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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Cymbidium, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    Is there anyone else out there who hasn't told their employer that they'll be leaving soon! I plan an leaving the last week of June. My job relies on me heavily, but I can't bring myself to tell them I'm leaving for dental school. They have NO idea. Anyone else?
     
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  3. lifeisgood

    lifeisgood the original 5+ Year Member

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    I'm leaving July 31st and I just hired two people to take over what I do. My boss is fine with it and you should see the girl I just hired.
     
  4. wackiezackie82

    wackiezackie82 My Idol 2+ Year Member

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    I gave my employer one month's notice to be nice and to be able to transfer all my work to other people. My last day is May 4 and I'm giving myself time to relax and prepare for school!!! :cool:
     
  5. lava890

    lava890 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm in the exact same situation. I'm planning to leave at the beginning of June, and I am dreading telling my boss because she is awesome and I have a huge amount of responsibility. The job has nothing to do with dentistry and they have had no clue.
     
  6. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    Yup! That's exactly my situation! I have a great boss so I feel VERY guilty. What's worse is that I get my raise and bonus this week, so waiting to tell him until after I get my bonus!
     
  7. lgwdnbdgr

    lgwdnbdgr 10+ Year Member

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    Ha! I thought, "That sounds like my job!"
    Then I realized you mean, "they have no clue *that you are leaving for dental school.*"
     
  8. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    Haven't quit yet...counting down the days...
     
  9. aggie-master

    aggie-master Scrub 7+ Year Member

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    I already gave a date, which is 10 days before school starts, but now I wish I would have given myself a larger break.

    I need to move out of one place, into another (packing everything and unpacking it will take forever because my wife is a pack rat), and I wanted to spend a few days messing around in New Braunfels tubing in the river and going to a water park.

    I'm seriously considering moving my last day up or just taking vacation for my last week. My plan was to stop and then get paid for a week after I was gone with my unused vacation.
     
  10. CaliDDS

    CaliDDS 2+ Year Member

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    Dec 18, 2006
    what do you do?

     
  11. lifeisgood

    lifeisgood the original 5+ Year Member

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    I actually do two jobs (hence the two people). I am the sole person in charge of accounts receivable for a $8-10M a year company. I am also solely in charge of new business recruitment (i.e. outside sales). I visit various companies and get them to refer business to us. The company I work for does water & fire damage restoration. Basically, if someone's house floods out, we come in and dry it out then restore it back to normal. The same for if it burns down. Sad thing is I probably make more now than I will when I first get out of dental school. :(
     
  12. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    Me too.
     
  13. aggie-master

    aggie-master Scrub 7+ Year Member

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    I'm glad that I don't have that problem. It makes the decision to quit so much easier. Even at the low end of first year salaries, I'd be doubling my current salary in my first year out of dental school.
     
  14. shamrock2006

    shamrock2006 5+ Year Member

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    I plan on quitting probably about...the day before I move. Mainly b/c my parents own the place and I can basicallly do any damn thing I want :laugh:
     
  15. Dauber

    Dauber Big Baby Jesus 2+ Year Member

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    I'm in about the same boat. Pops is the GM at the plant I work at. I'll probably bounce in a couple weeks though so I have a little downtime/vaca before knuckling down in Dschool. Being the "boss's kid" ain't bad; as long as you dont' mind the occasional animosity on the floor :rolleyes:
     
  16. runawaypup

    runawaypup 2+ Year Member

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    I'm leaving in mid May to move and do a summer research program at the dental school. I feel bad because I am leaving earlier than I thought, but you've got to do what's best for you. My boss knew I would only be around for about a year.
     
  17. Veneto

    Veneto Member 5+ Year Member

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    I am quitting June 29th, and school starts the following Monday the second of July. During my two day break I've also got to close on our house, and move in. I am not stressed at all.
     
  18. dgaillard

    dgaillard New Member 2+ Year Member

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    I'm leaving mine at the end of July, about 10 days before school starts, and am still trying to decide how much notice to give. Will probably give them 6 weeks, but am considering two months.
     
  19. catytweety

    catytweety Member 5+ Year Member

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    My job has known I would be leaving since about 2 months ago. My last day will be June 15th and then I have to move to SF... I am dreading going back to the student budget!
     
  20. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    I think I can top that. I'm quitting end of June, getting married 2nd weekend of July, going to New Zealand for 2 weeks, coming back to LA, backing, flying to NYC, hopefully I'll find an apartment, flying back to LA, moving my husband to his new LA apartment, which we haven't found yet, packing a uhaul and driving my a$$ across country to start school 3rd week of August.
     
  21. lava890

    lava890 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I gave my notice today! I've been in a management development program at a huge financial company for the past 2 years since college, so dental school seemed to come completely out of left field. They took it really well.

    They said that career changes are much easier to understand than if you just leave for a competitor. Only problem is I wanted to work another month, but they're only giving me 2 weeks. Good luck to the rest of you.
     
  22. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    I just got a gigantic raise (12%) and a very nice bonus today. I think I'll wait a few weeks before I leave.
     
  23. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I thiink I'll just stop showing up for work. It will probably be December before anyone notices. What a great job!
     
  24. iviikoivi

    iviikoivi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I can't wait to leave my job but I need the money =\

    I'll probably be staying until mid-July
     
  25. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    On second thought - I quit, I'm going to Dental School. Consider this my two weeks notice.
     
  26. Veneto

    Veneto Member 5+ Year Member

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    Nice. Why didnt you get pregnant and deliver about the same time as well. That would ice the cake.:laugh:
     
  27. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    Ha! Good idea!

    That would totally suck!
    :laugh:
     
  28. maksidaa

    maksidaa shaniqua 7+ Year Member

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    my last day is friday and then monday i leave for thailand for 2 months. i work in a lab and the people i work with are great, but i wanted to travel and chill before d-school started. they completely understood.
     
  29. keibee82

    keibee82 Blue_tooth... 2+ Year Member

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    Gonna quit in late July. Going to New York right after for about a week to see Yankees game and see the town. First time going to NY, so i'm pretty excited. But first...gotta work hard for next three months to save up some money before I go to dental school. I'm thinking about going to Orlando or some place else after coming back from NY. Anyone have any suggestion or recommendation on where to travel?
     
  30. HeMan

    HeMan 2+ Year Member

    I still haven't decided. I want to give my manager at least a months notice, but I have been hearing stories about people being fired early when they give notice, so I'm not sure. I'm working on selling my house, and finding a place out in Cleveland. The longer I can keep making money, the better. Of course, sanity counts for something too, right?
     
  31. mymouthsmells

    mymouthsmells Old Member 2+ Year Member

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    I actually started a part time job and they have no idea I'm leaving in Aug. Oh well.
     
  32. ddhm

    ddhm 2+ Year Member

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    going to new york is awesome. yankees game? even better! i don't know if this is feasible for you after ny, but you know what ive always wanted to do? -- tour as much of the country as i can by train. starting from ny, you can travel all the way down the atlantic coast, hopping off at cities like dc and boston, all the way down to miami. or you can travel towards chicago, then ride the rails all the way to the pacific northwest, seeing those beautiful states like montana and wyoming on your way. a trip like this would've be doubly cool if you could convince a good friend to go along.

    holy!! thailand? -- sweet! have fun
     

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