I've had enough but I'm scared to quit. Just when I think the latest round of layoffs is going to help me make up my mind, I rationalize it as being over and done with and now I can relax for a while, no need to worry. Then another round happens sooner than expected and rinse and repeat. I'd love to know how do people who've quit came to that decision. Staples is bad, but starting from scratch? It seems like a scarier prospect to me.
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It’s not from scratch, this is your opportunity to use the skills and experience gained to secure a job that values you as an employee
I have been through it, after 13 years at Staples. You should remember that Staples is still a respected name in the market, so believe in yourself and that your experience will be valued. It is just a matter of finding the right fit somewhere else.
Don’t be scared. You won’t be starting from scratch as you have years of experience I’m assuming. Trust me, get out while you can and the job market is hot. Best decision I made and so thankful everyday to not be a part of the blood baths, negativity, horrendous management and much more. You deserve so much more than Staples will ever give you which are the end of the day will be walking papers at some point. All they care about is making their money at the cost of others.
Ask yourself if you can picture being in your position for the next 5 years or the next 10. Chances are if your answer is no, it's time to take the leap. Fear kept my in my position way too long. Is the grass greener on the other side? Maybe, maybe not. But, these constant blood baths at Staples doesn't leave much to stick around for.
I spoke with career and life coaches, mentors, and friends. The first person you have to believe in is yourself. You are better than what Staples has to now offer and your value is greater than the way they have decided to run a very poorly managed company. The sale is likely imminent so maybe things will get better when the greedy investment partners loosen their cuff links but that is a risk. Look at who got promoted as well after this round of layoffs. See anything familiar? Same people getting promoted into different roles. For a company that is struggling, why move the same pieces of the puzzle into different roles when their overall track record is like that of a .500 football team? Give yourself a little credit and at least test your value.
Make 100% of your time about finding a new job. If you quit without a job, you will not qualify for unemployment or any other assistance. Staples does not care about you, so starting today stop caring about Staples and focus on the next job. The cr---y execs at Staples such as JH will put your name on a cut list while Christmas shopping for their own family.