By now, we’ve all seen the video of KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene quitting her job in quite a spectacular fashion. I can’t judge what she did, but I can offer some thoughts on why you might not want to follow suit when you leave your job.
Although Greene said she is leaving journalism to run a new advocacy group, life is strange and you never know where you’ll end up, so you should NEVER burn a bridge, no matter how tempting it is. She decided to go nuclear. How many news directors do you think would consider hiring her if she chose to get back into the news game after this stunt? You have to not only think of the people in immediate circles, but their networks too. I’m not in broadcast, but I have some really great folks in my network who are.
Finally, you never know when you might go back to a same job (I’ve done that three times in my career) or an old boss pops up at a new job. People remember how you start and how you finish, so remember that when you’ve decided it’s time to go.
Please feel free to email me your career questions at AuntBenet AT Gmail DOT com.