Leaving/Being Terminated From Your On-Campus Job
We encourage supervisors to keep lines of communication open, clear, and constructive with their student employees. It’s a two-way street: keep your lines open, too. If you have questions, complaints, suggestions, or issues, let your supervisor know. Having your questions answered and sharing your views will help you work a position into the busy aspect of your college life.
While we remind students that the jobs on-campus should be taken seriously, supervisors are asked to remember that this job opportunity may be the first experience a student has had, in addition to juggling academic and social responsibilities. Communicating and working through issues together will ensure that both supervisors and student employees get the most out of their working relationship.
You should first attempt to discuss any concerns you have with your supervisor and try to mutually agree on a resolution. This allows time for both parties to improve their working relationship. If this approach does not work, you may contact the Student Employment Office for further assistance.
Quitting, or Termination of Position
Changes in class schedule, academic pressures, or other factors may affect your ability to commit to your job. If resignation is the only solution, discuss your concerns with your supervisor and, if possible, give at least two weeks’ notice. Giving two weeks’ notice allows your supervisor and the department time to adjust and search for backup to your shift or work, as well as the possibility for you to reevaluate if changes can be made for your continued employment.
It is best to leave on a polite note, and for more help with giving a resignation notice, here are some examples. We recommend that students adjust their notice to their situation, but should only provide as much information as they are comfortable with sharing.
Being Terminated by Supervisor/Department
If your supervisor is not satisfied with your performance, you can be terminated. It is strongly recommended that a supervisor meet with a student to review performance concerns, issue a written warning, and establish a timetable of 2-4 weeks to measure improvement prior to considering termination.
For gross misconduct, your supervisor may terminate your employment immediately, and you may be referred to the Dean of Students for further action. It will be on record as your termination reason for the position. Gross misconduct includes, but is not limited to, theft of University property, harassment, violation of computer security policies, and timesheet fraud.
Student employees who have been terminated for any reason may contact Student Employment to discuss future improvement, advice, and other viable work options.