- You can leave with quiet dignity, giving your place of employment the appropriate notice time like two weeks or a month or whatever Human Resources says is a good time.
- You can leave in a huge flameout, telling your boss exactly what you think of him/her as you walk out the door. While this may feel good while you're doing it, you may find that it wasn't wise to burn the bridge.
- You can do something quite stupid and be fired for it.
- You can do your job well and be fired because you don't fit in or you're not a "team player" (whatever that means).
One option that you may not have considered is the mysterious way. You can call in sick one day, drive off in your car, and vanish. It's what Robert Levy, the mayor of Atlantic City, did.
From Fox News:
Two weeks missing and having admitted to lying about his military service, Atlantic City Mayor has handed in his resignation, his attorney said Wednesday.
Levy's departure will be effective immediately, according to attorney Edwin Jacobs.
Levy is in discussions with the U.S. Attorney's Office about resolving a federal investigation into whether he improperly received military veterans' benefits after falsely claiming he was a member of the Green Berets, said Jacobs. He allegedly took in about $25,000 in extra benefits payments as a result of the falsification.