10 Things Not To Say When You Quit Your Job

When you quit your job it is hopefully because you are going to a company where you will either have a higher position or will be doing something totally different as a career.  More than 59% of all employees who leave an organization do so between six months and one year after their start date. Of those who stay, another 50% leave before two years of employment. It can also be good if you are quitting because you have found a company that aligns better with your needs.

But in some cases people quit because they are so exasperated with their job and cannot find any reason to stay. In all of these situations (especially the last one) you may feel the need to say certain things in your exit interview about what you thought of the company (AKA the seventh circle of hell) and the people in it (AKA Satan’s miscreants.) Now if you have won the lottery and never need to work again then go ahead and speak your mind. But for the rest of you, you may want to keep these expert tips in mind. Here are 10 things you should never say when you quit your job.

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    • Rachel

      While I agree that when quitting a job you should maintain professionalism and not burn bridges, I don’t agree with half of these “do not say” things. I think it’s only fair to tactfully let an employer know why you are leaving a job. If you were bullied and that person still works there, a manager should definitely know that HR problem still exists. If you were bored or underpaid the company should know that’s how you felt, because it might be a problem with too much/little workload assigned to that position which they can fix for the hire and avoid more turn around.

      If there is a problem with the job, and that’s why you are leaving, it’s only fair to the company/manager to let them know so they can make improvements. Turn around is costly, so they will appreciate avoiding multiple people having the same issues and constantly leaving without really saying why.