Three Signs You Should Quit Your Job

Ms. Career Girl

If you’ve ever had a bad day at work – you know, one of those awful days where everything is getting on your nerves, the idea of just quitting might pop into your head. And if you work in an especially toxic environment, day in and day out, then this desire to quit will grow to the point of becoming the obvious thing you should do. But quitting a job is also a big decision. Do the benefits of quitting outweigh the negatives?

Quitting the Blame Game: 5 Ways to Tame Your Need to Blame

Ms. Career Girl

An inspiring international speaker who presents across all industries (her TEDx Talk on happiness has been viewed by over a million people), she walks her talk every day, sharing her message on stage with luminaries like Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, John Gray, and David Wolfe.

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Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

Evil HR Lady

I’ve learned that ten other branches are closing yet it has not been announced internally. Now, as to whether you should quit or not, you can also ask if there is a stay bonus. Often, when shutting down operations, companies will offer stay bonuses to people who don’t quit.

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Managing Expectations Between Two Internal Candidates

Hiring Technical People

You have two internal candidates. The other candidate is not quite ready. In this case, you owe the not-quite-ready candidate coaching, if the candidate wants it. Neither candidate is quite ready, but you think one candidate has more potential. I worked for her for more than a year, quite happily. Prepare for the conversations and make sure you have internal candidates who can meet the criteria. You have an open position.

International Women’s Day – Perfect For Creating a Legacy of Learning

Ms. Career Girl

And what better way to mark International Women’s Day that to build on that legacy? I was quite surprised recently when I was sent a review copy of “ Tailored Wealth Management ” and found this: “ understand what creates financial success and what its effects are, and ignore what the man or woman next to you is doing. The post International Women’s Day – Perfect For Creating a Legacy of Learning appeared first on Ms.

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People Don’t Quit Jobs They Quit Bosses

Resume Bear

“ People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses,” says David Grossman , ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, Founder and CEO of award-winning leadership and internal communication consultancy, The Grossman Group. He is Founder and CEO of The Grossman Group, an award-winning Chicago-based communications consultancy which focuses on organizational consulting, strategic leadership development and internal communications for Fortune 500 clients.

How Internal Social Media Platforms Drive Dolla Dolla Bills

Workology

This is a two part series on Internal Social Media. You might be surprised that 48 percent of our work week is spent managing email and searching for internal information and resources. ’s Spring Conference on Best Practices for Internal Communication. Our desire for increased organization and productivity when it comes to your work might be driving you down the road towards an internal social media technology (ISM).

How to Quit

Evil HR Lady

Although, I will admit that I once quit via e-mail. My boss was in a different office and I kept calling and getting his voice mail and I certainly didn't want to leave a message saying, "I quit!" People are frequently afraid to tell their bosses that they are planning to quit in the near future. When I quit my last job, I told my boss as soon as my husband had a verbal job offer. And with quitting your job.

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quitting would destroy my company, I gossiped about a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

The office is growing, so we thought it could possibly be an internal transfer and they put it up for them to apply. They will only be posting the position internally for now. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Taking a better paying job would destroy my current company.

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How to Quit

Evil HR Lady

Although, I will admit that I once quit via e-mail. My boss was in a different office and I kept calling and getting his voice mail and I certainly didn't want to leave a message saying, "I quit!" People are frequently afraid to tell their bosses that they are planning to quit in the near future. When I quit my last job, I told my boss as soon as my husband had a verbal job offer. And with quitting your job.

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The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Tips on When to Resign

Personal Excellence Blog

I handed this to my boss in Jul 2008 and quit on Sep 30, 2008. Are You Thinking of Quitting Your Job? Perhaps you’ve been contemplating quitting. Lately, many of my clients have been telling me how they’d like to quit their jobs, possibly to pursue something different. How do one decide when to quit their job? Today, I share 6 pointers on when to quit your job, especially if you’ve been thinking of leaving.

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How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation

Ms. Career Girl

Think about your professors that know you quite well, then keep the following guidance to keep in mind when you pose your letter of reference request: In emails, lead with your question, and then build your case. The post How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you have a letter of recommendation already? With spring break around the corner, now is prime time for college students to apply for summer internships.

3 Most Important Things To Consider Before You Quit the Job

JobMob

Can you afford to quit without another job in the works, knowing that it may take a good few months until you get an offer you won’t refuse? It may be worth tightening your belt and putting your money in the usual no-interest savings account for a few months, and then quit. Just the fact that you know you’ll be quitting after X months could take some pressure off you, knowing your self-termination is in sight. How To Quit Your Job By Burning The Ships.

When is the Right Time to Quit a Job?

Career Realism

So that begs the question: Is there ever a right time to quit a job ? You never want to cave into an emotional impulse in the heat of the moment… deciding to quit a job should be a well-thought out and rationalized decision. Try to find a solution internally, but if there is no resolution in sight, it might again be a good idea to move on. When to quit a job image from Shutterstock. Promotion advice expert job quit reason tip

my boss is a snob about college degrees, will I look ungrateful for quitting, and more

Ask a Manager

Will I look ungrateful for quitting right now? I report directly to my boss who helps me oversee our interns. I love my interns, and my boss and I have a great working relationship as well as a friendship outside of work. Quitting now is not ungrateful to your company.

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5 Different Jobs With An International Business Degree

Career Realism

You’re in college and decide that you want to pursue international business. There are many segments to international business, so there are several questions you need to ask yourself: What part of business are you interested in? 5 Jobs With An International Business Degree. The options ahead of you are quite varied, depending on where or what you decide to specialize in. Here are five different jobs available for someone with an international business degree.

my boss pays his son’s wife to do nothing, angry about a disappearing intern, and more

Ask a Manager

My boss is still angry about a disappearing intern. Your recent question about the intern extending her vacation made me think back to another intern situation I had at a previous job that led to a serious disagreement with my boss at the time.

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updates: too much money on cupcakes, the awful summer intern, and more

Edsurge

I have an awful summer intern , and I can’t fire him (first update here ). I don’t have any updates on Bad Intern, but I do have some updates on Good Intern and Grad Intern (and on me)! This was honestly such a challenge for me since the rest of my squad of interns have been really excellent, kind, and happy to be here, as we have a unique, and in-demand, job working in the charitable arm of a for-profit organization.

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When is the Right Time to Quit a Job?

Career Realism

So that begs the question: Is there ever a right time to quit a job ? You never want to cave into an emotional impulse in the heat of the moment… deciding to quit a job should be a well-thought out and rationalized decision. Try to find a solution internally, but if there is no resolution in sight, it might again be a good idea to move on. When to quit a job image from Shutterstock. Climbing the Ladder advice expert job quit reason tip

intern laughs inappropriately, risqué bookmarks on my computer, and more

Ask a Manager

I supervise an intern who tends to respond with short bursts of laughter at incongruous times, like when I am explaining something to her or when I am giving her directions (and I’m not trying to be funny!). It came across quite strangely. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I tell someone they laugh too much?

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I’m not a recent grad — can I still intern?

Ask a Manager

So, the deal with internships is this: Unpaid internships at for-profit companies are only legal if they comply with a bunch of rules that you can read here ; the gist is that the intern needs to be the primary beneficiary of the arrangement, not the employer. One of the factors they look at is “the extent to which the internship is tied to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit.”.

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Befriend the intern to fire up your career | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Befriend the intern to fire up your career Posted to: Networking | Promoting Yourself July 30th, 2010 Del.icio.us Ryan Paugh , who was basically my intern when I met him , and now he's almost my boss and definitely my social-skills mentor , tells me that I am popular because I'm interesting but that I suck at self-promotion. (He Recognize interns are gatekeepers to the good stuff.

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do internal candidates have a better chance at the job?

Ask a Manager

Besides external applicants, however, the recruiter discovered there were one or more internal applicants applying for the position. The role has been newly created in a completely restructured team, so it’s hard to say how directly the internal candidates are experienced and if they are a natural shoo-in, or if it’s a bit of a leap in position. In your experience, do internal candidates have better chances? However, being a known quantity can hurt internal candidates too.

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giving feedback to a rude intern, my CEO is saying I was fired but I quit, and more

Ask a Manager

Giving feedback to a rude intern. I am a relatively new manager who is having an odd issue with my current intern. I definitely appreciate that managing interns is part manager, part professional etiquette instructor, and I have enjoyed this part of working with the other two interns that I’ve supervised. Additional background that is somewhat relevant: I hired this intern because my boss’s boss asked me to and I really couldn’t say no.

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Not Quite Ready For The ‘Real World’? Take A Gap Year!

Career Realism

You’ve spent almost your entire life in working hard in school, but also enjoying the lengthy breaks throughout the year, and you’re not quite ready to enter into the ‘real world’ That is totally and completely fine. Sarah Lynch is an intern for CAREEREALISM Media. The post Not Quite Ready For The ‘Real World’? Your graduation robes are hanging in your closet, your senior thesis paper is almost finished, and it hits you–college is almost over.

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how to survive your summer interns

Ask a Manager

It’s summer internship season, and your office may be getting overrun by summer interns. If you’re being aggravated by these fresh-faced young people who don’t quite know how the work world works yet – or if you’d just like to ensure your interns have a reasonably good experience in your organization – my column today at U.S.

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Employee Engagement: Fly with Spirit – Be the Gateway – Never Quit

David Zinger

Thanks to Recognition Professionals International for inviting me to their annual conference and offering me the opportunity to visit St. Never Quit. Louis to take away the lessons of fly with spirit, be the gateway, and never quit. Louis Cardinal’s baseball cap every so often to keep the spirit alive, enter the gateway, and never quit. 3 “Show-Me” state lessons from St. Louis.

our intern’s cube is covered in handwritten affirmations of her worth

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: We have an intern who recently started in our office who sits near me. The intern has filled the most prominent cube wall with hand-written affirmations and inspirational quotes, including “I can do this!” And it makes me wonder if this intern has such low self esteem that they need to hang these in their cube. I don’t supervise this intern, and it’s such a small thing that I’m not going to say anything.

2019 31

company trip doesn’t feel like a reward, I’m dating another intern, and more

Ask a Manager

My new coworker is the person who once quit a job with me after only a few months. Do I need to disclose that I’m dating another intern? As we are both interns, there is no power imbalance. Right now, only a few other interns know of our relationship status. Most likely, they don’t care at all if interns date each other, especially interns who are in separate offices. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is this company trip really a reward?

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our “unpaid intern” is paid $42,000/year, my clients can’t make up their minds, and more

Ask a Manager

Our “unpaid intern” is paid $42,000/year. Occasionally we take on graduate student interns, very rarely are they paid internships, and if they are paid it’s not very substantial. Last week I processed the unpaid internship paperwork for an intern we’ve had for almost a year. I’m really concerned these financial discrepancies are going to fall back on me since I’m responsible for approving the time cards and filing the interns and new-hire paperwork.

2018 36

my mom’s advice is ruining my sister’s job search, explaining I’m quitting because of COVID, and more

Ask a Manager

Should I tell people I’m quitting because my company isn’t following COVID precautions? I’m high-risk and I’ve decided to quit. The place to get into your reasons, if you want to, is in the conversation you have with your manager to let her know you’re quitting (that comes first, and then the letter comes afterwards to confirm). I’m spending too much time making videos for internal use. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 30

updates: coworkers think I’m an intern, the hugging vendor, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworkers think I’m an intern … but I’m not. The people on my team who were repeatedly referring to me as an intern, particularly the woman who asked me to get her mail, continued to do so even after corrections from me and my supervisor, and after using some of the script examples you provided. Better yet, I could easily turn down tasks that really were the intern’s job, because I really was busy with other things! It’s “where are you now?”

2018 31

ask the readers: when Satan’s intern comes to stay

Ask A Manager

Have at it in the comments… I work in a field that’s big on mentoring — at one point or another, everyone in my field had to intern. I had some great experiences that really helped shape my career as an intern, so now that I’m doing well and am in a position to pay it forward, I did. After giving a skype-talk to students at the university I graduated from, I was contacted by one of them asking to intern with me.

intern doesn’t flush the toilet, antipathy toward fonts, and more

Ask a Manager

Our intern doesn’t flush the toilet. ” If you cannot see your way to doing it that, which would be understandable, then you’re completely allowed to talk to whoever manages the intern program (if such a person exists; otherwise, his manager) and ask them to explain this to them. This type of uncomfortable conversation is part of the joy of managing interns. (I’ve I’ve talked here before about how I once was the live-in staff member overseeing a house of interns.

2019 29

my intern asked if my pregnancy was planned, cold-emailing companies about job openings, and more

Ask a Manager

My intern asked if my pregnancy was planned. I’m wondering what, if anything, I should do in response to my intern’s reaction, though. But since she’s an intern and part of the reason she’s there is to learn professional norms, I’m coming down on the side of saying something. I don’t want to do any more of his work than I’m already doing (managing temps, mentoring interns, writing role descriptions, etc.) It’s five answers to five questions.

2019 29

is it okay to blindside your boss when quitting?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about how unprofessional it is to “blindside” your boss when quitting. I asked the internal recruiter specifically about travel expectations and how much interaction I needed to have with the other office. is it okay to blindside your boss when quitting? Six months ago I started a new job with a multinational company.

2018 25

how to tell an intern her skirt is too short for the office

Ask A Manager

This is my first time supervising an intern. I have two: a woman who is a “family intern” and a man who’s a professional intern. A “family interns” is just a family member of an employee. Anyway, the family intern is wearing a very short skirt, well above the knee-length dress code. In our environment, we can’t wear skirts quite that short.

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coworker is upset that I don’t say good morning, a winking intern, and more

Ask a Manager

Intern keeps winking at me. An intern working for someone else in the academic lab where I work has recently started winking at me to acknowledge me (for example, when we pass in the hallway). My nosy coworker will guess I’m quitting when my house goes up for sale. Here’s the problem — my husband’s job hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, so we’ll likely move again if the right opportunity comes along.

2018 32

how to reject an internal candidate, I can’t afford interview travel, and more

Ask A Manager

How to reject an internal candidate. We have an opening and two internal candidates applied. I know that at least one of them will quit if she isn’t selected. I don’t quite understand why you find the word “blessings” offensive (and I say this as something utterly unreligious). This position currently has 3 full-time reports and 3 interns. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2014 58

my office is moving to my boss’s house, difficult interns, and more

Ask A Manager

Recently, he announced that he has decided to move our office from our (already small) space (no kitchen, no conference room and we all share 2 long desks) into his duplex apartment, which is supposed to be quite luxurious. Should I have dealt with this intern any differently? I had an intern in my department who was around my age. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My office is moving inside my boss’s house.

2014 58

my intern was promoted above me, turning down relocation help, and more

Ask A Manager

My intern was promoted above me. An employee who has been my intern for the past year has been promoted to a position that is above my current position. Well, first, step back, take your emotion out of it, and ask yourself if you can see why the intern was promoted. If she hadn’t started as an intern, would you have thought her a viable candidate? It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go….

2013 58

I wasn’t the first choice for my job, I took a counteroffer but now want to quit, and more

Ask a Manager

Most of my colleagues have been quite nice; my grandboss has been lovely. The majority of your coworkers have been quite nice. I accepted a counteroffer four months ago but now want to quit. I know that when listing your current job, to use the present tense when describing the job, like this: Administrative Assistant at Llamas International. Maintain international client communication list. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

2020 27

someone is deleting my work, the best time of day to quit, and more

Ask A Manager

When is the best time of the day to quit? When is the best time of the day to quit? Since then, I have been working now for 2 months as a voluntary intern in the field and have practical experience as well. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go…. Someone is deleting my work. About every two weeks, somebody deletes a large part of my work. I don’t know who’s doing this, how, or why.

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