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21 People Reveal Why They Turned Down A Promotion
People spend their entire careers working to be the best in their field. They put in the long hours in hopes that management recognizes their skills and leadership abilities that warrant multiple promotions. With a promotion comes a better job title, a respected reputation, and more money to take to the bank. However, all that glitters isn't always gold and sometimes the right offer isn't always worthy of your acceptance. The following secrets come from people who turned down a promotion and while you may be surprised that someone would turn down a good opportunity, you may find yourself relating to their reasons for doing so more than you thought.

Avoid conflicts of interest.

1
I turned down a promotion so I could continue sleeping with several of the girls in the office...

Happiness > Money

2
I just turned down a job promotion. I realized that yes, it's more money. But it wouldn't make me nearly as happy as I am with the job I have now. I found its worth it to be happy.

Family always comes first.

3
Today I turned down promotion and more money at work to stay home and care for son who has type 1 diabetes.

So many regrets.

4
My boss offered me a promotion. I turned it down because I honestly don't think I can do it. I just wrote a paycheck for the person who got that promotion instead, now I hate myself.

Not all change is bad.

5
Had to turn down a promotion at work. I fear and run away from  change and there's already too much change in my non work life.

Taking a step back isn't always a bad thing.

6
I'm stepping down from a major promotion I took a few months ago. I hate the politics, hours & people. 
Going back to less money but where I'm happy & appreciated.
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