By now we have all seen Charlo Greene quit her KTVA reporting job on air in an effort to promote her new endeavor; legalizing medical marijuana in Alaska.
My hope is that she will be self-employeed, but may be unemployed, for a long time as a result of her less than eloquent exit. Ms. Greene may have her 15 minutes of fame, but the aftermath is many companies may not want to associate with her for years to come.
Flyy Girl has a better way to exit your job. Here are the do’s and don’t of quitting with class.
DO: Have another job or $$$ saved up. You should have six months of living expenses saved and/or a job comparable to your current job.
DON’T: Never quit because someone made you mad, you can’t stand your coworker, your boss is a slacker, etc. Focus on the relationship and why you are at that job.
DO: Assist in your exit plan. Do you have open projects? Complete those or help train a person to take it over.
DON’T: Bad mouthing your old employer is dumb. They were smart enough to hire you, and they were good enough for you to take the job, so shut your mouth. Bad mouthing your old employers make your new company and coworkers question what you say behind their backs.
DO: Leave on a high note. Make people wish and beg for you to come back. Bad news and bad behavior travels fast.