How to be a quitter: When leaving your job for a 'better job' is a great idea

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  • cocosweet Sandy, UT
    Feb. 19, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2014 11:12 a.m.

    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.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

    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.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Feb. 17, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    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.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 16, 2014 4:03 p.m.

    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.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Feb. 16, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    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."

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 15, 2014 8:35 p.m.

    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.