The Great Resignation

Let’s talk about the Great Resignation – the phenomonen that is currently happening where everyone is just deciding to quit their jobs.

I’ve been thinking about this phenomenon for a while because I find it kind of inspiring. I don’t mind the shortage in fast food workers, retail employees, or the fact that I’ve been taking on 2 job responsibilities all summer. Because I truly think that people deserve better and should advocate for themselves. If they are unhappy in a job and have the means, then they SHOULD quit.

I’ve never really had the guts to do anything like that. Even after I got laid off and told myself I’d take some time to relax, I panic-applied to over 100 positions.

When I first experienced negativity in the workplace, I was baffled by the way that some people choose to speak to their coworkers. It felt very high school to me to have passive aggressive email conversations, loop in people’s bosses to tattle on them, and refuse to really have any sort of responsibility for anything.

Yet, it’s something everyone in any workplace goes through every single day. We are currently living through a pandemic where people are dying, people are sick, and a lot of people are being selfish and refusing to help the situation. That, alongside the current political climate, is EXHAUSTING.

How much can people really take? I 100% back everyone who has decided to leave their jobs because the workforce is long overdue for a hard look at how they treat their employees and how burnout affects the average individual.

8 thoughts on “The Great Resignation

  1. Great speech… I’m glad you had the courage to post that and I for one am grateful because I am currently going through a transition myself trying to start something new fresh rewarding just to have a peace of mind

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  2. Oh yeah, staying in toxic workplaces isn’t worth it. But I guess it also depends on the culture people grow up in. For example, in China, there’s this 996 working culture, where you work from 9 to 9, 6 days a week.

    I wouldn’t be able to handle living with such an arrangement, but for them, it’s just the way things are.

    Anyway, thanks for this post!

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