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I will likely leave my new consulting job soon after 3 months. My current job is causing me to (almost) burn out already - I’m essentially doing the job of 2 people due to the project being understaffed. Management style is also severely micromanaged. I am in the process of interviewing & will likely get an offer. Thinking ahead, I am unsure what to say to my current company as the reason for leaving. I have a feeling things will turn hostile.

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If it turns hostile that's on them. They have burned you out and can't expect you to be a happy resource working in that environment. Sounds like its not the team you should have. I would assess the situation before switching and make sure other engagements aren't typically staffed that way bc 3 months is quite quick to leave, but at the end of the day you have to do what's best for you, your goals, and well being

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It seems like a theme here. At least in the division of the company I was hired into. Unsure if I’d be able to get out. The new role would also allow me to leave consulting, which was a goal of mine at the beginning of 2020. But I agree, it comes down to my mental health & being on the brink of depression isn’t worth it.

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If it turns hostile, just further justification that you're right in following your instinct to leave sooner rather than later. Work is just work. So what's right for you. They wouldn't hesitate to fire you if the situation was different.

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Just leave What can they do? I had the same situation and everyone called trying to snoop and change my mind. Just stick with a firm answer, say you need time off or whatever and move on

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I did say because of personal family reasons, but in all honesty- I wish I would have just stood up for myself more and said “I’m done” and that’s it. I think you feel pressure to have an explanation and avoid confrontation, but you’re already leaving so...who cares? As long as you have at least someone who you can use as a reference, who cares about everyone else

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How did you get time to interview? Just asking as I might be planning to do the same.

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Got it, thanks OP. Helps me.

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