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Why Honesty Is Not The Best Policy At Your Exit Interview

Why Honesty Is Not The Best Policy At Your Exit Interview

6 reasons against speaking the whole truth

In some cases, the truth hurts - and it could come back to bite you. Read More »

'I Quit': Beware The Viral Resignation

'I Quit': Beware The Viral Resignation

It may be tempting, but a loud exit is not for everyone.

A YouTube resignation may have helped launched one woman's career, but it's generally not a good idea. Read More »

Interpretive Quit Dancer Draws Hilarious YouTube Rebuttal

Interpretive Quit Dancer Draws Hilarious YouTube Rebuttal

Next Media Animation workers also dance to Kanye West's "Gone."

On Saturday, Marina Shifrin's video of herself dancing to Kanye West's "Gone" to quit went viral. Now her former colleagues are responding. Read More »

Burger King Worker Quits With Bridge-Burning Resignation Letter

Burger King Worker Quits With Bridge-Burning Resignation Letter

By Rebecca Baird-Remba The website Passive Aggressive Notes has posted what it calls a "whopper of a resignation" letter.The unnamed guy who wrote the letter was "resigning" from his job at Burger King because he was going to law school. Read More »

Despite High Unemployment, Number Of People Quitting Is Soaring

Despite High Unemployment, Number Of People Quitting Is Soaring

By Vivian Giang People are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest rate since the pre-recession era, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey - known as JOLTS -- published by The Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report says that 2.16 million people quit their jobs in the latest data, which... Read More »

Bed Bath & Beyond Employee Quits On A Price Tag

Bed Bath & Beyond Employee Quits On A Price Tag

A Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. employee recently quit his job in a scathing but subtle way -- until a customer stumbled on the evidence, took a photo, uploaded it to the Internet, and sent it straight into the annals of viral and glorious job-quitting stunts. A user of the anonymous online forum Reddit known... Read More »

How To Make A Bad Job Better (Without Quitting)

How To Make A Bad Job Better (Without Quitting)

By Robert Half International The excitement you once had for your job just isn't there anymore. Your workday seems more like a tedious march than an invigorating run. Challenges that once stimulated you now hold less appeal, and you deal with the same set of people, processes and problems every day. Is it... Read More »

City Manager Says He's Not Needed, Lays Self Off

City Manager Says He's Not Needed, Lays Self Off

KELLER, Texas -- The administrator of a North Texas city believes he's not needed and has laid himself off. Keller City Manager Dan O'Leary announced his decision Wednesday. Read More »

Quitting Your Job? 5 Tips On How To Do It Tactfully (Not Like That Goldman Sachs Guy)

Quitting Your Job? 5 Tips On How To Do It Tactfully (Not Like That Goldman Sachs Guy)

You want to say, "Take this job and shove it," but should you? The best way to resign has become a hot topic in the wake of Wednesday's high-profile departure from Goldman Sachs of executive Greg Smith. "It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off," Smith wrote in a scathing New... Read More »

Your Last Job Ended Miserably -- Can You Be Honest About Why You Left?

Your Last Job Ended Miserably -- Can You Be Honest About Why You Left?

By Justin Thompson Many people have had a job that sucked. So while the person interviewing you for a new position can probably relate, you shouldn't vent to her about why you hated your last job. Things may have gone bust at your last place, and whether you left or they asked you to leave, there are ways... Read More »

Moving On? 5 Things NOT To Do When You Quit

Moving On? 5 Things NOT To Do When You Quit

Quitting a job -- quitting well, at least -- can be hard work. There are plenty of missteps you can make that can end up hurting your career in the long term. Check out our list of things to avoid when breaking up with your boss. Read More »

5 Signs It's Time To Jump Shipp (And Quit Your Dead-End Job)

5 Signs It's Time To Jump Shipp (And Quit Your Dead-End Job)

You suspect it's time for a change. You're really not asking for much: You just want a job that combines your passions and skills, provides a reasonable income, and allows you to spend time with people you love. And the dead-end, soul-deadening job you've been clocking into for the last few years isn't exactly... Read More »

St. Louis Teen Left Stranded For 2 Days After Quitting Magazine Sales Job

St. Louis Teen Left Stranded For 2 Days After Quitting Magazine Sales Job

A St. Louis-area teen is crying foul after the company that hired him to sell magazine subscriptions left him high and dry in Dallas for two days when he quit the job. The teen, who hasn't been named, quit the job selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door because, he said, he felt like he was ripping people... Read More »

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Why You're Most Likely to Quit

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Why You're Most Likely to Quit

When it comes to deciding whether you'll quit your job or stick it out, what would be your last straw? An abusive boss? Incompetent and unpleasant co-workers? A paltry salary? According to a recent survey, those are all grounds for leaving, but the No. 1 reason people say goodbye to their jobs is that they... Read More »

What Was the Moment You Realized You HAD to Quit Your Job?

What Was the Moment You Realized You HAD to Quit Your Job?

We've all had that moment, at least once in our working lifetimes. It's when the light bulb goes on bright in our brains and the realization hits: It's time to QUIT. Perhaps it's the boss screeching at you one too many times, or the sheer drudgery of the job overwhelming you with despair. You've reached... Read More »

Creative Ways to Quit a Job

Creative Ways to Quit a Job

Sometimes, no matter how terrible the employment market might be, you come to the end of your rope and just have to say goodbye to a job you cannot stand. And while most people simply give notice and head off into the sunset, every so often the boss or the job itself is so bad that you've just got to get... Read More »

Top 10 Favorite Stories of 2010: Editor's Picks

Top 10 Favorite Stories of 2010: Editor's Picks

Job news, unemployment statistics, and resume advice can only get you so far -- sometimes, the greatest help comes from stories of real people going through circumstances you can relate to. Whether you're looking for motivation, inspiration, or just a feeling that you're not alone, this list of our top 10... Read More »

10 Reasons Why More Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs

10 Reasons Why More Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs

According to the Department of Labor's recent Job Opening and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLT), the number of voluntary job departures has risen since August 2009 and the number of people quitting now outnumbers those being laid off. The most significant quit levels can be seen in financial services and... Read More »

3.2 Million Job Openings: 5 Things You Should Know About Them

3.2 Million Job Openings: 5 Things You Should Know About Them

What's not to like about the 3.21 million job openings that the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported? Well, it's down from 3.30 million openings the month before, but analysts aren't too concerned. The hiring rate rose to the highest level in nearly two years, from 4.29 million to 4.5 million hires, raising... Read More »

Outrageous Ways to Say 'I Quit'

Outrageous Ways to Say 'I Quit'

If you've ever had a job you despised so much it hurt, then take heart. You are not alone! And every so often, when the time is just right, you might just find an outrageous way to say "I Quit!" But beware, sometimes quitting in a flamboyant manner can backfire, as our first author ruefully remembers. Read More »

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