Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Most People Quit Their Bosses, Not Their Jobs

Top Ten Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs
  1. Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.
  2. Management cuts back on administrative help, forcing professional workers to use their time copying, stapling, collating, filing and other clerical duties.
  3. Management puts a freeze on raises and promotions, when an employee can easily find a job earning 20-30 percent more somewhere else.
  4. Management doesn’t allow the rank and file to make decisions or allow them pride of ownership. A visitor to my website E-mailed me a message that said, “Forget about the “professional” decisions—how about when you can’t even select the company’s holiday card without the President rejecting it for one of his own taste?”
  5. Management constantly reorganizes, shuffles people around, and changes direction constantly.
  6. Management doesn’t have or take the time to clarify goals and decisions. Therefore, it rejects work after it was completed, damaging the morale and esteem of those who prepared it.
  7. Management shows favoritism and gives some workers better offices, trips to conferences, etc.
  8. Management relocates the offices to another location, forcing employees to quit or double their commute.
  9. Management promotes someone who lacks training and/or necessary experience to supervisor, alienating staff and driving away good employees.
  10. Management creates a rigid structure and then allows departments to compete against each other while at the same time preaching teamwork and cooperation.
(Source: Logoworks)

What would make you leave your job? Why have you left jobs in the past?


Jeff said...

I once quit a job because someone sold me a bag magic beans.

erin said...

11. Management "talks down" to its employees, and consistently lets them feel foolish for what they don't know.

PS said...

oh...c'mon erin! are you serious! do you really think that way! c'mon!

kristi noser said...

Hiring someone with half your qualifications at three times the salary.