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How do I tell my boss of 5 years that I am resigning ?

I've been working at my current job for over 5 years, it is a small business, one owner, a couple of workers and myself as the only office staff (name it , I do it). However due to lack of growth and low pay I have come to the conclusion that I have to move on to find something that fits me better. I am a college graduate and have to put the degree to use, but in doing so I need to leave so that I can active and aggressively pursue another job. So what's the best way to break the news to my employer?, I plan to give him a month's notice.

Asked By: leo821975 - 3/24/2007
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I strongly recommend you rethink your strategy. Although you will hear from some career consultants to leave your position to focus on your job search, most will tell you it's better to be EMPLOYED rather than UNEMPLOYED during your job search. Why? If you are employed, the perception is that you are looking for... More
Answered By: Mike S - 3/24/2007
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You said it in your question. Tell him you love your job but it's time to move on,, gotta put your degree to work.
Answered By: Jeff - 3/24/2007
 
Tell him that it has been wonderful working for him, but you think that it's time to resign. Tell him that he's been a wonderful boss, how much you've enjoyed working for him, but you aren't making enough money to provide for yourself, or whatever you problem may be. Just say that you need to pursue a new job, and... More
Answered By: vballaim7 - 3/24/2007
 
Just tell him that it's time for you to move on and broaden your horizons. Tell him you've received an offer that you just can't refuse. Thank him for everything that he's taught you over the years.
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Answered By: bostonianinmo - 3/24/2007
 
You don't actually have to tell your boss anything, but if you'd like to tell your boss exactly what you are doing. Your boss is going to understand and if your employer decides they don't want you to leave they may offer you more if they can. Every employee is replaceable (even if it's difficult) and your boss will... More
Answered By: peachyfrosty - 3/24/2007
 
Find a new job then quit working. Its much harder to find work with out a current source of income.
Answered By: Douglas ? - 3/24/2007
 
First Tell Him/Her That you loved working there and you want to put your degree first to do something better in life. Or, you can do something to get fired and you will get that check
Answered By: stewie1 - 3/24/2007
 
A real professional way to handle resigning is a 2-fold response....for you never know when you may need your manager as a future reference... More
Answered By: C. M. - 3/24/2007
 
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