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HRM CA | 03 Feb 2014, 01:02 AM Agree 0
Employees often cite a low salary, long commute or better opportunity with another company as motivation for leaving a job, but sometimes, dogs, carpet and office odours are to blame.
  • Jeannie McQuaid | 03 Feb 2014, 10:59 AM Agree 0
    Sometimes when an employee gives a flimsy or wacky excuse for quitting, it's because they don't know how to talk about the REAL reason they are leaving.
  • Drew Paddon | 03 Feb 2014, 11:17 AM Agree 0
    A number of these may make sense if they were given enough context. The Gentleman who quit because of the lighting may have been suffering migraines and was not able to convince his employer to change the lights. The employee who quit to watch a soccer game, perhaps his/her son/daughter was in the city finals and his employer would not accommodate him taking the afternoon off. I would not want to work there either.

    There is likely a fuller story to many of these and the surveyed HR professionals should have done their job to find out the real reason.
  • Raphael Pascalis Claudius Lotinggi | 24 Feb 2014, 09:50 AM Agree 0
    People leave for different reason(s) which may not include money.

    Well, there was this employee who quit because he had to work on the land he inherited.

    And there was this officer who resigned because he could not cope with the job. He would rather sell used clothes.
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