What drove you crazy about your last job?

Does low morale, annoying co-workers, grouchy bosses, no recognition, or long hours ring a bell? Hear why employees leave their jobs.


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Rarely do people leave jobs they love. They usually quit jobs over some annoyance. When they’re irritated enough, they start looking for a new opportunity.

At the Tech Career Expo in San Francisco, I spoke with job seekers about what they hated most about their last job. No one said, “I left because I hated how poorly I was being paid.”

Most people complained about micro-managers, lack of recognition, and the inability to grow within the organization. Sound familiar?

David Spark is the founder of the brand journalism firm Spark Media Solutions. A version of this article originally ran on Dice News as a report for Dice.

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