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Does this sound unprofessional/rude to you? Topic: How to write a notice to finish work
June 16, 2019 / By Gladwyn
Question: Here's the situation, I teach nutritinal classes but i am quitting. I had one schedled for 6p-8p and i canceled because it would be overime but instead of overtime pay, we have to take that time off instead. My last day is next Friday and my co-worker thinks i should do the class anyway but that would take away from the time i need to be in the office to take care of buisness so this is what i wrote her..... You are free to work with them if you would like. My last day is next Friday and my time is a hot commodity. I'm sorting my paperwork now, Monday is gone, I had a meeting today, will have one tomorrow, I still need to read up on and prepare for next Friday. I will be delivering items from here to agencies and I'm still waiting to hear from Linda as to what all she would like me to put back in the Melrose office. Chances are they will use my numbers whether I graduated my class or not because even though Tina left, we were not able to use her numbers...also she had classes that she turned in as finished but they weren't- they were with the kids so I don't know specifically which ones they were. I will pretty much be counting next Thurs. as my last day because the Food Bank conference will be where I'll be spending the brunt of my time Friday. I don't have the option of coming back the next Monday to tie up loose ends. It is hard to quit a job like this because of the nature of it but I have to pick a point somewhere and wrap it up. I put in a 2 wk notice crazy...thanks for the school tip! mj- YES. when I explained it to her before she kept saying...well go ahead and do it so i had to say more to break it down.... yeah i should have put hot commodity in quotations...but she knows how I am so she will get it....hopefully
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Dorian Dorian | 3 days ago
I don't think that it's unreasonable. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Sometimes you have to prioritize and set limits. If you are dealing with professionals then they will realize that it is more professional for you to clarify your position (no matter what it is), and you are doing just that. The only thing is the line "You are free to work with them if you would like. My last day is next Friday and my time is a hot commodity.". This seems like you are reacting out of stress, or lack of interest. You could have worded it differently, but I don't believe that it's truly offensive. If anyone feels slighted, offer them a quick apology, pat them on the back and move on.
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Dorian Originally Answered: Does this sound unprofessional/rude to you?
I don't think that it's unreasonable. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Sometimes you have to prioritize and set limits. If you are dealing with professionals then they will realize that it is more professional for you to clarify your position (no matter what it is), and you are doing just that. The only thing is the line "You are free to work with them if you would like. My last day is next Friday and my time is a hot commodity.". This seems like you are reacting out of stress, or lack of interest. You could have worded it differently, but I don't believe that it's truly offensive. If anyone feels slighted, offer them a quick apology, pat them on the back and move on.
Dorian Originally Answered: Does this sound unprofessional/rude to you?
I would stay in college and take an English course. Man, I got tired of reading your rant to her with all of your run-on sentences. Anyway, what every your hot commodity is, quitting without proper notice is not a very good idea.

Brenden Brenden
I would stay in college and take an English course. Man, I got tired of reading your rant to her with all of your run-on sentences. Anyway, what every your hot commodity is, quitting without proper notice is not a very good idea.
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Afton Afton
I don't like the phrase "my time is a hot commodity" because it implies, "and yours isn't." The whole thing could be a bit more formal and considerably shorter. Does she need to know so many details?
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Afton Originally Answered: Would it be very unprofessional and somewhat groveling to email someone about a job?
You have thought it thru completely. You can stand on principle and wait until she realizes that you are worth the higher salary. Or you call her today and say that you are ready to start working this week. No mention of groveling or begging. Sometimes another job will call you at exactly the moment you pick up the phone to call this person.

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