Should You Quit Your Job? NO!!!!!

Unless your life is in danger or doing your job requires you to do something illegal, don’t quit your current job until you have a new job!  I know that’s not what you want to hear, but it is reality. Why not quit?   Until you have another job lined up, quitting is not a […]

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How To Leave Your Job in Good Hands (& Why You Should)

You may find it hard not to smile when you resign from your job, but leaving your employer smiling may be more important in the long run. Here’s why: How you leave a job is the last impression you make on your past employer — one who may be called on in the future to […]

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Move On?

Last week my good pal Terry B. celebrated the 4th anniversary of his marvelous food (and so much more) blog, Blue Kitchen. Terry is the one who got me blogging in the first place. (And I will get even. ) But seriously…thank you, my friend. This has been an amazing ride. I too am about […]

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One of the Best Film Segments Ever About Work We Hate!

To the chagrin of most of my friends, I absolutely adore Joe Versus the Volcano. There…I said it. And the ground hasn’t caved in under me nor have  stars ceased to shine. While admittedly not the most deftly-crafted film ever, this film’s opening segment blows me away — the darkness, the gloom, the meaningless job […]

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Are There Really 50 Ways to Leave Your Job, Jack?

Speaking of career choices, I was just reading a comment from Jim on a recent post where I asked readers if they would quit a job if they won the lottery. While some of you said you might very well stay at your current job, Jim’s basic answer was Hell yes! Are you nuts? (I’m […]

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So Would You Quit Your Job if You Win the Lottery?

The guy who just sold me my hot ticket for the now $252 Mega Millions lottery asked if I’ll quit my job if I win. But before I could answer, the guy standing next to me said “Oh no! Never quit your job! A job keeps you from spending too much time thinking about your […]

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Is It Your Job or YOU That’s Driving You Crazy?

I just had a wonderful e-mail from one of my readers who had been looking for a job for many MANY months with no success. At least not the type of success he thought he was looking for! Basically he (let’s call him Jim) started his job search because he was miserable with his current […]

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Will My “Attitude Problems” Hurt My References?

Dear Work Coach, I came across your blog this morning and have spent the last hour reading the various posts and your comments.  I have found some interesting reader queries, and thought that I would see if you could offer any suggestions, from your experiences, regarding my dilemma about my boss and any possible future references. Since […]

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Should I Look for a Job with a Competing Company?

AW wrote a few weeks ago asking for help about a new job he started not too long before that in software sales in the Asia-Pacific market. He thought it was a dream job, but the dream turned out to be a nightmare for him. He originally was recruited with the possibility that the job […]

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I Got the Job Offer and My Current Job Countered

Dear Work Coach, I really need your advice. So the offer finally came Monday morning…but when I called my boss to give notice, she made a counter-offer

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