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
- After joining a "prestigious consulting firm, I thought I would be surronded my gifted, talented colleagues. I was interested in learning and developing my skill set. Once I began working there, I realized that my collegues were not as competent as I thought the firm portrayed. I realized there was little learning and growth that could happen while I worked there. I left for a position that would allow me to grow in a less "political" and "good ol' boys club" environment.
- —Guest ABeltwayBandit
- I am leaving because it costs more to commute to the job and go back to home a (30 km drive) than I was paid.
- —Guest PJ
Working Doubles in the First Week
- I just started my new job, and today was my fourth day. I finally received my schedule for this week and I was shocked to see that they have me working every day (more than everyone on the schedule) AND they have me working a double this coming friday. I absolutely HATE this job (I'm a busser at a small restaurant). From the very first day, I knew I had to keep looking for a job. The first day, I had very little training, and they were asking me to do things I had not been shown, then getting frustrated then I asked further saying "I'll do it myself...". All in all, I still have very little instruction as to what I should be doing when we are slow. Today I was relieved to have another employer call and ask for an interview, (one I was really hoping I'd get to work for from the start) and I will be praying I'll get the job. If I get the job offer, I will have to resign (they are still having people come in for interviews at my current place, so it won't be too much of a burden if I leave.
- —Guest DoubleTrouble
Having Nightmares about Job is a Sign
- I a nurse manager in a long term facility. For 5 years it's been smooth but since the new company took over, everyone I know was fired except me. I feel like I'm in a survivor island. I felt lucky but at the same time I have no job security and I'm always watching over my shoulder thinking am I the next one? I'm becoming paranoid and feel that there's an atmosphere of pure negative aura. They cut my vacation days to 2 weeks. I already had 4 weeks as a senior employee. They ask me to do marketing, to go to hospitals to get patients which is not my damn job. I am a nurse manager for crying out loud my job alone is seriously heavy. When I started having nightmares about my job that's a sign for me to say Bye Bye!
- —Guest Insomnia
- If your boss doesn't support and respect his team - get outta there! My boss let his Sr. Manager get away with murder for 3 years. She led him around on a leash then quit. It was only after she quit did he realize she wasnt doing her job (we tried telling him constantly but he ignored us and believed her). She left a trail of destruction in her wake that we all have had to clean up. He never reprimanded her but NOW he realizes what she was doing and rants and raves about how dissapointed he is in her now (which is useless because she is gone). He humiliates everyone when they make mistakes by yelling out loud for the entire office to hear. He bullies our admin daily making her cry. He calls our customers douchbags, talks out loud to himself and complains constantly about everything and says things like "Not another f!@#ing spreadsheet!" or "If I get one more f!@#ing email Im going to puke!" Fortunately I have just found a better job & am leaving in 1 week!
- —Guest Disgruntled Ex-Employee
- It almost 4 years ( for example ) i'm working here, and the sallary which has been almost enough 4 years ago is nothing today, therefore **going to change the job . etc.
- I've been working at this large urban hospital for 24years. Worked under one boss who was "bullied" out of her manager position. Added this well known manager who management style was questionable at best. I've never been written up over anything major. But CEO "planted" seeds of new "changing faces" & the managers took up the banner to create a hostile environment for older workers.
- —Guest Francee Underwood
Low Morale /Treated like a Slave
- My bosses treated women like pieces of dirt, yelling at us, demanding we do things in a disrespectful tone, creating the roster less than 24 hours before the next shift and cutting our shifts short. They were also rude, always talking in their language.
- —Guest Sam
- Other than the fact that my new, very young boss made it clear she was going to maintain tight control of me, the senior law clerk whose office was steps from my workstation, played "modern pop music"her radio all day which conflicted with my need to concentrate; whenever her favourite songs came on, up went the volume. There's no way for a newby to politely ask a long-term, senior employee not to play her radio and it was really bothering me...I tried to tune it out the best I could but wasn't very successful.
When It Doesn't Work Out
- I've been on four interviews for four different jobs in the past three months. I'm one of the top producing employees in my department. I have a workplace mentor and a decent amount of benfits, but my payscale is too small for the work I do. I work for a bank and have seen three of my coworkers get positions after the first interview. Right now I'm an MBA student at a prestigious college going part time. Everything is perfect except my job duties, answering irate phone calls from people who overdraft their accounts. My last job interview was for a position in my mentor's department. I didn't get it. My time is up at this place. Promises of promotion within six months were fabricated to get me in the door to do this job. I was an A student in college. At work, i'm a nobody. I have a lot of experience in the field of management and perhaps its best to stick with school. At least I have money to fall back on. Time to re-create myself. No more broken promises for better positions...
- —Guest Guest done
If It's Too Much, Just Don't Try
- I am a 17-year old senior high school student and I've been working as a Burger King drive-thru cashier for a few days. They are not good at training, I was there for only two days and they expected me to know where everything is and I just cannot deal with working till 10 either, for I'm a good student and cannot deal with the stress of going from school to work, although I work very hard to succeed at the job and school, it's just too much. But I do not want to disappoint my parents so I've yet to quit. I am going to apply to a grocery store that's very close by; I've my food-handler permit and am Microsoft certified so I'm hoping they accept me. If not, I guess I am stuck here.. :( I do not want to tell my parents I hate the job, they're so proud of me.
- —Guest A Russian Girl
Bureaucracy and Office Politics
- I had joined my job as software engineer with 3 others. Right from day one I was asked to do paperwork for the HR dept for no reason whatsoever...but I was forced to swap attendance with the software wing and go work in HR! My batchmates are given the same job in the offer letter but I had no internal references from the company whereas the others did. I think of quitting all the time as I am not able to get my rightful job.
- —Guest jimmy
- I FINALLY got a new, better-paying job after searching for almost 2yrs. Its hard to leave but its definitely for the best. Plust its a job I'm much better suited for. I am so looking forward to a fresh start in a well-established, prosperous corporation.
Boss Has Me in a Corner
- The boss recruited me. I was given largest area and they had worst bottom line. In 2 years I was on top. I was offered a job equal to my boss and now I am crap. He badmouths me and belittles my accomplishments. I turned the job down. I do not want to move due to my husband's job of 30 years. Now everything I do is wrong. If I make #1 in anything he forgets to copy his boss and the HR Manager. He will also make mistakes on totally things to make sure my district doesn't win a contest. Told me you can't win everything. I have recruited my managers and have built a good team. I am stuck with a boss who now doesn't listen, badmouths, cuts me off, steals my ideas and won't let us talk to each other. He is really paranoid and has shut me down. He has succeeded and I am put in place. I feel like I am no longer effective. He has me in a corner and he wants to tell me what to do every mintue of everyday. If I don't click over when he calling me he gets mad even if it's a customer.
Corruption/Foul Language and Misuse
- I had to work for a World Bank project in India. The owner only hired me and one more person. At the workplace the boss smoked and drank. More important, the World Bank money was credited to his personnel Account. I find there are big sharks in this world. After resigning, I am trying to file a compliance report with the Govt of India since it was harming individual/ society/ Nation.
- —Guest S.Srihari
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