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CEO 'Shamed' by Daughter Into Quitting $100M Job

Ex-Pimco chief Mohamed El-Erian says she wanted him around more

(Newser) - The former CEO at one of the world's most powerful investment firms says his daughter shamed him into quitting, Mashable reports. Mohamed El-Erian, who once ran Pimco, says he was struggling to command respect from his 10-year-old daughter at home. "I asked my daughter several times to do... More »

We All Want to Say 'F--- It.' But We Can't

Emily Gould reflects on her own memorable exit

(Newser) - "F--- it, I quit:" When reporter Charlo Greene dropped an on-air F-bomb and publicly told her employer to shove it so she could go do something she'd rather be doing, well, we've all been Charlo Greene. But particularly Emily Gould, who really did quit in... More »

Tweeting City Clerk Quits in Fiery Fashion

Kim Lehmkuhl not crying a river to leave post in Pleasant Hill, Calif.

(Newser) - The resignation of a Northern California town's city clerk generally wouldn't garner much in the way of press, but the drama surrounding Kim Lehmkuhl's exit from her Pleasant Hill post is just a wee bit outside the norm. Lehmkuhl was elected to the position in 2012, but... More »

Good News, Economy: Workers Are Quitting

'Quit rate' is highest since recovery began

(Newser) - In November, some 1.8% of the workforce, or 2.4 million people, abandoned their jobs, the Labor Department says—and though some were retiring or leaving work behind altogether, most were exiting because they wanted to find, or had already secured, new jobs. It's the highest "quit... More »

'King Joffrey': I'm Quitting Acting After Game of Thrones

Jack Gleeson says the lifestyle's not for him

(Newser) - Spoiler alert: You won't be seeing much of Jack Gleeson after he inevitably gets killed off on Game of Thrones. The actor, who plays the much-detested character King Joffrey Baratheon, says he's just not into the celebrity lifestyle, the Irish Independent reports. Acting "was always a recreation... More »

Those Who Quit Smoking Usually Gain 10 Pounds

Analysis finds higher-than-expected figure

(Newser) - Congrats on quitting smoking… but beware of cupcakes. A new study shows ex-smokers typically gain 9 to 11 pounds within 12 months of quitting, reports Medical News Today . That's higher than previous estimates, but the researchers also make it very clear: The big benefits of quitting cigarettes far outweigh... More »

Smile: People Are Quitting Their Jobs

It's a sign of economic confidence

(Newser) - February saw 2 million Americans quit their jobs—the most since November of 2008. And that's a very good sign for the rest of us, the Wall Street Journal notes. Quitting points to confidence in the economy, analysts say: If people don't think they'll be hired elsewhere,... More »

Scientists Find Connection Between Nicotine, Weight

It helps tells the brain to stop eating

(Newser) - For some smokers, the threat of weight gain is a deterrent to quitting—and now, scientists think have finally discovered the link between the two. Nicotine binds to receptors on brain cells, including those in the hypothalamus that tell your body when your belly is full, reports AP . Scientists gave... More »

7 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

Monday is tomorrow. Read this first

(Newser) - Tomorrow is Monday. And if you're dreading it—and Tuesday, and Wednesday—that might be a sign that it's time to rethink where you show up at 9am each morning. The New York Post asks career experts how to know when it's time to quit, and they... More »

Hoaxters' I-Quit-My-Job Photo Essay Goes Viral

'Jenny' exposes boss as Farmville addict

(Newser) - It's "almost certainly" a hoax, as AllThingsD explains here , but at least it's an entertaining one. The Chive has a series of photos (click here to see them) from a woman who supposedly quits her job as an office assistant via an email to co-workers in which she lays... More »

Steven Tyler Quits Aerosmith: Band

Move follows missed tour dates and apparent dissension

(Newser) - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has left the band, according to rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford and lead guitarist Joe Perry, who have suggested that they're looking for a new singer. The news comes after a disastrous summer tour in which Tyler broke his shoulder in a stage fall and canceled many... More »

Smoking Prince Harry Turns to Celeb Hypnotist

Paul McKenna has also helped Ronnie Wood, Guy Ritchie

(Newser) - Prince Harry is reading celebrity therapist Paul McKenna’s Quit Smoking Now in a bid to finally swear off cigarettes, the News of the World reports. After quitting for a year, Harry recently smoked at a friend’s wedding, and apparently got hooked again after RAF training and breaking with... More »

Cowell: Quitting Idol 'Feels Right'

Says his plan is no negotiating trick

(Newser) - Simon Cowell has three hit shows worldwide, including America’s most popular; he pulls in $36 million a year from Fox; and the success of Susan Boyle is raising the talent guru’s profile even higher. But, he tells the New York Times, he’s not backing off statements to... More »

Yahoo to Reorganize in Wake of Microsoft Bid

Company execs quit amid changes

(Newser) - Regrouping in the aftermath of Microsoft’s takeover bid, Yahoo plans to consolidate its myriad branches, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Susan Decker aims to centralize the mail, search, and home-page teams to help boost earnings and justify its rejection of Microsoft’s $47.5 billion offer; some executives... More »

Signs Point to Clinton Exit

Schedule empties out; staffers told to tally expenses

(Newser) - With the final primaries a day away, the press corps is following a trail of breadcrumbs that may lead to a quick departure by Hillary Clinton. Campaign staffers were urged to turn in all outstanding expense receipts by week’s end, the Atlantic reports. And advance staffers were told they’... More »

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