Long story short. I graduated from UG 6 months ago and have held full-time work experience since July. However, since high school, I have worked at a large retail store. I have been there for 5-7 years and, since high school, have only worked on major breaks. I kept the job for the discount and just in case I ever needed extra money.
This week, I bought my friend some things at another store with my discount that we were both going to use together. I was caught. Long story short, today I was called into the office during my first day back in months. They told me that I had been caught and had me write my side of the story to HR. They said it will take weeks to process but this might end up in my termination.
I really don't care about this job but it is very nice to have a backup (I still make a nice wage). Should I quit before I get fired if there is a 50/50 chance I get fired? The manager said he was shocked when he got the call because he knew I was a great employee so I don't think there will be much bad blood. I just REALLY don't want something like to hurt my CF.
UPDATE (post later in the thread)
Andrew1012 wrote:Thanks so much for the advice! Here is how the situation has unfolded:
I went in for my shift on Sunday and I put in my voluntary resignation, terminating my employment with the company on Saturday, Dec 27, after my final shift. I asked if any of this situation would be put on any kind of background checks or anything. His response was that the company is not allowed to give information or a review for a former employee. The only thing this company can say is that "Yes. X worked for our company from Y to Z," that's it. They cannot give any information on WHY that employee left the company and they cannot give any information on if it was on voluntary or involuntary terms.
I texted my manager that night and asked if he put in my resignation forms (so that I can resign before HR fires me, if that is the case). He said that he cannot officially put it into the "system" until after my final shift on Saturday, Dec 27.
I went in the next day and resigned immediately. However, I got all of my shifts covered and wrote up a letter explaining who was covering my final shifts and I had my manager sign and date it so that they cannot fire me for "job abandonment." In addition, I wrote a letter that states the following:I am voluntarily separating from X as of today, December 22, 2014. This is due to strictly personal reasons as I have been offered another opportunity that begins immediately. X has been a great place to work and I wish its team the best int he future.
My manager signed this, dated this, and I made copies.
As for the underlined, I actually have been offered another opportunity working for a former biglaw lawyer at a firm he is opening up. I technically met with him about this job opportunity a month ago and he said to e-mail him a month from then. I got an e-mail back from him yesterday and he said that I can start working for him. Is that perjury? I assumed it wasn't because it is true, it just isn't put in some kind of formal documentation. We have just been meeting in person and through e-mail.
In addition, I made a copy of my voluntary resignation form with the correct dates. My manager signed it too.
How am I looking now?