Eight Warning Signs Your Boss Wants You to Quit

Eight Warning Signs Your Boss Wants You to Quit

Eight Warning Signs Your Boss Wants You to Quit

Short Timers  27% of bosses have a direct report they'd like to leave the company.

Do you get the feeling your boss is giving you the cold shoulder? Perhaps he or she has gotten more critical of your work lately, to the point of nitpicking. Maybe your manager brushes by you in the hallway, when he or she used to stop and strike up a conversation. Actually, there are a number of signs that managers send to employees who have fallen out of favor. We've gathered eight of them here, which are compiled from recent survey research from CareerBuilder. The findings reveal that a significant percentage of supervisors and managers currently work with an employee they would like to leave the organization. In these situations, professionals need to "read the tea leaves." By facing the problem, these employees can either work to overcome the boss' negative feelings or come up with an exit plan. "Fortunately, most managers are open to confronting the situation through a formal discussion or warning," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder. "However, some will do nothing at all, or may even resort to passive-aggressive behaviors that can prolong a negative working arrangement. It's important that workers be aware of such warning signs, and, if necessary, take steps to improve their situation." Nearly 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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