By Kevin W. Grossman
That was our pact. The fact that if it got to the point where we literally cried at the end of the workday, it was time to leave.
That's what we did one night in December 1995. We made a pact that we'd walk away if our work worlds just became too unbearable. Which is exactly what we did – I quit six months after the pact and then my boss quit less than a year after that. Of course, it was a much different "workscape" back then; we both walked straight into new jobs.