Episode 57: How to Leave a Shop the Right Way

July 29, 2022 10:03 am


You’ve been with a company for a decade, and you’re undeniably vital to the proper functioning of the company – but you know deep down that it’s time for you to leave.

This is an unfortunate situation to be in, but happens all too frequently – so what is the solution?

Today, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine & Tool is diving back into the Practical Machinist forums to answer a question posed by a member facing this predicament.

If you find yourself in these shoes, Ian highlights the following advice:
1) Do your best to find alternative employment BEFORE giving your notice
2) Stay on to train a replacement ONLY if you want to, and give a FIRM deadline for an exit date
3) COMMUNICATE. You never know what may really be going on, and it can give you the information to make a decision you feel comfortable with

Have you ever been in this situation? What advice would YOU give to the poster? Let us know in the comments below!

This video was inspired by a thread on the Practical Machinist forum. Grab it here. 
Ian Sandusky
Lakewood Machine and Tool
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(905) 853-6194

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