If you’ve ever been tempted to quit without notice — perhaps thinking that you can’t stand it any longer, or that you want to start that new job immediately rather than waiting two weeks, or even just thinking “I’ll show them” — think again.
Quitting without notice will burn bridges and can tarnish your reputation long after you think people will have forgotten about it. It will harm you more than it’ll harm your employer.
Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about five reasons why you shouldn’t quit without notice (including that you’re not going to really “show them” anything) … plus two times when it’s okay to do. You can read it here.