Quitting. How to do it right.
But its just a temp job…. Or is it? 30-day temp-to-hire with a company that offers union benefits once converted? Or how about a 90-day temp-to-hire with a company that offers phenomenal benefits once you are an employee.
Not every person is a fit for every company because of culture match, personality, or job responsibilities. Here at SharpLink we do our best to inform our prospective workers of everything that they’ll need to know prior to heading out to the interview and ask questions of the candidate to strengthen our chances of making a match. We were successful converting 40% of our workers into permanent positions in 2016 which is significantly higher than our competitors report.
But in the case, the job you accept with us isn’t a fit – here is the best way to handle the situation. And it isn’t…. No Call, No Show.
- If the job isn’t a fit for you – you don’t like the work – finish your day and contact your SharpLink representative to discuss options. Sometimes it might be best for the client to give the option of providing a notice to allow them to find a suitable replacement for the position. This also will allow SharpLink to help you in looking at other customers that might be a better fit for you.
- If you don’t get along with your co-workers or boss – again – finish your day and communicate the issue with your SharpLink representative and discuss options.
- If you are in an unsafe or illegal environment – If you are being harassed, discriminated against, or mistreated or your health or safety are at risk, or you are being required to do something unsafe or illegal, it’s reasonable to leave immediately, with an explanation of why and IMMEDIATELY contact your SharpLink representative.
- You got another job – If you want to move on to a new career, you should absolutely do just that. However, any career change should pay due respect to the current position and to the job investment already made by giving a two-week notice to your current company. Contact your SharpLink representative to discuss what notice period is appropriate.
Why is this important?
- Quitting just to “show them” won’t show them anything. People sometimes feel that they’ll prove something to their employer by quitting, especially by making the statement of simply walking off the job. While your employer might be surprised at first, they’ll quickly get over it and meanwhile, you’ll be left jobless just to make a point and SharpLink won’t be able to assist you moving forward so you’ve just burned a bridge.
- You may want to come back to this company in the future. It might be the client you dislike and not SharpLink, but you left us hanging once before and now we have your perfect job! We would not be able to redeploy you with another client down the road because no call/no show is the equivalent of job abandonment and that my friend makes you ineligible for rehire.
- It will harm you in future reference checks. No matter how good your work was, reference checkers will always hear that you left without notice and will assume you may do the same thing to them. That will trump any positive work that you did in that job and can be a deal breaker for many organizations.
Deciding not to go back to a job without informing anyone is unprofessional and not a mature way to handle the situation. If you are truly serious about having gainful employment SharpLink is there to help you navigate uncertainty of when to provide notice and how much time you need to give.