Thursday, March 31, 2005

"I'm leaving to join the circus!" and other reasons why employees quit

Design News

Specialized staffing service, The Creative Group, recently conducted a survey to find out the unusual reasons why some people leave their jobs. The result is a light-hearted look at the very real issue of employee turnover.

Following are some of their responses:

“An employee left because he didn’t like the smell of the office.”
“One guy said he was making too much money and didn’t feel like he was worth it.”
“A worker didn’t like to use a computer and said the job wasn’t as glamorous as she thought.”
“A person left because she didn’t like the lighting in our building.”
“These results show you can’t please every employee all the time,” said Tracey Fuller, executive director of The Creative Group. “A certain amount of turnover is to be expected and may not be preventable. Conducting exit interviews can help managers determine whether a situation is unique or if there’s a workplace problem that needs to be addressed in order to discourage additional staff members from leaving.”

Read the full article here.

We here at Astron are wondering... what's the most unusual reason for leaving that you've heard?

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