Leaving a Job on a Bad Note

September 12, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A majority of workers have left their jobs on bad terms, and about a quarter of them have left as a result of disagreements with management, according to a recent Vault Inc. survey.

Behind disagreements with management, the Survey on Employee Exits of 706 workers found that 14% left for new jobs and 12% of employees left because of disputes with other coworkers.

Some of the more crass exits include:

  • Screaming matches, 42%
  • Negative mass e-mails, 24%
  • Negative speeches at company meetings, 18%
  • Vandalized or stolen company property, 12%.
  • Physical scuffles, 4%.

About half of respondents (52%) said one person’s exit caused others (or themselves) to leave the company soon after, according to a news release.