Topic: quitting job

‘I Quit My Job With $2,000 And A Prayer’

'I Quit My Job With $2,000 And A Prayer'

Most people do not walk away from their jobs. Especially during a recession. I witnessed countless people getting fired and laid off from their jobs last year. One of my dear friends from my former job was called into the conference room and let go a few weeks before I decided to leave my job. I saw the pain in her eyes as she wept, wondering how she was going to pick up the pieces from such a devastating loss. I hugged her and tears fell down my cheek as well. Because I too, worried about her sanity after something that was such a big part in her life was being ripped away from her. More »

‘I Was Not Prepared For Going Back To School Full Time’

'I Was Not Prepared For Going Back To School Full Time'

It is one week before Labor Day, which for kids means the final countdown til summer ends, for college students it means a week of partying before the real work starts and for first year business school students that have been part of the workforce for a few years, it can mean major psychological turmoil. Going back to school could seem like a break from the real world (except for all that astounding debt) but we talked to some people starting in school right now who said it was hardly a calm time. More »

Video: This Woman Resigned From Microsoft With A Song

Video: This Woman Resigned From Microsoft With A Song

When some of us imagine resigning from out jobs we think of maybe telling someone off, or writing a long letter criticizing the entire company and its morals or lack of them (a la Greg Smith) or maybe just flipping out like Jerry Maguire. But for some, leaving a company is a very pleasant experience. It is such a pleasant experience that they decide to capture it in eloquent song. That is exactly what Karen X. Chang did when she quit Microsoft after three years working on Excel Code. She did it to the tune of American Pie and it is actually quite sweet and very clever. More »

Greg Smith’s Letter May Have Hurt Goldman Shares, But Does He Really Expect A Culture Change?

Greg Smith's Letter May Have Hurt Goldman Shares, But Does He Really Expect A Culture Change?

I don’t know if I will ever look at muppets the same way again. Yesterday, Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith wrote a scathing resignation letter as a New York Times editorial, in which he criticized his employer for breeding a corporate culture of greed and excess and treating clients terribly. But didn’t we already know that the was nature of Wall Street? People in Idaho know Wall Street is corrupt. Two-year-old children, who haven’t even seen the film Wall Street, know the reputation. What does Greg Smith really expect his grandiose address to do? More »

I’m Quitting My Job Because My Mentor Left The Company

I'm Quitting My Job Because My Mentor Left The Company

You’ve done it. You have actually found the perfect mentor. You have found the person at your company who not only supports and advises you but also promotes you. As Senior Catalyst Director Heather Foust-Cummings says, a good mentor makes sure you get the visibility you need. “They really have their skin in the game and are willing to ride their reputation with yours.” According to a recent survey by Marie Claire, 66% of women said that mentoring and networking events are important for furthering their career, however 72% have never actually been mentored. But you have actually found your mentor but what if they left your company? Would it be worth it for you to stay?
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