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

Don't falter

It would be nice to think your leaving would bring tears to everyone's eyes or that you'll get a counteroffer with pleas to stay.  Stand firm. There are 101 reasons to avoid emotional blackmail and day-late-dollar-short inducements although you only need one: 

You are not the intended beneficiary.
Remember, you're moving on for a reason. If you want to be reasonable, keep going.