- File Size: 110 KB
- Print Length: 25 pages
- Publication Date: February 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007DKMBXY
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,926,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
How To Quit Your Job And Leave A Legacy: What I Wish I Knew Before I Quit My Job Kindle Edition
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This is not your typical self-help book, and some context may help understand why. It does not take a lot of time in front of the newspaper to realize that the "great America" has been declared dead for a long time, nor does it take a lot of time in the workplace to realize that finely crafted cynicism towards an employer is the norm for a high percentage of the people you work with. Without saying so, the Author is reviving and updating the American work ethic, which you realize was thrown out with the declaration that the Great American Job was dead. In short, the author shows us we through the baby out with the bath water: how to manage your career, no matter what you do, must be done carefully. That includes the decision to leave your job should itself be evaluated carefully, and she gives you the details to do it. From there, it's a step-wise process: almost each day is carefully choreographed for one reason: its in your best interest. The impulse to leave time bombs behind, to "forget that painful experience forever" and so forth just doesn't cut it. Wake up, and you'll be a local hero, a man or woman of integrity, and your old job will be a part of your network: a resource, and not the sweatshop.
The book assumes a high level of management and a cleaner workplace than I've seen, and assumes more rational hierarchy than "winner take all" structure in the workplace that sociologists now discuss. That said, the author is right: don't trade 15 minutes of fame, acquired by creatively sabotaging the workplace, at the cost of losing a reference, a network, and even your own self respect. The author points out the the poison-pen resignation leaves you with a bad taste, sooner or later, and she is quite right. What we need is a follow up book: "starting the new job." She has brought back the tools to exit gracefully. I would love to see this author's mind help us start our new jobs: the ones that don't train you, have half baked orientations, someone who feels threatened and is out to get you, and how to manage those issues with the level of precision she has given us to move on.
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