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How long should a person stay at a job before leaving?

I'm just out of high school and saving up for college. I've got two part-time retail jobs going, but they're not exactly the best fit. I've been at one for almost 4 months and the other for about 2 weeks. I'm just wondering what's considered decent at this level of the employment scale.

Asked By: Anonymous A - 12/5/2009
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Often an employer for this kind of job will ask you 'How long do you plan to stay at this job?' He knows you're not making a career out of it, it's what's called 'casual employment... More
Answered By: It's That Guy - 12/5/2009
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You can leave a job anytime you want. You might want to give notice just so you don't burn bridges. Just tell them that the position is not what your looking for and you need to move on to something else.
Answered By: dpsa98 - 12/5/2009
 
Speaking from experience you should stay at least 1 year as it looks good on your CV and when going for meeting/interviews people won't question your commitment to other jobs. 1 year is seen as a long time in today financial climate. If you really hate it then 6 months.
Answered By: Az - 12/5/2009
 
Ask your employer if there is a different position at the job you can be suitable for...They may have different opportunities in the same business for you to try before giving your two weeks.
Answered By: KATI b - 12/7/2009
 
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