Just when you thought the 'great resignation' was over...
A new report that was released last week, shows that nearly a quarter of all workers plan to quit their jobs in 2022. This, after a record 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in November.
"There are definitely signs that the great resignation is going to continue, people are saying they are going to be leaving their jobs in the next year" said Joshua Evans, work-place expert, and the president of Culture Consulting Associates, "We're also seeing that a lot of people are not going back to the traditional jobs that are out there. You wonder how people can be quitting their jobs? And how can they make ends meet?"
That is the big question. Who are these people? And where are they quitting from?
"It's across the board, I think a lot of people feel disenfranchised, and they want an excuse to walk away from their work, and then reset themselves and figure out what they really want to do when they grow up."
The report found that most of the 'quits' are coming from the food, retail, and hospitality industries. So how do these people survive? And how will they be able to retire?
"I think that a lot of people have saved up money that they can feed off of for awhile" Evans says, "But sooner or later, people are going to have to come back, I think we're going to see a huge influx of people realizing they didn't have enough money to retire, or they don't have enough money to sustain the lifestyle that they're used to, especially with the inflation the way it is."
Some people have opted to retire early, while others just don't want to work.
The 'great resignation' continues in 2022.