Is Rage Quitting Ever Worth It?
Regular SFW listeners may recall a tale of Rico’s, where he suddenly quit a less-than-ideal video store gig by hurling a bag of popcorn to the floor and storming out. We can all agree that’s not the best way to exit a job. But what can we learn from people who leave their jobs in a blaze of glory? For some insight, we hear from Refinery29 career and personal finance writer Ludmila Leiva, who recently wrote an article about “rage quitting.”
Then we’ll hear from listener Lisa, who asked a recruiter for a certain salary range, but realized she asked for too little and wants to take it back. And listener Michael wants to quit his toxic company, but has too many variables keeping him there. He gets some advice on how to deal.
Finally, Liz and Rico speak to listener Jen, who’s perfectly happy with her position, but would like to know the best way to respectfully decline a promotion, while still looking like a team player. Jen also shares how she’s on-track to retire at 50!
As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.