More money isn't always the answer -- why did you LEAVE?

Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
I thought it might be quite revealing to learn why employees leave rather than how the boss can keep them!

I know why I left my first real job. The guy above me lied to protect his own job, then made my life a misery. They offered me more money to stay and it would have been a big step up but I felt then, and still do, that it really wasn't worth it. A happy life has always been more important than wealth to me. Was I wrong?
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
Usually just been time for something different with me.
When I left the UK the last time, I was undecided whether to leave again or not because on paper I had a fairly good fulltime job, let down a bit by the boss and the overseas offer was too good to turn down.
I don't ever remember leaving a job over money.
 

Campani

Member
I left my last job because of just sheer disorganisation. I wanted to make a good job of it but the boss just wasn't clear on what needed doing and when. This meant it was constant fire fighting problems, many of which I had seen coming for weeks. It's no fun having to work your ass off because your boss cant organise themselves.
 

Turnip

Member
You weren't wrong. If/when you decide to leave don't make the decision based on money, and when they offer more money its not worth going back/staying.

Left several jobs due to micromanaging managers. Did stay at one place though for the bigger pay check but was a calculated decision to stay and cash in for a period of time and make a big change for which I needed some cash.
 

Scholsey

Member
Location
Herefordshire
5am-6.30pm (hour for lunch if lucky) 11 days on 3 off was a killer, made me poorly, did nothing but sleep when wasn’t working, was a good full time member of staff short and silly things not being done that would make work 10x easier because the #1 herdsman was a stubborn idiot.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
You did well to do that on a farm workers wage. (y)
Recently?

No. I used to work in print. I went home to help the harvest one summer. Put in an offer on a farm. Got told to bring chequebook in. Wasn't expecting it. But hey ho. Apparently at 2k an acre we'd never make any money on it. Was 2004. Had to sell my house, put every penny in, and my ballbag as collateral with the bank.

That's why at 41 I'm a nervous wreck with bad knees and back.
 

Jonp

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Gwent
Money has never been the main motivation in my working life. Over the past 45 years have been made redundant in 5 different industries, been to university twice, had loads of fill in jobs and travelled the world. Ended up as a builder in an attempt to settle down. Stopped doing that as couldn't compete with the cowboys and deal with the dishonest customers.
Somehow managed to buy 15 sheep and a few calves and started in farming at the age of 54!
Seemed like a good idea at the time (like everything else) and to be honest it is one of my better ones. Have never put up with shitty bosses, would rather starve than do that (and have).
Never accumulated any assets or money but have certainly enjoyed myself....going to fade away with my sheep and cattle....be poorish but happy on my little farm doing what l want when I want. Count myself very lucky to be where I am now...alive and healthy at 60+
 

D14

Member
I thought it might be quite revealing to learn why employees leave rather than how the boss can keep them!

I know why I left my first real job. The guy above me lied to protect his own job, then made my life a misery. They offered me more money to stay and it would have been a big step up but I felt then, and still do, that it really wasn't worth it. A happy life has always been more important than wealth to me. Was I wrong?

I should be a land agent technically but straight out of university 25 years ago and in my first job with a national firm the pay worked out at £4.16/hour by the time you had done what needed to be done every week. Basically they paid for 39 hours but expected you to do 60 hours for no extra money. Yes there was a pension, health plan included but no travel allowance to use your own vehicle visiting clients. I did 12 months and brought this up at my annual review. They were not interested so I worked my notice and left the industry completely. I did not have any issue with any one individual. It was the actual job expectation that ruined it for me. I have a friend who stuck it out but it took him 20 years to make 'partner' which is when the big money came into play and he is now doing very nicely but if it was not for his wife (solicitor) they would of struggled financially for the first 20 years of his working life.
 

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