Arizona fan’s face:Bad teams don’t have bandwagons. Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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