|You’re fed up with your job and are finally going to let your manager know it: “Fix this, or I’m leaving.”
It doesn’t really matter what “this” is — pay, workload, or lack of upward mobility. Either way, you’ve given your manager an ultimatum.
And according to Chris Williams, a former VP of HR at Microsoft, that’s a big mistake. Threatening to leave rarely ends in the worker’s favor.
In a bid to keep up with the never-ending stream of workplace trends, let’s call this one “thruitting.” (Yes, it needs some work, but you get the idea.)
You may feel empowered to take such an approach after the success of other worker-led trends. And with unemployment sitting at just 3.8%, the job market remains strong.
But the power is reverting to the employer. Case in point: companies’ unflinching efforts to get workers back in the office.
Even employees at tech companies, long considered an ideal workplace, are feeling bummed.
Regardless of your beef with your current gig, threatening to leave is probably not your best move. At best, you’ll limit future opportunities at the company; at worst, you might be shown the door, Williams warns.