-This is a second job, the first being a full time job for my family's company. My role in my first job is changing, and I want to focus more of my energy on that.
-I have hobbies I want to devote time to.
-I hate hate hate working at the store; the customers aren't my friends, my co-workers aren't my friends. It is weirdly hellish and physically demanding. I get so exhausted after a shift.
-It makes me feel bad about myself and my self-worth, and like I have no dreams and I won't accomplish anything with my life.
-I have reached my personal financial savings goal. I don't need to suffer anymore really.
-We all have to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, New Years etc etc. (wonder if you can guess where I work...).
The problem is that the holiday season is gearing up, and they expect me to be there and work (and do more physically demanding stuff). I used to work for the corporate office, so the managers regard me as someone with company loyalty etc... even though I show no motivation to become shift lead or progress towards management (I assume they know I don't give a rats ass, but they do respect me enough). They are all stressed out, and I feel bad for all the assistant managers. They also pretend to be friendly with me (not real friends, but they act like they care).
I made it clear when they first hired me that this is a job that may end with me leaving, but "I'll see where it goes" (hinting that I may want to go down the store management path). It was a little manipulative of me to leave my motivations so open-ended, but I needed a part time job at the time.
What should I tell my manager about why I'm leaving? I feel like real reason #1 is the only thing to say, but they will be suspicious that I'm leaving before Christmas. Should I just keep up the charade?
How should this conversation go?
I've quit a job before, but the last time, my reason was "I'm relocating". Ugh, that was so much less awkward.
Can't wait to never step foot in that store though! And transfer my scripts/business elsewhere (aka to the competitor down the street)!
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You are easily replaceable, especially since the holidays are coming up. I'm sure someone will be eager to take your place because everyone needs extra cash before the holidays. Just tell them that you have to leave because you're advancing at your family's company. I'm pretty sure your manager won't care about the reasoning behind why you're leaving, so it probably doesn't matter how you put it. Just give them a good heads up so that they'll have time to find someone else to fill your spot.
Actually, you should try to care less about what they think. If you want to leave, you have the right to leave. There's no need to feel awkward or nervous, you're not breaking up with a boyfriend. You're just leaving a part-time job for something better.