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Career Dilemma: My Boss Makes Threats When I Try To Quit!

Posted by | March 14, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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We are all looking for better jobs and to work in companies where we feel appreciated. But what happens when you cannot leave?

Peter Mutinda is a stressed job seeker who feels like a slave instead of an employee. Have a look at his story:

I applied for a job in company B and they called me for an interview. Unfortunately my boss learnt of this and went ahead to meet the CEO of the company B and tarnished my name.

On the day of the interview I was dismissed too early. The HR Manager was quite honest with me and told me that he had heard bad things about me from my current employer. It was unsuccessful and I went back feeling dejected and desperate.

My boss makes threats when I tried to quit

That is not even the half of it. The following day he called me to his office and this is what he said:

“I know you are looking for jobs elsewhere and I want to make this clear: The only time you are leaving this company is when I say so. At the moment you only work for me and I will make life hard for you is you try to leave.”

I am confused and lost. I do not want to be fired and I do not know what to do about this. Should I quit or do I report my employer who seems to know people in high places.

Please help.

What advice would you give Peter?