10 Reasons why you can’t hang on to employees

Sometimes an employee is just a bad employee or bad person. Often the person leaving a company truly feels as if they are being abused and mistreated or the working conditions and pay are not up to their standards.
For this article let’s just imagine a bunch of good employees leaving the company for reasons that have nothing to do with them other than them saying “I’ve had it, I’m out, forget this I quit”.
You might want to consider this if you have tried all other reasons and they don’t ever resolve the issue of people quitting and you constantly having to fill their spot.

10. Bad apple. You could have a bad apple in the bunch tainting the group with negativity that is unnecessary. Usually this guy has been around for a good while and is completely a different person around the upper staff.
9. Poor equipment. vehicles that break down a lot. Bad printer that never gets fixed. Bad tools that never get replaced but get new wads of tape every week.
8. Bad Hours.
7. Hostile environment. You have one or more employees that intimidate other employees or try to.
6. No reward system. Rewarding employees will help with moral.
5. Rare/irregular raises. You don’t give raises on a regular basis.
4. Runt of the group. The guy hired last gets all of the junk equipment. Told to do all of the grunt work and not ever getting any of the good work or any credit for the completion of a job.
3. Absence of a leader. Someone is in charge and gives commands but does not communicate with employees.
2. Boisterous Management. Be it they bring things to work all of the time that the employees could never afford, or they are rude to the employees and treat them as if they are inferior.
1. Your managers are your friends and their position is well upheld. On the basis that you are never going to fire them. It would be awkward to fire your friends.

Now these aren’t the only reasons people leave. and they may not be the reason that your employees quit, but in my experience these are the least talked about and most common reasons people quit a job. However i have seen a few articles where they run through a list of reasons people quit but they all seem to say the same things, things I never experienced. So i had to make this list. The reasons why most people quit. Other than other personal issues such as someone slept with someone’s spouse.

What To Do When it’s Time To Go

If you find it is time to leave the place you are at, You have a couple things to do before you can go.
First thing on your list is to find another job. Second is to leave your current job on a good note. Two week notice, work normally for the last two weeks. Leave work items behind and take all personal items with you. Leave fuel cards behind, and things like that.
If you have direct deposit, then you do not have to show your face in that place again. This is good if you are wanting to be gone forever.
Steam time
Under no circumstances should you hit the guy you have zeroed in on. We all look around before we quit and say “who am I going to hit before I leave?”, but it is probably best if we do not hit that person. No matter how much they have belittled you or ripped you off or just underhanded you, you have to ignore that feeling. Save that for some strange day in the future when you have to let them know, that the pay check and job position muscle is a fairytale best expressed in the office and that person needs to go back there before they hurt themselves.
If you must leave and feel as if you are getting revenge, then a tuna salad with no lid in a paper bag labeled “do not touch” tucked in the back of the fridge is fair enough. No personal attacks on anyone. That never ends well.

Do not make a scene. Do not tell on that one person who has been doing  the things that irritated you up to this point. The boss will be more likely to side with the person who stayed, so your words will fall on deaf ears. Besides, if the boss hasn’t seen it yet, they won’t see it ever, until it’s too late.


I personally do everything I can, to not quit a job, so I do not recommend anyone ever quit a job, unless they have a better offer.


If the new place you move to can offer something to the place you left, and you can get them a discount, while the old place can get you a discount, you might just want to try and use your pull. But if you left on any bad terms with any of the ex-coworkers, probably a good idea to leave that part alone.

Pay Scale Boldness

That guy, that guy we all have ran into at a work place who is in charge of everyone and is so used to people giving him some sort of respect, so they can keep their job. The guy who thinks that respect directly reflects his masculinity, That guy who is bossman strong. No, you do not have to be the toughest person to be the boss. You do not have to be the best worker or most knowledgeable employee, you don’t have to be anything more than a friend of the boss or CEO or company owner or friend of  his son. This is how you define false sense of pride. A monetary Vice held over your head gives him the feeling of greatness, because you said “please”. Would that not be how you define false sense of pride? Sure he can have pride in achieving his position, but not the value he sets his false pride at.

It’s the feeling of being an unchallenged rival. The feeling of knowing you have said some bold stuff to men that used to make you tremble. It’s this false sense of self worth because the people you run your mouth to have to work under your watch.

Well little man you need to know, you are the one that we take drinking and let him run his lip, and as soon as he gets his ass kicked, we turn my back. You are the guy no one would help, you are the guy that we continue to pet your ego while you hurt yourself “well big guy, if you can’t fight off that 90 year old lady, how am I supposed to?”. We have nothing to prove by dragging her around, and she is probably in the right for dragging you around the bar for being a little punk with a big mouth. And you probably deserve the elbow drops you receive. and when you get up after she has left  we will be the ones that says “man you had her.. you won that dang fight just stupid circumstances made the cards fall wrong and now it looks worse than it really is, you really hit her in the shoulder hard”.

But the day we get fired, you are the one that needs to clear the area. You are the one that does not need to be giving us the sincere look with the crumpled eyebrow and salesman face, and you sure the heck do not want to use your over used over practiced tough guy face. Tough isn’t in a look. Although it is startling to have someone look at you frumpled when you can’t figure out what you have done to upset them.


Do you knock him out? Do you just let this guy have it? Could you live with yourself if you don’t ?