I QUIT!!!!!

You have grown increasingly unhappy with your job and you have decided it’s time for you to leave.

Most of us deep down inside would like to make a dramatic movie-styled exit…you know the one that involves clearing off your desk with one swoop of your arm and quoting words from the movie, Half Baked…Yes, that kind of exit…

Well, forget about it. It is highly likely that you will run into someone from your employment again and likely in a professional setting. Don’t give them the power to judge you with the last memory of you being a mad man/woman stunt that was uncalled for.

Would it be initially funny and some what liberating….yes, but the joke would ultimately be on you. Consider this…with or without you, the company will go on and will replace you, so your stunt only becomes a historical joke for employees to recap. This stunt gives you no leverage at future companies and adds no new entries on your resume.

Scarlet Says…Leave on the most professional grounds. Submit a professional resignation letter and provide ample time to properly transition out of your position.

Even if you are leaving to go into an entirely different industry or to start your own company, consider that you may be asking these same people to purchase your products in the future. Don’t set yourself up to fail in the future by burning the bridges you’ve crossed…

Until next time,



I enjoy doing a lot of things, but at the top of that list is inspiring people to take action and harness their inner CONFIDENCE!! I love assisting people with discovering and reaching their full potential and I do so through the fields of etiquette and leadership. Now, I wouldn't dare say that I’m a traditional etiquette and leadership consultant. This may be a little confusing because what could possibly exude more of a traditional feeling than being a good leader and practicing good etiquette?

But my perspective and approach to leadership is more nuanced and modern. I believe that leadership shouldn’t only coalesce among our C-suite executives. Leadership can be a vast and inclusive concept, and everyone has leadership potential in their own unique way in both professional and social settings (my book, Leader by Mistake, talks all about this). I take great pride in curating and delivering classes and content that inspire people to lead wherever they are and with the tools that that they have so that they can advance to their next level.

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