Friday, February 25, 2011

Why people resign?

Usually I put a disclaimer at the end, but this being a sensitive issue, let me begin with it.

This is purely a work of friction, any resemblance to you, your boss, colleague or workplace is purely co-incidental. Also, it has got nothing to do with Hosni Mobarak’s resignation as you’ll find even worse dictators at your work place.

Let’s begin with - Why do you work ?

I know, it’s all about serving the society, giving back the nation what you got from it, to contribute to the government exchequer through taxes, to achieve that highest thing called “self actualisation” in Maslow’s need hierarchy.

Enough, cut the crap, It’s all about money, honey. How else you'll buy that $700 iPhone4 to make a phone call, with known network issues.

Now that we have narrowed down to the reason why you work, let’s see why people resign from one organisation to join another organisation.

I interviewed 321 Vice Presidents (names withheld to avoid making them popular)  in the First Class compartment of Mumbai Local, Virar to Churchgate , result was : “People leave managers not companies” .

I know some of you agree to it , but this is like saying “I read playboy for its articles”

So you tell me that your Boss sucks, steals credit for your job, does favouritism, doesn’t know as much as you do, get paid for just sucking-up, But, It’s like saying most politicians are corrupt or Uday Chopra is a bad actor.

When did you last meet a person who said “I love my Boss” or if at all you find a place where people love their Bosses, why the hell they’ll pay you to work there.

I know your boss may be a jerk, but how can you resign and join other unknown jerk - Don’t you know that “Known Devil is better than unknown God”

So, if you choose to resign, don’t give that crap that it’s because of your difficult Boss - It’s all because you find some other “free coffee place with double ff aka office", which is paying you more .

In the end, It’s all about money, honey.
y ppl resign


Anonymous said...

It may be the usual case but not always. I personally know of someone who took a big pay cut and moved out of a developed country. Despite, the current boss offering a 25% increase.

Krish Ashok said...

Of course it's always about the money, but the interesting this is most people have no idea what to do with money either

Vikas said...

Money hai to honey hai, dude.....

Anonymous said...

I think in different stages it will be different reasons. In the begining we change jobs for money, then for the want of job satisfaction mostly to do something that we want to do without jeopardizing the career. This basically decided in which area you will retire from and the last 10 years or so if you change job it will be mostly for issues like settling down, location, balance etc.

The Power Puff gal said...

A few years before i was a proud owner of a boss everyone loved, still some left for money,some for multinational glitter and i coz change of LOC.
While money plays a crucial part, its useless if the process you earn it is not joyous and i m quite lucky that way that i am able to sack my boss cos i don't like him.
PS: 7 March is my last working day :)

High Fidelity said...

Hilarious! “I read playboy for its articles” Which brings us back to a profound question - how come we get pay hikes when we switch jobs but never get any richer?

You might actually enjoy this one.

Why do bankers make good authors?

by @balajeege (Twitter)

BK Chowla, said...

It is always about money, but excuse is always better prospects.

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