CHAPTER 2

Myth: It’s All About the Benjamins

Understanding What Really Drives Turnover Decisions

Benjamin is troubled. Generally speaking, he likes working for the organization, but lately he’s been feeling like his boss doesn’t really appreciate him. Because of this, he is worried about his opportunities for advancement. Benjamin decides to start looking for other possible jobs. He currently makes $40,000 per year; thus, his job search only targets opportunities that make $40,000 or more. He would have to be REALLY unhappy to consider taking a pay cut! After a few months of searching, Benjamin finds another opportunity that pays $46,000 per year. After weighing the pros and cons of staying or leaving, he decides to take the new job. When his ...

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