THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I've been wanting to quit my job for a little while now. I have a side business that has taken off over the last three years. I was going to quit in 2020, but I didn't know if my side job would keep going strong. It has. I've been working the bare minimum at my regular job. I've turned down overtime and even passed up an opportunity for a promotion. I didn't think it would be right to do that when I'm planning to quit. My question is this. My brother thinks I should make a big splashy exit that will have people talking for years. I think I should just give a two week notice and move on. His idea was to record a video of me quitting and hope it goes viral to help push my other business. What do you think? Does that sound too risky? I think it would be funny. My boss would probably also find the humor, but I'm not sure the owner of the company even has a sense of humor. Any advice? This would be a sure fire way to burn this bridge. That seems like a bad idea. What are your thoughts?
Signed – Ready For The Next Chapter
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