Even on the Way Out Be Grateful for Your Job

When you leave a job, show up like a grown-up and leave the right way.

When you leave a job, show up like a grown-up and leave the right way.

I have often read with amusement accounts of people who just go crazy and quit their jobs with no notice in a hail of expletives and mean comments. These stories are fun to read. Some of them even make great sitcom episodes. However, they are not so funny and amusing in the real world. If you have ever been at work when a co-work quit and stormed off in a blaze of glory, it may have been a scary occasion. You may have wondered if violence was about to ensue. It is one thing for someone to “go postal” in a book or on television, it is something completely different when you are sitting at your desk and don’t know if a departing employee is about to shoot up the place. It is not fun to live through and it is not a good thing for you to do.