How to Tell Your Boss You Found a New After-School Job
Take Care of Any Conflicts
The key to informing your current boss about your new job is to direct the subject in a positive direction. If you are having conflicts at your current job, you should discuss those conflicts with care--offending your boss could make your last 2 weeks at the company a pretty rocky 2 weeks. If you are leaving because the new job is simply more exciting and a better fit for you, be honest with your current boss about it. Very few people expect teenagers to keep part-time jobs forever, so they should understand your desire to move on to something different. For more tips on how to leave your after-school job, visit CVTips.com.
Practice with a Friend
It is perhaps a bit too optimistic to think that all employers are going to understand your reasons for moving on to a different after-school job, so prepare for the worst. Your employer could express some disappointment or may even try to talk you out of your decision. Practice this conversation with a friend or family member. If you remain confident during your conversation with your employer, the outcome will likely be a smooth 2 weeks and a bigger and better job, plus a great recommendation letter in the future.
Give Proper Notice
You should have a conversation with your current employer about your new after-school job at least 2 weeks before you plan to quit. A 2-week notice will give the employer the opportunity to find someone to fill the position after you have left. It will also give you time to prepare for the new job. Your new employer will respect the fact that you need to give your current company a heads-up before leaving. This is a sign you will treat the new company with the same respect if you decide to leave that after-school job in the future.