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Successful Job Transitions, II: I Quit! Now What?

Don't overstay your welcome

Giving two weeks' notice is the norm, but your employer may prefer you just pack up and leave immediately.

Anticipating this, discreetly remove your precious stuff beforehand. But remember -- don't assume it belongs to you even if no one else would want it. That photo of you standing beside Richard Nixon at the 1972 company convention -- is it really yours? And if no one else wants it, why do you?