Patt Morrison for March 15, 2012

Is the economy good enough to leave a terrible job?

Goldman Sachs Executive Resigns With Scathing Op-Ed Published In The NY Times

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People walk out of Goldman Sachs headquarters on March 14, 2012 in New York City. Former Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith wrote a scathing editorial about the company in the New York Times.

Job lock. It’s when people want to leave a job they're unhappy with, but can’t, due to financial reasons or an unstable job market.

Maybe it’s a bad boss, or in the case of the Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith, a simply “toxic” environment.

The reasons are many, as are the reasons why you can’t leave. Maybe you’re a baby boomer who can’t afford to retire, or someone with a pre-existing condition who needs to hang on to healthcare benefits.

With the recent “green shoots” in the economy – jobless claims and applications for unemployment aid at a four-year low, improving job numbers and a recovering stock market – are you beginning to consider leaving a miserable job?

WEIGH IN:

Does Smith’s colorful exit yesterday, via an angry op-ed in the New York Times (and the many memes that followed) give you inspiration? If you’re in an unhappy job, are you considering leaving?

Guest:

Chris Farrell, economics editor, Marketplace Money

Lynne Lancaster, co-founder of BridgeWorks


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