||[Oct. 18th, 2008|04:38 pm]
The Question Club
I have a job dilemma. Last year, I applied to masters programs for library science (lol) and was accepted to both places I applied. I deferred admission to Fall 2009 because I wanted more work experience first. So anyway, I started working at my current job, in the library of a law firm, in April. This was after I had already been accepted to grad school. The reason I was hired (I assume) was because I mentioned an interest in the field, which is obviously true, but I at no point mentioned that I planned to attend grad school in another state in Fall 2009. My boss even mentioned that, when the time came, we could work things out so I could keep my job and attend a local grad program at night.
Anyway, at this point, I'm fairly certain I will be attending U of Maryland Fall 09 (I live and work in NYC currently.) Now, I plan to play it that I applied to programs this year to make things easier, and applications wouldn't be due for awhile. However, my boss clearly loves being a mentor and I think it would be weird if I was just like lol bye and gave a two weeks notice when I quit next summer. However, I dont want to be let go prematurely. And I also want to be able to use my boss as a reference, as this will be the longest library job I have had to date, assuming I dont leave until next summer.
I know this is tl;dr but if anyone has read it- when should I tell my boss about my plans? Or, if you dont care, any interesting stories about quitting/being fired from jobs?