Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 23 Oct 2014, 00:48

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Quitting Your Job

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2008, 19:47
I would probably have to break it into 2 parts... :)
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
Haas Ambassador
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983
Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 133 [0], given: 10

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2008, 20:36
Plan to work until end of June. I get bonuses every 6 months, and will need the extra cash.
My situation is slightly different. I already have a kid, and a second one due end of April, so can't afford to quit early. I've already done a lot of travelling (I'm older, so had more time to do it), and already live in Asia, and travelled to most places here in fact I've just returned from Singapore and Vietnam.

Fortunately for me, the wife is on an ex-pat package, so when we leave, we will get a relocation allowance from her employer which will pay for the moving etc. We will also get a pension refund from the Japanese government when we leave Japan.

Plan to leave Japan early July and move to where i will be studying to allow for settling in time. Although a couple of things are complicating the matter :-
1) Current manager is fighting fot my promotion -> this could mean i get part-sponsored by the company to do the mba, because he doesn't want me to leave.
2) Manager in another department (product management) wants me to shift over there when a vacancy appears -> could mean getting part-sponsorship, as he also doesn't want me to leave.
3) Colleague in another country (same company) is trying to create a new position for me in a new department in a new country. (Again, don't want me to leave).
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 202
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2008, 21:38
togafoot wrote:
Plan to leave Japan early July and move to where i will be studying to allow for settling in time. Although a couple of things are complicating the matter :-
1) Current manager is fighting fot my promotion -> this could mean i get part-sponsored by the company to do the mba, because he doesn't want me to leave.
2) Manager in another department (product management) wants me to shift over there when a vacancy appears -> could mean getting part-sponsorship, as he also doesn't want me to leave.
3) Colleague in another country (same company) is trying to create a new position for me in a new department in a new country. (Again, don't want me to leave).


Sounds like you are in high demand. Are you sure you want an MBA now? Just wondering ... :)
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983
Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 133 [0], given: 10

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 15:14
yes, MBA now, because the demand for my skills is in my area of technical expertise. Which is what i want to get out of.. That`s the reason for doing an MBA, as I`m effectively pigeon-holed by my skillset.

The `promotion` and new department do not effectovely change my role. Merely recognises my responsibilities. The product management role is the one i would go for, but that`s a complicated situation.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5925
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)
Followers: 256

Kudos [?]: 1577 [0], given: 7

Premium Member
Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 05:50
My advice:

* I got 5 hours sleep last night
* Thats pretty much normal these days
* I'm about to run to class
* I'm not totally prepared for it

Thus:

* Quit immediately
* Take time off
* Enjoy yourself
* Relax
* Do nothing
* Do absolutely nothing
* Sleep
* Nap
* Eat
* Sleep more

Cause grad school is like drinking from a firehose.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983
Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 133 [0], given: 10

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 06:41
rhyme wrote:
My advice:

* I got 5 hours sleep last night
* Thats pretty much normal these days
* I'm about to run to class
* I'm not totally prepared for it


Sounds similar to when my first child was born ;) Except running to class can be exchanged with caring for the child.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 408
Location: Atlanta, GA
Schools: Emory class of 2010
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 07:53
rhyme wrote:
My advice:

* I got 5 hours sleep last night
* Thats pretty much normal these days
* I'm about to run to class
* I'm not totally prepared for it

Thus:

* Quit immediately
* Take time off
* Enjoy yourself
* Relax
* Do nothing
* Do absolutely nothing
* Sleep
* Nap
* Eat
* Sleep more

Cause grad school is like drinking from a firehose.


Any repercussions for having a 7 month gap in your resume for quitting now? Or is it common enough that companies may expect this before many students enter B-school?
_________________

Member Profile: 111-t56279

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 202
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 08:12
rhyme wrote:
My advice:

* I got 5 hours sleep last night
* Thats pretty much normal these days
* I'm about to run to class
* I'm not totally prepared for it

Thus:

* Quit immediately
* Take time off
* Enjoy yourself
* Relax
* Do nothing
* Do absolutely nothing
* Sleep
* Nap
* Eat
* Sleep more

Cause grad school is like drinking from a firehose.


Sounds pretty intense but exciting! ... Seriously though, I can't wait to go to b-school. It's getting harder and harder everyday to concentrate at work. :)
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 08:17
man, just found out that Anderson Days admit weekend overlaps with this corporate training course I signed up for already. Should I cancel the course or skip the admit weekend? You need VP approval to cancel corporate courses that you are nominated for. Grr...
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
Haas Ambassador
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4320
Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010
Followers: 78

Kudos [?]: 701 [0], given: 5

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 08:21
kryzak wrote:
man, just found out that Anderson Days admit weekend overlaps with this corporate training course I signed up for already. Should I cancel the course or skip the admit weekend? You need VP approval to cancel corporate courses that you are nominated for. Grr...


When is admit weekend for UCLA? I think if its post Haas decision you should hold off on saying anything. If you get into Haas then no need to worry about going to UCLA...if its past mid feb, there is always the possiblity that you may hear from Kellogg before then too.
_________________

Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 385
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 08:59
I just had to outline my work goals (by quarter) for 2008 for my new boss. For Q3, I just put: I plan to leave for school around this time. HOORAY!
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 09:09
it's actually in March. I was still thinking of going to check out the admit weekend even if I get into Haas (and/or Kellogg), just to see if there's something that may sway my decision there. Are you saying I should just not go if I get into schools I most likely will choose over UCLA?
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
Haas Ambassador
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 68
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 11:06
kwam wrote:
I will take July to travel - We have already decided 15 days in Egypt, perhaps more 10 in Ireland and other European place - and then I intend to settle in US the beggining of august.

I decided to take some language courses, English and Spanish, this semester, and in August the pre courses that schools usually offer.

So, I'll work until the end of June!


kwam - i just spent 15 days in egypt! it was fabulous! be careful of the police convoys. that almost screwed up our entire schedule. :roll:

well i don't have any acceptances yet, but if i get one, i plan on leaving my job at the end of may. i really need to salvage my sanity.

planning on either going to western europe or australia/new zealand for a month. then volunteering for the rest of the summer before school starts. :)
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 707
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 14:36
How does health insurance work?

Do people normally just go the summer without insurance?

Can you buy some 3 month insurance package?
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 385
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 15:04
gmatclb wrote:
How does health insurance work?

Do people normally just go the summer without insurance?

Can you buy some 3 month insurance package?


I'm either going to shell out for Cobra or jump into my bf's insurance.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 15:21
COBRA lets you extend your work insurance for 6 months... so I guess unless I find someone's insurance plan to jump on (how are you doing it, mba2010? declaring domestic partnership?), I will probably wait till end of March to quit, just in case.
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
Haas Ambassador
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 385
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 15:43
kryzak wrote:
COBRA lets you extend your work insurance for 6 months... so I guess unless I find someone's insurance plan to jump on (how are you doing it, mba2010? declaring domestic partnership?), I will probably wait till end of March to quit, just in case.


Yes, domestic partnership. Its cheaper than Cobra and I can stay on it the duration of my bschool career. I'm pretty sure I can get on mid-year as "change of status" or whatever rahter than have to wait for open enrollment. My insurance is better since I work for a much larger company than he does, but its better than nothing!
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 15:59
mba2010 wrote:
Yes, domestic partnership. Its cheaper than Cobra and I can stay on it the duration of my bschool career. I'm pretty sure I can get on mid-year as "change of status" or whatever rahter than have to wait for open enrollment. My insurance is better since I work for a much larger company than he does, but its better than nothing!


Do you need to register with California or anything to get that from his company? Interesting idea. Wonder if school insurance is better (and cheaper) or your boyfriend's company's...
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
Haas Ambassador
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 385
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 16:24
kryzak wrote:
mba2010 wrote:
Yes, domestic partnership. Its cheaper than Cobra and I can stay on it the duration of my bschool career. I'm pretty sure I can get on mid-year as "change of status" or whatever rahter than have to wait for open enrollment. My insurance is better since I work for a much larger company than he does, but its better than nothing!


Do you need to register with California or anything to get that from his company? Interesting idea. Wonder if school insurance is better (and cheaper) or your boyfriend's company's...


I'm willing to bet corporate insurance is cheaper and more comprehensive. But that's just a gut answer. He's been on my insurance before and all we had to do is sign an affidavit that we are domestic partners. His company seems to be similar.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Quitting Your Job [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 17:31
Actually, Stanford's health insurance ain't half bad. But not sure what the Tang center is like these days at Cal... I'll worry about it if I get in :P
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
Haas Ambassador
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

Re: Quitting Your Job   [#permalink] 09 Jan 2008, 17:31
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Poll: When will YOU quit your job? (2012 Applicants) MIXEDin86 5 07 Mar 2012, 13:40
3 Experts publish their posts in the topic When do you quit your job to go to b-school? milias 18 14 Dec 2009, 06:10
Quit job after applying gmatclb 8 20 Oct 2007, 15:32
Quit Job After Application gmat4us 34 03 Jan 2007, 16:38
Can you quit your job right after the acceptance? homefry 38 27 Nov 2006, 15:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Quitting Your Job

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3    Next  [ 43 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.