When You’re Leaving Your Job Because of Your Kids
by Daisy Dowling
- Lead with the important info and be neutral when you quit
- Prepare responses for negative reactions
- Remain open to new roles or career opportunities
- Coach your colleagues through your departure
- Take your relationships with you
You’ve decided to leave your organization, and the decision was driven by your needs as a working parent. Maybe you’re taking a new job with fewer hours or less travel so that you can spend more time with the kids; maybe you’re “up-ramping” and taking on a position with more responsibility, pressure, and pay so that you can afford those looming college bills; or maybe you’ve decided to focus on responsibilities at home before looking for ...