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Question #91513 posted on 07/22/2018 3 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm really frustrated at my job right now, I don't usually ever feel this way, I've always loved to work, and right now, I'm about 2 months in to a job that makes me really unhappy almost every day. I'm planning to send in my two weeks notice once I find another job in the near future. My question, when I quit, would it be productive to tell my supervisor why I'm leaving so soon, or to just say I'm leaving. I've talked to a few of my co-workers, and we all agree on a few ways we could make the job way easier, without sacrificing any productivity, but I think they may be a little stuck in their ways, and I doubt they'd listen to someone new who's already leaving.

-My Name Here


Dear You,

I'm glad you're leaving a job that makes you unhappy, and I hope you find more satisfaction and meaning in your future job! As for whether you should tell your supervisor what makes the work environment so unpleasant, my question for you is what do you have to lose by telling them? That's not a rhetorical question. Would it be burning a bridge you might need for your career later on? Would it mean they wouldn't give you a good reference that you really need? Or would it not really have any long-term effects on your life at all? If you don't have anything to lose, you might as well go for it and explain why you're leaving. Worst-case scenario, they don't listen to you and don't change anything, and you're not any worse off, except for maybe feeling a little awkward in the moment. Best-case scenario, they take your words to heart and implement some changes, making things better for your coworkers who are still there.


posted on 07/24/2018 2:06 p.m.
Dear friend,

If you work at a big enough company to have an HR rep, they will probably do an exit interview with you on your last day. At that point you could talk to the rep about your suggestions. Whether this happens or not may depend on the company, and on the state where you live, so it's also not a bad idea to just talk to your manager about it. Good luck making some changes!