I help people get paid enough. I’ve gotten a few people 50% pay raises. [...]
How would you react to a candidate who said, “You have to give me a new job. I am seriously considering suicide.”
I deal with that problem for real, literally. Forgive me, please, all of you suicide counselors, but I react the same way to that statement as I do to a threat on my [...]
America believes in education: the average professor earns more in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. (Evan Esar)
News Flash from the Wall Street Journal:
People are changing jobs to get more money!
Even worse, the best employees, the most valued workers, are the ones most likely to quit for [...]
The best people have the hardest time finding jobs when they are laid off. It is a fact. It is not for the reason you are thinking.
This is my experience.
I was the only person out of 300 that knew for sure that layoffs were coming. I had a mole in the headquarters in [...]
I found a great job for someone and was told”
“If I leave, deliveries will stop, sales will stop, and a lot of people will be out of work. I’m going to have to turn down this job. I owe it to my boss and coworkers to see them through these hard times.”
(Before you lynch me, read tomorrow’s column about giving up when times are bad.)
Most revolutions happen as things are getting better. That happened in the Marxist revolutions and the revolts against the Communists. It happened in the American revolution. Things were getting better and people rebelled.
People seriously think of quitting their jobs [...]
This article applies directly to jobs. It was written for personal relationships, but every single item applies to deciding whether you need to leave your current employer. I’ll probably rewrite this to apply directly to jobs.
9 signs “He’s not the one.”
After an exhaustive search you announce, “We are moving to Aspen, Colorado! We’ll be 10 minutes from the ski slopes. I found a great job.” You and your spouse have talked for 10 years about moving to Colorado for the great skiing. You vacation there every January for 3 weeks.
“You’ll have to move without [...]
30 seconds before I wrote this, I checked my voicemail. A friend said, “I’m driving in to quit today. There are a lot of reasons to quit today. I know you said not to quit last Friday, but there it is.”
Smart woman! She quit when it was to her advantage. I suspect she will [...]
Right now half of the people in the US workforce are seriously considering changing their jobs. Look at your coworkers. Half of them want to leave. If you are in one of the best companies in the world, the number is still 10% – 20%. One GE executive announced he is leaving for a new [...]