I talk a lot about jobs on this blog. I need to mention something to my Burmese friends, since I know that a lot of you are regular visitors.
When you have a job, it is an American custom and a good job practice, to let your supervisor know if you are going to quit to take another job. A full two weeks notice is the minimum length. If you have a prolonged illness and must quit, also talk to your supervisor about having to quit.
There are several reasons why this is a good practice:
1. Future employers will call your previous supervisors and see if you were a good worker and gave them proper notice of your leaving.
2. Placement services and agencies need to keep a good relationship with the companies they serve. Your lack of notice damages these relationships so that future Burmese arrivals cannot get jobs.
3. You do not want to develop a reputation as being unreliable as an individual and/or as a people group.
So please talk to you supervisor before you plan to change jobs!!!