I’ve been working since I was 12 years old. That’s 23 years if you’re counting at home. In all my time working, I’ve come to realize 1 major truth:
I’ve only quit my managers, not any companies.
I said it, and I feel a little better.
So what does that mean, quitting a manager?
Quite simply, it means if a manager hasn’t done a good job of managing me, of getting to know about me, about caring about me as a person AND as an employee, I’ve quit on them.
No, I haven’t formally quit every job. I didn’t know it at the time, but that’s what I did.
I’d like to apologize for every manager I’ve quit on and kept drawing a paycheck.
Has this ever happened to you or someone you know?
Here’s a few hopefully not close to home examples…
- Think about the employee who took the exact same job at another company…for LESS pay.
- Or the employee who took a lesser position to work for somewhere they felt they’d be a “better fit”
- Or the employee and the manager who consistently butted heads, and of course, the manager won, so the employee left, citing “philosophical differences.”
Put another way, if someone has left my team for a non-better job, it was probably MY FAULT they left.
A few years ago, the employees of Blenz Coffee put up a sign on the door telling their manager they quit. Talk about a public display of hating their manager! Wow!
Sound familiar? Please share your stories of quitting on the boss below.