Why Top Talent Leave Their Jobs

by Chloe Jeffreys · 11 comments

in Adventures as an RN

The last couple of days I’ve been hanging out over on Steve Roy’s [now defunct] blog, Ending the Grind. When Steve was blogging he made no bones about hating his job and that he’s trying to find a way out of his cubicle. Over the 11 months he blogged, he says he interviewed 20+ A-List bloggers looking for the secrets to their success.

Thinking about Steve and his career unhappiness, and the fact that so many are unhappy in their jobs today, I stumbled upon this and thought I’d share it:

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Scott October 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I saw your post over in the End The Grind post regarding that Penelope Trunk interview…wow…she is tough….but it made such an impact to see what direction we should have.

Great content here! I think mine above is Lack of Empowerment. My boss gives me a lot of rope and I work in IT so that is a good thing. He also lets us try out new technologies. I think for IT personnel, it is not the money…it is the ability to sort of work on our own and not inside a box. Hope that makes sense.

Thanks for the information! Scott

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Chloe Jeffreys October 16, 2011 at 4:14 am

Lack of empowerment is a much bigger deal then people realize. I wish I were more free to discuss these issues than I currently am. But thank you for commenting. I know that I am much happier when I am allowed to work on my own as much as possible. I do best in the sort of environment that does not hem me in, which is why I like blogging. Nobody tells me what to do here.

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Annika October 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm

On the way north today my mom, who came along for the ride, said that my dad was once the employee of a horrible boss. He and another hard working man trudged along. But the other man could not take it anymore. She said my dad tried to get him to stay. He had worked for this bank for 40 years. He would lose his pension, benefits, everything he had invested in the company. But he couldn’t take it. Sometimes, money is not worth all of the crap we have to deal with. He moved to Denver and started working at a mortuary. I told my mom that at least he didn’t have to deal with many live people at a mortuary.

Maybe I’ll go work for a bank!

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Steve Roy October 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Chloe,
Thanks for the honorable mention here. The statistics are staggering and painful to see.
Millions of us waste precious years of our lives working jobs we hate because we think that’s how it’s supposed to be. We often think that work is supposed to suck and that’s why we call it work.

It does not have to be like this. Although I am still in my loathsome job, I know for certain that this is no way to spend our valuable time. There is no doubt in my mind that I can and will dig my way out. My hope is that others will do the same..
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Chloe October 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Hey Steve,

Thanks for stopping by. Life IS too short not to live our dreams.

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Nota Supermom October 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I worked for a Fortune 500 company that was going under and the flight of top talent was an early indicator that the business was flailing.

Employees know first when something is rotten in Denmark.
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Susan in the Boonies October 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if one could slide highlighted copies of these Top 5 Reasons underneath one’s boss’s door?
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