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7 Ways to Quit Your Job Gracefully

Just Because You're Leaving Doesn't Mean You Should Burn Bridges

There's a Right and Wrong Way to Quit a Job

So you're quitting? Congratulations on getting a new gig or just getting out of your old job that wasn't working. But no matter why you're leaving, make sure you do it the right way.

Your parents probably told you to be the bigger person, right? Well now it's time to put that to the test. And that test can be pretty difficult if you really hated your job. There's no question that, for some people, it feels really good to quit with a bang and stick it to everyone who wronged you in the past. But even though that'll give you instant gratification, it could have long-term negative repercussions on your future employment.

Even the worst jobs usually have some sort of silver lining. So when you're getting ready to leave, think about the one or two things you learned that will be of value going forward, and appreciate those nuggets. Be a professional, take the high road (even when no one would blame you for going nuclear), and avoid purposely leaving your company in a bad predicament when you walk out the door. Here are some tips to remember before your last day.