I'm here in Utah because of a bad boss and thrilled I made the change. I
love what I do, but I am no longer willing to put up with poor, or threatening
behavior from any company I work for. I've built up a strong resume and
will leave my current company if things go south (badly). If things stay pretty
much the same I'm happy as a clam and will do my best for my employer.
It is very difficult to stay with a bad or dishonest boss. There are many of
those around. It is nice that people can now leave companies and go outside and
start new businesses or just early retire. Both of these provides new openings
for more people to enter the job market and also the person who leaves starts
either a new business that will employ more, or they start to spend their
savings to live. All great for the economy. The main reason people are able to
do this now is that they can get affordable health care. Obama care has been
shown to be a great thing for people getting out from under a bad boss or just
getting out and stating a business.
Novell just returned to its old layoff tactics this past couple of weeks laying
off a fairly large number from Provo. This was kept pretty quiet from the news
papers somehow. I have friends who work there who told me about it. Many of the
long time people at Novell are now considering leaving simply because there
doesn't seem to be much of a future....except more layoffs going forward.
This is such sad news since many (including myself) were hoping Novell had
changed over the past 5 years to be a company that once again valued its
employees and culture but that seems to now only be a facade. So when is it time
to leave a company?? Well when the company basically tells you layoffs will most
likely be part of the on-going future.
Ultra Bob,Interesting point. I know 2 different kinds of people,
those who look for work and those who don't. We often hear complaints about
the latter, but requiring work to get income is the first reasonable suggestion
I think I've heard to actually address it.
The only leverage you have with your employer is to quit. If you are unwilling
or cannot afford to quit, you must consign your life and freedom to a near slave
relationship. Government could end unemployment and give the
employee a ready escape from the slavery of the current rules of employment.
Business fights every action taken by individuals and their national government
to allow employees to be free. Our government cannot force business to give up
their power over people and bribes don't work either. The only way to help
the employee is to give the slave employee an avenue of escape. The federal
government should hire every available unemployed worker and thus break the
chains of employment. Business must be required to support the entire society.
It doesn't get truer than this!"The reason I stayed was I
had a great boss. There were great people around me and I like the role,"
she says. "People leave bosses more than they leave companies."
I am glad I had a few bad bosses. Without them I wouldn't have left the
companies I was working at and I wouldn't be where I am today. Now a days it seems that the best way for upward mobility is to leave a
company. I known countless people who couldn't get promoted at company A,
so they went took the promotion at company B, paid their dues, and then in 3-5
years took another promotion at company A as the boss of the person who
initially wouldn't promote them.