Here’s an interesting article on the MSNBC website about how to leave a job gracefully.
As with many articles, some of the most helpful information is actually in the little sidebar embedded in the page, so make sure you check that out.
I’ve talked about this before, but here’s the thing: Even when you’re leaving a job – especially at that time – you have to decide who you want to be. Ultimately, you have to be at peace with yourself over your decision. And, believe me, your choices will come back to haunt you in the future. The world is just too small to hide from karma.
So, decide: Do you want to be known as honest, useful, helpful, someone that those people might want to work with again? Or do you want to be known as deceitful, bitter, and someone they’re glad to not have to know anymore?
Yes, it may hurt. We’re all human, and pain is a part of that game. But it’s your choice to how you use that pain, whether you use it to burn your bridges, or to build new ones.