Quitting your job: Just do it the right way people.

I finally came to realize that it’s normal to hear that people come and go, even when you are working in a company that you feel is actually not so bad.

Regardless of what kind of company you are in, people come and go. People move on.

But then when it comes to coming and going, I frequently hear about employees who come by just for a few weeks or months, and suddenly they leave.

In worst cases, they were gone in 24 hours. Like suddenly, poof!, and they are gone.

Which makes me think of the reasons of why such things happen?

In the workforce, people say sometimes you just have to be selfish. When an opportunity comes, usually it is not ideal to let it fly by. You grab it.

But even to the expense of others? Is that how it is supposed to work?

Say for example you just joined the company, and people are actually spending time and resources to make you feel at “home” and get you in the game, and then suddenly you just drop the bomb and leave. I mean, how cruel is that?

As much as we should keep it professional (sometimes I feel that this term is being abused honestly), but when it comes to emotional impact, it really does matters. It gives an impact to the morale of the team, and to me it’s just NOT professional.

But then again, it all comes back to grabbing opportunity. If the reason why someone abruptly leaves is because he got another better offer or he finally gets what he wants, then we cannot really put the blame on him right?

I don’t know. In one hand I feel that it is wrong and unethical, but in the other I feel that it is something that has to happen.

I would try not to get into this position, but I wonder, what would I have done if it is me?

Whatever it is I always believe in one thing: Dignity and respect.

Unless the company you are leaving is a total a**, then by all means you should leave in a professional manner, with dignity and due respect.


Anonymous said…
what if I left my teaching and volunteering profession to keep myself away from 'fitna'? what if my decision to quit teaching was also to be closer to Allah?

yes, some Muslims quit their jobs usually for the right reasons. May Allah make it a blessing for me that I've stopped teaching momentarily :)

some of the benefits of me not teaching anymore:

1) no more eye to eye contact with non-Mahrams
2) no more insulting or hurting a Muslim who didn't deserve my insults => no more sin insha-Allah
3) no more stress! no more assignments in making silly lesson plans etc.
4) no more unfairness if I was ever unfair to any of my students
5) better be the quiet one who doesn't get into any trouble than be that one who keeps talking and talking, committing all kinds of sin.

Allahu A'lam. May Allah make us among those whom He and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam love. Ameen.

Anonymous said…
btw, sister in Islam from Malaysia, can I ask you your name? and age? :)

Ayuni A. said…
Salaam Mariam,
Thanks for the opinion. Good to hear that leaving your job contributes to better yourself, which is a good decision!

In this context however I was talking about the way people quit their job, which is the abrupt way, and which people do not really fancy and a bit unprofessional to me.

You can find out more about me at my About page.

Thanks for visiting!
Ayuni A. said…
Oops sorry, I did not put my name in my About page did I? Pfft.Name is Ayuni ;)
Anonymous said…
Thank you so much for your response, sister in Islam :)

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