Archive for February, 2011

Do you cringe at the sound of the words “You’re fired” or “I’m sorry, we’re going to have to let you go” at work? I can say I do because I like to have things planned out, and stability… Not to mention a paycheck! Left and right business that had survived other down economies were closing, the morning drive to work was not as bad, and many offices reduced their work force. So, if you had a job you were lucky.

During the past few years people stayed with at their job was lousy or underpaid. There were also plenty of unpaid internships… Although you can’t put an exact price on experience gained, there wasn’t much out there to choose from either. Now that there are more job openings, people have the option of staying, waiting for a promotion or moving forward.

ABC Money posted an article this week titled, “Laid Off? No, I Quit!,” which relies on recent trends in the labor market.

What would set you off or make you say, “I quit?”

  • You have a problems with your co-worker(s).
    • You may try to keep your comments PC (or not), but you can’t stand your annoying supervisor any more. Or you’re tired of all the nagging gossip. Who knows? There’s always that one person who gets under your skin.
  • Your commute is lousy.
    • Gas prices are unpredictable, traffic is a drag, or you have to travel at least an hour to get to work.
  • You need a better benefits plan
  • You’re underpaid or underappreciated

Needless to say the list goes on and something’s gotta give! 

 Now is the time to take a look at your options, and possibly Contract (long or short-term) and Contract to Hire positions a try. Last year we discussed “Being Open to Contract Positions” and there was both positive and negative feelings regarding contract positions. But with more temp positions opening than full time potions, don’t you think it’s something worth looking into?

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