Reasons I have resigned, quit or was let go of a job.

I thought I’d share this. I get the feeling, we don’t talk openly about it. Not that we should. Quite the opposite. Why share then? I hope people will see that leaving a role is part of life and there is nothing more to it.

I believe it’s inappropriate to ask this question, it won’t get you any meaningful answers and it may lead to awkward conversations and I do mean as part of an interview.

So here are some of the reasons:

  • No room for personal development and future growth.
  • Not a good culture fit.
  • Politics, corporate structure, didn’t care enough at that point.
  • Change in technical direction, management style that meant engineering would have a lesser role. Wasn’t willing to go down that path.
  • Not supported enough, change in business priorities.
  • The writing on the wall lead 3 people to resign in the same week.
  • Wasn’t commited enough or “loyal” to the company, I think?

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This is a personal website, at the outskirts of the web, away from social media and publishing platforms. This website surfaces social, racial, economic traits and explores human relationships. It highlights the conditions that contribute to one's personal success or downfall. It shares stories that act as a reminder that life is messy, complex, nuanced, diverse. It aims to bring the world closer together. It reaches out to those that feel lost, lonely, inadequate and outcasts. I am with you.