From the article: Reasons to Quit a Job
Review the top reasons to quit your job and add your advice on the best reasons for leaving a job to the list. Share Your Reason
People I Trained Promoted Over Me
- I was hired 7 years ago, assured that at 5 years i'd be promoted - didn't happen. Instead they hired 3 engineers fresh out of college and had me train them up to the systems that I was an expert on. After they were trained i was told that I didn't have the education to be promoted (not an engineer) and one of the newbies got what was supposed to be my promotion. Now I'm the lowest paid person and the lowest person on the totem pole, but I have the most knowledge of the systems we manage and am constantly fixing the engineers mess ups. I'm being walked on and excluded from meetings that I used to hold.... I'm being pushed out. No promised promotion, no career advancement, low pay, and heavy responsibilities and stressed to the max. So I gave notice and walked.
- —Guest Annoyed@boss
Don't Make Enough
- I work at a grocery store and I have learned that I actually spend more than I make trying to get to work. I don't have my own car and I have to pay people to get back and forth to work and I actually pay more than I make. I am only working part time and it just really is not worth it.
- —Guest Elizabeth
Lost My Only Tranportation
- My car stopped working, I don't have money to get it fixed or buy a better one. The Metro bus doesn't go to my job.
- —Guest Ms. Dee
Management is Warped
- Next to the owner of the business you have a hierarchy of directors, divisional directors, managers then grunts. After my boss resigned, I remained an assistant. I thought maybe I'd be able to progress, since I was the only person in that department, but then I noticed the only way to get a promotion is to be ... at another company. Sales managers came in. Never promoted, just hired. One salesperson quit, got bribed back with a promotion and pay rise, and within two months was given another promotion for her dedication to the company. Not being in the team I don't know how effective she is, but in regards to my role, she's not exactly the best example of management I've had. It was a well-known fact that I despised working on reception, but the week the receptionist quit, along with several others, I found myself told I would now be doing my job and reception at the same pay rate. The mistakes I'm making through being unable to get one word into a document before the phone rings is astronomical.
- —Guest Downhearted
- I work at Zaxbys and its a mess! I can't call in sick without getting in trouble. My bosses play favorites with everyone and I'm the underdog. I'm just sick of playing second banana to a fat guy, a bi-polar manger, a creep, and an obsessive manager. I want to quit but need the money. IDK what to do.
- —Guest Cashier
Over Hours, Dangerous Trucks
- So I worked for 2 towing companies... pretty much the same story... they would run me and the other drivers into the ground 24/7 on call and we had to fight tooth and nail for a day off, to the point of drinking gallons of mountain dew and fighting to stay awake while driving and the trucks for the most part were downright scary to drive. If DOT were to inspect the trucks I would have been immediately red flagged and the trucks be towed away. Major problems like worn out brakes, steering problems. One i would have to work just to keep on the road and fight to keep in a lane, electrical problems including one that caught on fire on the side of the freeway. I managed to get back and the boss's solution was to duct tape the wires that caused it. At that point I was done with the towing business.
- —Guest overdriven
Alcoholic Boss with an Attitude
- I work on big trucks all evening (swing shift) and after our lunch break my boss will go to the main office with his drinking buddy and proceed to get wasted then come out and tell us how to do our jobs while smelling like the Anheuser-Busch brewery and then troll the service office and shop before getting in his truck and going home after another ration of shit.
- —Guest Dieseltekkie
My Boss Did Not Know Any English
- I started working as a secretary at a clothing factory company, on my first day my boss who did not speak any English (only Vietnamese, and I do not speak Vietnamese) gave me a lot of tasks and invoices to complete. I left my work very late on that day, but she did not pay me any extra. I had no idea what was going on with that company and nobody could explain. She would always say that "you don't know nothing". I mean, if you can't explain of course I am not going to know anything about your business. But sometimes she would touch me and I really hated that, she would tell me stories about her love life and stuff, and while she was telling me all that crap she would get mad that I was trying to pay attention to her and not doing my job. But if I didn't she would get mad the same way. I know getting a job is hard but I will not tolerate any kind of abuse anymore. I don't need this, my husband has 2 jobs..lol :) At the end of the 2 weeks i worked there I quit because she would not pay us.
- —Guest Marie
Can't Afford It
- I work as a bartender. Our restaurant is on a major hotel property. Most customers pay via room charge and credit card. I still have to tip out the barback whether I made cash that day or not. Sometimes after paying rent, groceries, bills, etc I only have a couple hundred bucks left until next payday which normally I can stretch out, but not if I have to pay a barback $25 4 times a week for two weeks. Oh, and since we receive our tips in a paycheck, they get taxed automatically. I think if we have to wait for our tips minus taxes, so should the barback.
- —Guest Nunya
Sick of It
- I work in a grocery store with excellent benefits. But after 7 years those are not enough to keep me satisfied with my work. There is so much favoritism and some employees have to play subordinate to other associates who have the same title and are on an equal rung on the job ladder. There are associates who think they are bosses. And I would swear there are wierd little games the managers play. I haven't been able to figure all that out. It is weird. Your fellow associates always want help but then they don't help you. And a manager will make you help them but not vice versa. I am just sick of it.
- —Guest grocery clerk
- The boss talks about how safety is paramount and then sends us out onto jobsites and hires equipment that is not adequate. Or tells us to do it in a way that is not safe and says "Sometimes you just need to do these things to get the job done." Most of the time it involves some hard physical labour when there is a machine that can do the job. but he would rather put our physical well being at risk, because it's cheaper than hiring machinery. I have had time off work multiple times due to injury, but the boss doesn't seems to understand. It doesn't matter how many times I tell him. Workplace Health and Safety Laws exist for a reason. If they are being ignored, this is a good reason to quit. I will be doing so in the very near future.
- —Guest ARGY
- I just recently started my job at a sandwich store. I was expecting my first day (maybe first couple) to be trained and taught how to make each sandwich (what meats goes on which, etc.) but that was not the case. I was put behind the counter immediately to make peoples' sandwiches not knowing what I was doing, while the other employees were obviously getting irritated.
- —Guest Comeonnow702
When Your Boss Isn't So Smart
- My hubby was an auto refinish tech for YEARS. He worked at a body shop that the owner had inherited from his dad just weeks before hubby was hired. Well, all the paint in the shop for the cars was 4.5-5 years old. Auto paint in a shop usually goes to crap by 3 years time. But, the owner INSISTED hubby was doing something, knowingly or not, to make the paint not work right. The fact that it was twice as thick as it should be, with chunks of paint stuck together seemed to be of no meaning to the shop owner. After months of trying everything to "figure out" what was going wrong, and the owner repeatedly telling hubby he has "no idea" what he's talking about when he reminded the owner the paint was old, the boss called him into the office to fire him. Hubby quit before the owner could have a chance. Owner said, you know employee, this just isn't working out. To which my hubby replied no, employer, no it isn't. I quit.
- —Guest CeCe
Sick Organization, Office Bully
- I am quitting because my organization is spiraling downward. We are currently in the midst of a huge "outcome based management" initiative that is sapping all our time and energy and feels like bulls**t to nearly everyone. Based on repeated surveys, only 8% of our work force is strongly engaged in the work. I have an immature boss and the office manager is an insecure bully. My mental health has also been in a downward spiral. I am lucky that my husband has a steady job and that I can quit.
- —Guest LydiaHawk
- After working there for a month I met a fellow co-worker who was lesbian. And I came out to her and she told the supervisor and he was clearly uncomfortable about the news he heard. Although he never told me he knew, it was clear through the way he acted differently. Only to be fired the following week. Non union, can't do anything about it.
- —Guest Proud and Loud
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