How do I quit a job after 3 months delicately/professionally? Never been in this situation before, I started a new agency job in March and have pretty much been miserable since. While my boss senses that I am not be too happy in the role, we’ve never been able to openly discuss it in depth. Anyway, I just got offered a new role that seems like a better fit. When I give my notice, should I refuse to tell my current boss where I’m going out of fear of retaliation?

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You’re only about 90 days in. I think you can get out of it with a simple “this isn’t a good fit for me and I’ve found something else, but I’ll spend the time between now and my last day doing what I can to make a smooth transition and wrap up any projects.” You aren’t obligated to tell them where you’re going so you can leave that vague. Maybe “a bigger agency” or “specialized role” etc and just leave it at that.

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Completely agree. Just say it’s not a good fit.

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Same thing happened to me. I told em, they respected it without any backlash and we all moved on

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If people ask where you are going, it is okay to say "I'd rather not say." And congratulations!

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Do you put the old place on your resume? I’m currently in a similar situation.

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You are under no obligation to tell them where you’re going and they shouldn’t ask. But if they do, just say somewhere that’s a better fit for you and you’d prefer to wait to share until you start. (Obviously you won’t share it with them directly then but it’ll go on your LinkedIn, etc)

What kind of retaliation do you fear? I’m sure they’ll be surprised but they’ll get it over it/you quickly. Just give your notice and move on!

I wouldn't tell anyone at the company where you're going until you start

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