Cubicle Confidential

It's Time to Go...

November 14, 2023 Mary Abbajay & Chris DeSantis Season 3 Episode 122
Cubicle Confidential
It's Time to Go...
Show Notes

Decisions, decisions!

This week, our listeners are trying to decide if they (or others) should stay in their jobs or move on to greener pastures… 

Tune in to hear Mary and Chris’ advice on retirement, switching jobs, and making other big career choices (for yourself and others!)

A Few Cards Shy of A Full Deck in Denver has spent 45 years at the same company--working their way up from the mailroom to the C-suite. They now find themselves at a crossroads – either retire or continue to work as a contract employee. They don’t need the money, so they could easily retire but they can’t picture themselves sitting around. If they stay, they’d report to a former direct report who isn’t the sharpest tack in the box. Can they tell the powers that be that this project manager shouldn’t be managing at all?

A Curtain Call in California works in HR and has the unwelcome task of talking to senior partners about retiring. They don’t have a formal retirement age, so some partners stay way past their expiration date. Their contributions have been declining and they cause angst in the other partners. How do they go about having this difficult conversation?

Painted Into a Corner in Houston’s father started their paint business nearly 53 years ago and it has grown into a seven-store chain. Now, it’s being run by second and third-generation family members but their father still comes in every day. If he doesn’t like what’s going on in a store, he’ll grab the employees and make them do things the way he thinks they should be done. Our listener is supposed to confront his Dad about this, but it’s still his business. Is there any way they can get Dad to see things differently?

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