The Difference Between a Job and Work


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In honor of Labor Day, this webinar will be all about the difference between a job you like and a job you dread. Sure, it is work, but how bad does it need to get to become unreasonable?

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The Difference Between a Job and Work

  1. 1. What Do You Do?The Difference Between a Job and Work Contact Heather at
  2. 2. Contact Heather at
  3. 3. Introduction• Less than half of American workers are satisfied with their jobs.• 75% of people voluntarily leaving jobs don’t quit their jobs; they quit their bosses.• 63% of those who do not feel treated with respect intend to [quit their jobs] within two years.• What does it take for a person to quit their job? Contact Heather at 3
  4. 4. What We’ll Discuss Today• Differentiate between a good and bad job• Figure out how to remedy a bad job• Know when to throw in the towel• What have others done in a “bad job” situation? Contact Heather at 4
  5. 5. What Makes a Job a “Good Job”?Can include (but is notlimited to):• Allows you to live your life• Source of respect• Purpose• Salary meets your needs Contact Heather at 5
  6. 6. What Makes a Job a “Bad Job”?Top 10 Reasons WhyPeople Quit:• One person absorbs two positions• Administrative help is cut• No room for promotion, growth• No “say” in company decisions• Lack of stability Contact Heather at 6
  7. 7. What Makes a Job a “Bad Job”? • Lack of direction • Favoritism in the office • Increased commute • Inexperienced management • Competitive environment Contact Heather at 7
  8. 8. How to Remedy a Bad Job• Talk – Supervisor – Executives – Colleagues• Make friends• Offer a solution• Make personal changes Contact Heather at 8
  9. 9. When to Quit a Bad Job• It’s not getting better• Empty promises• New opportunity• Physical/Emotional effects Contact Heather at 9
  10. 10. How to Quit a Bad Job DO DON’T• Keep calm • Lose your cool• Be honest • Leave with a “bang”• Participate in exit • Lie interviews • Act on impulse• Follow your employment contract• Discuss with trusted colleagues Contact Heather at 10
  11. 11. What Other People Have Done…Melissa’s Story “I was working my third year at the front desk at my university. Each year, I had a different boss, and my third one was terrible. He took credit for my work, didn’t respect my schedule, and forced me to work an additional 6 hour [graveyard] shift after I already worked 8 hours. I couldn’t take it anymore. I quit and walked out on the job. Then I emailed all my co-workers to explain it all. I regret the way I ended things, but I’m so glad I left.” Contact Heather at 11
  12. 12. What Other People Have Done…Jenn’s Story “I joined a startup on a volunteer basis. As their need for me grew, I joined the team, but they never paid me. I grew passionate for the company, but still was never paid. After a few months of intense work, I felt like I was being taken advantage of. The founder agreed to pay me but fell behind on payments. The company ultimately folded and I was left with the mistakes I made. The founder still contacts me, but I’ve learned my lesson.” Contact Heather at 12
  13. 13. What Other People Have Done…Learning from Heather and Tony Contact Heather at 13
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  15. 15. Thank you! For more tips: Join us for our next job seeker webinar on:September 20, 2011: Questions for Cachinko: Solving the Toughest Job Search Challenges Contact Heather at