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Desire for Views, Naps or Taxis May Spur Exit

April 24, 1987

WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. (AP) _ An accounting and personnel firm got some unusual answers when it went looking for reasons why top executives quit jobs.

″My office did have a window, but I didn’t like the view,″ one executive replied.

″My salary was too high, it made me uncomfortable,″ said another.

″The job was fine, but it was no place to meet men,″ said still another. ″Too many of them were bald, with bow ties, suspenders and white socks.″

The survey commission by Accountemps questioned the vice presidents and personnel directors of 100 large corporations.

Roger Preis, Accountemps’ vice president, said reasons for quitting given in the survey included wanting to write poetry on the beach, heading for the mountains for self-discovery and becoming a dog trainer.

Among others:

″They said I couldn’t take short nap breaks.″

″I got tired of driving to work and the company wouldn’t pay for taxis.″

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