Spoke with a friend this morning who is contemplating a job change. He’s currently working for a major financial corporation in the south and has been quite successful at it. One of the first things you’ll notice after meeting my friend is that he is very detail and goal oriented. I guess this is the reason we mesh so well together.
After inquiring why he was attempting to make a job change I was reminded why most of us seek another employer. Many so-called business experts will tell you the main reason we change jobs is to make more money. Additional salary is definitely a factor in the decision however I’ve found that most of us, me included, leave jobs not because of bad pay but because of bad bosses.
In my friends case it’s not so much a bad boss that has him looking for another job, but a revised business plan that will conflict with his personal, professional and family goals. It’s important for all of us to do a career check-up from time to time. We need to make sure that our company’s plans coincide with those we have not for ourselves but most importantly our family. If our plans are headed east and our employer’s is headed west the result will be a collision that is not beneficial for either.