Have you ever done an Exit Interview?

by Scully 15 Replies latest jw friends

  • jeanniebeanz

    Exit interviews are an excellent tool if used properly and taken seriously by management, even in the case of a termination.

    I have performed literally hundreds of exit interviews. They give the employee a chance to make their last contribution to the company and their buddies, and many value the ability to have their say at a time when it does not matter anymore, to them at least.

    Exit interviews help identify positions, managers and departments that are in need of assistance. They help to identify problems but also areas where the company is doing well.

    Setting up a tracking system plugged into a good graphing tool provides 'show me' data to executives who would not have a clue as to what the raw data meant.

    I love em.


  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    In my last job I demanded to have an exit interview after I left. It wound up being with the sponsoring agency that gave them most of their money. The manager was put on leave for a year while they did an audit which took months. Last I heard they were not going to give her the job back at the end of the audit. Seems they found out all the things I said were true and yes I was the whistle-blower. When a manager acts fraudulently at the expence of the people who need the help the most it is just inexcusable.

  • TMS


    The exit interview concept would extraordinarily revealing to the GB, but, of course, they would never implement such interviews. They already know why we left:

    1. We were not "of their sort".

    2. We succumbed to "the desires of the flesh".

    3. We lacked humility.

    4. We are not a true "sheep".

    5. We are unrepentant.

    6. We did not love Jehovah.


  • Finally-Free

    When I left a couple of companies a few years ago exit interviews were conducted. In both cases the companies wanted something from me - to sign a paper (non-competition, confidentiality, etc). In both cases I refused. The companies weren't offering me anything beyond what is legally required, so there was no advantage to me at all to sign such a document. There is no law that requires me to sign such a document, but in many companies it is a standard practice. Bottom line - I don't sign anything for free.


  • jeanniebeanz

    You're pretty smart for a bird! :)

  • Mary
    Imagine what the WTS would find out if they took the time to conduct exit interviews with all of us who quit the JWs? Do they even want to know why we stopped going to meetings?

    Scully, I said something along these lines to an elder once after he delivered a talk telling us all what slackers we were and how unappreciative we all were because everyone was missing soooooo many meetings. I asked why they didn't ASK us why we were missing so many meetings, instead of TELLING us. After all, they're not psychic right? How do they know why so many stop going?

    I suspect it's because they're afraid of what the answers would be. I know of those who have told their elders that there's no scriptural requirement for 5 meetings a week, or for turning in a field service report every month and that's why they miss so many meetings. One brother suggested that perhaps Bethel needs to rethink their demands on us instead of automatically jumping to the conclusion that we all hate Jehovah, as to one of the reasons why so many are leaving or just slacking off. The elders are left speechless when this happens because they have no answers.

    In one sense I feel sorry for the elders. The GB blames the elders for low meeting attendance and they'll tell them this in Elder School. If your congregation has crappy attendance, it's not the Organization's fault, it's the fault of the local elders. While this might be true in some cases, overall, it's the Organization's fault as a whole as to why everything is crumbling.

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