According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.1 million workers quit their jobs in March of 2012.
As the economy continues to improve, more professionals may be handing in their notices. Professionals often cite a low salary, long commute or better opportunity with another company as motivation for leaving a job.
But according to a recent Office Team survey of executives, some job seekers have given wacky reasons for jumping ship. Here are some examples:
"Someone left because her boss lost the dog she had given him."
"A person quit because he hated the carpet."
"Our employee said he was joining the circus."
"He quit because he didn't like the way the office smelled."
"The worker told us he just couldn't get up in the morning."
Play the video as Robin Ankton from the Southfield office of Robert Half International discusses the following with Murray Feldman:
- Advice for leaving a job on good terms
- Why it's important to exit gracefully
- Tips for participating in exit interviews
- Signs a worker might be looking for another job
- Advice for retaining valued employees