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Good people leave bad employers

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I’ve not been particularly happy lately, head office have dwindled down crew numbers, paid late and expect crew to go the extra mile.

Vacation requests go unnoticed, travel allowances get paid only after several requests and for the longest time we didn’t even have a chef onboard.

I really don’t like changing jobs, but when I write out the pro’s and con’s of my current job there isn’t much that keeps me here. Loyalty is a two way street in my book and I am tired of driving down a one way street that leads to a dead end.

The thought of resigning fills me with anxiety because I respect the Captain, all the Crew and that makes me feel guilty.

Many emotions have rolled over me lately, anger, fear and even depression. Because I really feel like I am the FOOL, for believing all the false promises given in the past few years.

To avoid saying the wrong thing I have done a lot of reading and found articles online very helpful, below is an example of what I have read.

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When you find a better job than the one you have now, the number one thing you want to do is slide out the door without causing any fuss.

There is no benefit whatsoever for a departing employee to share any more truth about their reasons for leaving than "I got an offer I couldn't turn down!" and that's why we hear this cliche so often.

Of course there is more to the story than "I got an offer I couldn't refuse!" but the employer who has shoved the employee out the door by ignoring their needs, taking them for granted or outright mistreating them does not deserve to hear the full story.

They missed their chance to get your free consulting advice.

They had the opportunity to listen to you the whole time you worked for them.

One of the biggest problems in the working world is that an invisible, impermeable wall can build up between what employees would love to say and what the leadership team can stand to hear.

When you work for a company that is not interested in your opinion, you can tell. They make it obvious. Once you know in  your gut that your boss is not interested in your opinion, what other choice do you have than to find another job?


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