team slowly falling apart - should I just quit?

Internet Brands IEeq72
Nov 14, 2019 27 Comments

I'm currently an intern on a team that's slowly getting toxic af (bad leadership, crazy workload, no structure - I report to the VP. smh.) I just fucked up the database b/c of constant stress. It's just taking a lot out of me and it's affecting my grades. should I just quit? (no, I don't have anything lined up as an internship). Will this burn bridges?

TC: Postgrad offer secured with a different company. Currently in my senior year.


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TOP 27 Comments
  • Cisco
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    🦙 Alpacamore
    If you have a postgrad offer, just relax and claim your intern paycheck. Work like you dont care being fired. Do minimal work
    Nov 14, 2019 2
  • New zohafk
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Palo Alto Networks NiCashAura
    Move on professionally and cite that you need to focus at school.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Amazon thule
    If they're being disruptive to your life, then you should give your 2 weeks or punch it. It will burn a lot less bridges if you go out with a warning, but probably leave a bad taste in their mouth. However, at this point it's how much you care about what they think of you vs how much you care about your WLB.
    Nov 14, 2019 2
    • Cisco Be_happy
      Wasn't expecting an Amazonian talking about WLB.
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Amazon thule
      I have p great WLB lol, same with many other of the banana-peoples.
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Microsoft megamanX
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SwiftSocks
    Quit and focus on your grades. That should be your priority.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Apple LC->TC
    Interestingly no one is talking about how op fucked up at work and just plan to walk away
    Nov 14, 2019 3
    • Overloading a database happens and it's frequent with some larger corporations.
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Amazon thule
      Not that bad of a thing to do yeah. Not even necessarily a shitty system, some things just work at certain scales of operations.
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Cisco mosalahhh
    Quitting is an easy way out. You have the luxury to deal with office stuff without any strings as you already have an offer. I would suggest you to learn to deal with that stress/politics/disorganization as you will face all of these in the future. You don't lose anything now but have more at stake at that time.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • New / Eng lHpK84
    2 week notice on Friday to focus on your grades. Don't have to say that the current job is the cause
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Nextdoor / Ops kkam
    Leave and say your priorities changed. Don’t stay in a toxic environment.
    Nov 14, 2019 0


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