You’re a passionate worker with the world at your feet. At times, it’s hard to keep the passion inside and to use it positively.

There are times when an employee realizes that the system isn’t going to work out in their favour. There are times when a colleague who isn’t as qualified will get a promotion. Quite simply, there are times when the glass ceiling will smack you in the face.

It’s in these situations when you want to lash out, say your piece, and move onto new opportunities.

Moving on is fine, but burning bridges along the way is a death sentence. Here are the reasons why.

1. References

Even the best of the best don’t get a new job without a reliable reference. Employers need to know that the person they see in front of them is legit.

Far too many people lie and over-embellish their resumes to the point where they aren’t right for the role. Businesses know this and don’t want to be in a situation where they have to restart the recruitment process.

Your current/old employer might not be able to provide a bad reference, but they don’t have to say anything at all. Spiteful it may be, yet that is how the industry works.

2. Companies Bite Back

It’s tempting to think that a law firm such as Teddy, Meekins & Talbert Attorneys at Law will breeze a trial. There is no doubt that a skilful and experienced legal team gets results for employees, especially in 2017.

However, it’s important not to take a victory for granted because businesses will fight back. If a dispute escalates and ends up in court, anything can happen in front of a judge and jury.

To get the best result, it’s essential to settle things quietly and with tact. Cary Kane Legal can still help but without the fuss of a trial.

3. It’s A Small World

Yep, even a huge industry has tiny boundaries, and you never know when you will run into an old employer. Usually, it is awkward and fills the room with tension, but they are times when it gets worse.

It won’t seem likely now, yet you might need a favour in the future. If this is the case, you can kiss it goodbye because an old employer won’t help. Lots of bosses would rather see you fail than lend a hand if you left on bad terms. At least with a bridge still intact, your options are wide open.

4. The Rumour Mill

If you drag their name through the mud, your employer will do the same. It might not be in a formal manner, but that doesn’t matter in the industry. Just calling their peers and mentioning your name is enough to tarnish it forever.

And, it’s almost impossible to prove. Plus, experienced entrepreneurs have pages of contacts and can reach far and wide. Remember that excrement sticks, particularly in the world of business.

There are times when burning bridges is an option, but it’s mostly a bad idea.

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