The Great Resignation: Why Millions Of Workers Are Quitting

Americans are leaving their jobs in droves. In August 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs. While some people have left the workforce entirely, job security and better pay are top concerns for others. Dubbed "The Great Resignation", the exodus of workers has created hiring challenges for companies and left millions of jobs unfilled. More than half of U.S. workers surveyed said they plan to look for a new job in the coming year, according to Bankrate's August jobseeker survey. Some 56% of respondents said adjustable working hours and remote work were a priority. Working women have faced an additional burden, juggling childcare duties, virtual schooling and their careers. So, what does the realignment of the workforce mean for employees and businesses? And what steps should you take before quitting your job?
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The Great Resignation: Why Millions Of Workers Are Quitting

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  • The media’s narrative is that there is a shortage of workers. There is no shortage of workers. There is a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers what they’re actually worth

    J. HunJ. HunVor 3 Stunden
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    Best cryptocurrencyBest cryptocurrencyVor 8 Stunden
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      Ahmad SalihuAhmad SalihuVor 8 Stunden
  • So start your own business

    PlutarchPlutarchVor 10 Stunden
  • Legit a soldier going through basic training gets treated with better respect by his drill Sgt. than somebody working in fast food gets by customers and managers. I remember signing up for the army and while talking to the soldiers, one person asked about the stereotype of boot camp in movies of yelling, pushups, abuse, etc. The soldier said you just get used to it, I guess. I said I'm used to it from macdonalds and the soldier looked at me and said: "Honestly. I couldn't do that job, mate."

    WarhammeredWarhammeredVor 14 Stunden
  • News flash: most employers are assholes. Doesn't matter if you're working at McDonald's or have a cushy white collar job. You ultimately go to work to make money, not friends. If you're boss is so toxic that you can't effectively work, then find another job. As for wages, once again find a better job. You know what happens when a company, especially customer service jobs, "raises wages"? They just simply raise the price of their goods, cut your hours or scale back your benefits. It's the nature of the beast; places like McDonald's are meant to have high turnover because it's a low skill job practically anyone can do. If you're counting on non-corporate McDonald's to be your career, you failed at life.

    Jack CarrawayJack CarrawayVor 17 Stunden
  • At the end of the day the more you ask for the more companies are just going to go into robotics. Robots cost less, cheaper to maintain, work 24/7, don't complain, don't take breaks, don't lie, don't harass or sue, and don't require any benefits. A companies entire purpose is to generate profit. They hire employees to do a job so the company can turn that work into progress. You might think you are high valued because you do the heavy lifting, you pull the lever, you do what you are told, but you are at the bottom because you lack the training, the skill, the talent, the vision that makes the company grow. You might think, "Without me they'll get nothing." I mean that's true in a sense that if no one worked the company couldn't make money. Yet at the same time, how the company works, how their systems and designs work that you just run back and fourth doing, was their ideas. It was something they had to create. Just like Fed Ex created a system to deliver packages that was cheaper and more efficient. Just because you are loading them into the back of the truck doesn't mean you are the driving force behind the idea, because left alone could you recreate what Fed has done? The logistics, the risk, the design, the planning involved? It might blow your minds that when a CEO gets hired they have to deal with all of this. Plenty of companies make pour decisions, or don't think far ahead, don't develop with the changing times, the technology, and are using paper in a paperless world in 2021 because they never upgraded and suddenly the fall behind. Yet there are some CEO's that understand the current and future markets and steer the company that way by appealing to their customer base, figure out how they tick, what they want, making good advertising, creating a product that fits their needs and interests, and finding ways to produce it cheaper, more efficiently or even better quality. You can't just do that without real vision. That's why some CEO's get paid millions, because they use their skills, talents, and vision to create prosperity for a company that generates billions in a single year. While you might be at the top of your game, might work hard, and come in on time, you might generate a few extra thousand dollars for the company because of your work ethic. I mean if everyone was a clone of that employee the company would see millions more, but a lot of it is by design and logistics and controls put in place that allow a company to thrive. Granted at the same time part of the vision of any company is to see their workers are paid well, trained well, and provided benefits that keep their moral high and spirits high to continue working for them. However those people are generally the skilled workers whom they don't want to lose to competing companies. When you are just at the very bottom, the grunt worker, with nothing to offer than a warm body that can move, you honestly don't have anything that millions of others could do. There are a supply of people and a demand of work. Not saying there aren't jobs that are total trash, completely underpay people for their efforts, expect lots of OT, have little to no training, poor management and the rest. I agree these jobs are total trash. I think waitresses and waiters should get paid a lot more, but I also think the tipping requirement is pretty abysmal. It's just a way for the employer to put the responsibility on the customer to pay the wages of their employees while still generating profits. It's so stupid. I avoided fast food and retail my entire life and never got any job doing it. I picked jobs where interactions with people was limited at best, with both the public and the other employees. I find that 99% of what makes jobs miserable is the other people in it. You always have customers who think they are royalty and demand the silver spoon. Then you got the employees who are just surviving and doing below minimal work while complaining about their work. 15 minute breaks becoming 25, 30 minute lunches turning into 50. 3 minute bathroom breaks turning in 20 minutes, smoking for 15% of the work day, a task that requires 3-5 minutes turns into 20 because they are on the phone. It's not everyone but anyone who has worked this low end jobs has literally worked with people like this every time. All it does is creates more work for you. Since they are scum of the Earth they find a way to get away with it and stick the blame on everyone but themselves. It's why I moved away from jobs like that and learned a skill so I could be more desirable to an employer, get better paying jobs, benefits, and work in a place I enjoy instead of hate. To do this you have to put a lot of work into yourself, a lot of risk meaning you might have to pay tons towards a real college degree and put effort into that. If you go to college and thinking hooking up and partying is what it's about. You are just extending your high school career by another 4 years and then you will be saddled with debt, living with your parents, and in total misery as you struggle to work some trash job because you are desperate to pay off student loans while still clueless about how to manage your finances. You will have loads of credit card debt, probably an alcoholic because of your college days, and smoke 2 packs a day because you found you can take more breaks because of it because you hate your life and your work. If you cannot invest in yourself, you cannot expect an employer to do it. Just like if you cannot love yourself, how can you expect someone to love you? Anyways, good luck with finding a job, doesn't matter what they do, even if they raise minimum wage and give benefits, you will still be at the bottom, find a way to climb out of that perpetual hell hole and get on with a better lifestyle. I had one person when I was in college say, "Man this is why I work at Wendy's because I am not smart enough to go to college." You don't need to be smart to go to college, it's why you go to college, to get the skills and training. If I was smart enough, I wouldn't need college and would just create my own concepts, but I'm no Elon Musk. (Just don't chase that useless art degree.)

    WintercourseWintercourseVor 18 Stunden
  • This should go on r/Anti-work

    JackJackVor 20 Stunden
  • Girl went from being a bartender to working at a harbor driving lifts???? I really wish i could move to America, if u think that is slavery you should see sweden

    Diako Ali KaremDiako Ali KaremVor 20 Stunden
  • I've worked for so many bad managers with less job experiemce than me. They are given these management roles they are not qualified for. Nobody needs their money, and we realized we dont need their crappy jobs to survive.

    M AM AVor Tag
  • PLAN of International Politicians & Media= Spread fake news of Great Resignation in world and achieve their pre-planned things.... otherwise who cares about the simple term coined by some Mr.Antony Klots😏... resignation is daily activity in every company, it was always Great Resignation for every employee individually since centuries...If you are really smart you won't believe this concept.

    vaibhav salvivaibhav salviVor Tag
  • great video….i really enjoyed the information and perspective

    Joe HolcombJoe HolcombVor Tag
  • The minimum wage jobs just aren't cutting it either, given various costs. Doesn't take a genius to realize that survival depends on making more.

    perfectionboxperfectionboxVor Tag
  • Welcome to the Rat race world!

    Allan DalanginAllan DalanginVor Tag
  • If you ever wanted a chance to level up and get a better paying job......now's the time. Better try to get into a more senior position now because in 5 years....... many of these people are gonna come crawling back.... begging for their old jobs back.

    Jonathan WatanabeJonathan WatanabeVor Tag
  • Managers don't respect good employees.

    Ajene' BabbAjene' BabbVor Tag
  • Keep quitting, this country is not worth your life.

    Midnight ChroniclesMidnight ChroniclesVor Tag
  • Workers did not quit their jobs, they quit jobs that became zero-visibility jobs, combined with low wages, workers naturally sought out work that could sustain them longer than the day to day insecurity of brought on by the pandemic.

    Yussef LaslamiYussef LaslamiVor Tag
  • People want decent jobs. End of putting up with untrained supervisors. Poor pay. Poor benefits. Poor loyalty from buisness. Poor hiring practices. Physical abuse all day standing or walking. No advancement opportunities.

    Jack SteproJack SteproVor 2 Tage
  • If my manager doesn't show up tomorrow I'll get twice as much done with half the aggravation, if I don't show up tomorrow? Well let's just say my manager will have quite a different day.

    cityblewscityblewsVor 2 Tage
    • Same thing with me on my previous jobs. When i didnt have management over my shoulder, i actually got a lot of work done & with relative ease. I dont work well with folks keeping an eye on me constantly because they're basically saying they don't trust me.

      whoo elsewhoo elseVor Tag
  • YOU MIGHT CALL THIS SOME FORM OF MIDLIFE CRISIS BUT TOO LONG THE ULTRA-WEALTHY HAVE NOT GIVEN BACK. AND IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE AS PEOPLE LIKE MUSK BORN IN SOUTH AFRICA POSSIBLY TWO GERMAN NAZI ESCAPEES MY FATHER ALWAYS SAID BEWARE OF THE INTERNATIONALIST THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT OUR HAVE ANY FEELINGS FOR ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES AND EVEN IF HE'S NOT TO SEND IT NAZIS HE IS OBVIOUSLY A NARCISSIST AND WHETHER HE IS A PSYCHOPATH OR SOCIOPATH ON TOP OF THATHE DOESN'T CARE IF HE CREATES MORE HOMELESSNESS. THESE PEOPLE ARE STUPID THEY'RE NOT LIKE HENRY FORD WHO REALIZE YOU NEEDED TO PAY HIS WORKERS AND HAVE OTHER PEOPLE GET PAID WELL SO THEY CAN AFFORD TO BUY HIS CARS 😂😅

    David GrenisDavid GrenisVor 2 Tage
  • They don't understand business think it's about giving more money. People want more time.

    supersonic118 boisupersonic118 boiVor 2 Tage
  • 4 day week should be enacted! We need to live the only life we're ever gonna get.

    Claudio MirandaClaudio MirandaVor 2 Tage
  • The thing I don’t understand is that this has always been a problem so why people now complaining and where do they get the money to support themselves, am so poor I have no choice but to work these jobs I don’t get the luxury of quitting it’s hard to find a new better job atleast here in Florida it is

    Solayre RiveraSolayre RiveraVor 2 Tage
  • Keep in mind that there's other countries where the people there see videos of people in America and see how fat, lazy and "carefree" we are and hate Americans because they are suffering and starving. Now they're seeing us QUITTING OUR JOBS and we are crying and complaining about jobs they'd be lucky to even HAVE. This shows other countries how selfish Americans are. To those people who are mad about this comment, 300+ pound chocolate eating fat guy quits his job because he doesn't like it takes up eating on his couch watching TV vs 90 pound foreign person who is starving, his family's starving, he has no job because there are none, no tv, not even a house but a hut. See why they already see Americans this way? Now were ALL quitting work because it's becoming a " trend"??? Wtf America?!

    St MSt MVor 2 Tage
  • I quit

    SuperTopCatSuperTopCatVor 2 Tage
  • How much are unemployment benefits?

    Samuel MidziSamuel MidziVor 3 Tage
  • Its just a reassertment of the daily treatment of the value if life on this planet . Employment is important but obviously, they can fire you at any minute so, why not clear your head and save your sanity .

    ifiknewthen13ifiknewthen13Vor 3 Tage
  • They dont know what mistake are they doing... These jobs will be taken by the needy.. Within an year the people who left jobs go bankrupt or economically weak and it would be very late.... Same people who resigned in 2021 will repent in 2022.

    Santosh KumarSantosh KumarVor 3 Tage
  • Sad that people can't even afford to live. Yet Jeff bezos can go to space 🤔

    michael Holleymichael HolleyVor 3 Tage
  • The opposite of love isnt hate. Its fear.

    Matt BradleyMatt BradleyVor 3 Tage
  • Life is short you should enjoy what you do for a living wage.

    Donna SubotnikDonna SubotnikVor 3 Tage
  • Predatory capitalism. It has run its course. Too bad many developing countries seem obsessed in following this example of development.

    Shyam ChabraShyam ChabraVor 3 Tage
  • People, are you tired of your job? Stop caring about money. Realize how much of it you just throw to waste for temporary amusement. Learn how to make money while saving time. Learn how to invest and diversify your capital. Unfortunately we live under a financial system that incentivizes fast consumption and no saving and debt. Try not to fall into that trap by being greedy. Remember there are more important things in life. As long as you can eat and have a roof over your head, money is not really an issue. People are more important. Doing something you like and not being stressed 9 hours a day for 20 years, is more important. Taking care of your health and body and not fall victim to Big Pharma. No need to have a capitalist rich white dude mentality of owning everything and being the best. just remember life is one and it can be way better than you imagine if you just use your time correctly

    FrancescoFrancescoVor 3 Tage
    • So be depressed and only focus on money. Okay.

      Night SlasherNight SlasherVor 2 Tage
  • 2:00 “if you’re not working you’re not making money” honey that’s every job

    Alex McDonaldAlex McDonaldVor 3 Tage
  • On the flipside....Why are so many people looking for jobs though and can't find them?????? I know plenty of people applying to jobs they find online and not hearing anything.

    JennaJennaVor 3 Tage
  • They don't really care about us, they care only about profits.

    Dean MassrerDean MassrerVor 3 Tage
  • Every Profession is Different as with Every Employer. Being a New Employee you will have little weight with your New Employer and New Co-Workers. Trust and Loyalty is built with time and trials. The “Great Resignation” benefits those who keep their jobs and maintained their professional network. This cross-industry unspoken labor “union”. Only Hurts real unions. With prices of basic materials and goods rising… The “Great Resignation” to a “better” job is a facade. Welcome to global competition.

    ThreadThreadVor 3 Tage
  • Many Americans were able to think during the pandemic. They figured out the job, especially in America, is the modern version of the slave plantations of the antebellum period. The employer is the beneficent slave master who is expected to take care of all of our needs. This new world order is Karma for a population that endorsed 400 years of slavery in America with no recompense

    The 5-Star ReviewThe 5-Star ReviewVor 3 Tage
  • Refrigeration £04.50 p/h before Tax. I use to (Live to Work) for too many years & was never able to tip the balance to (Work to Live), then I got "laid off." 😒

    Rikshaw223 Rikshaw223Rikshaw223 Rikshaw223Vor 3 Tage
  • Why work when you can live off welfare? Only stupid people work and pay taxes

    Sniper DolphinSniper DolphinVor 3 Tage
  • I think a lot of factors have to be evaluated in order to get a conclusion of why people does not want to go to work: -Anxiety and depression (huge obstacle right now) -Government helping financially -Student loans payments on hold -Fear of the virus (people are living of credit cards, we will see the impact of this in the next few years -People finding new ways to make money -Schools closing (one parent forced to stay home)

    naguidanaguidaVor 3 Tage
  • Offer low cost child care for parents enforce that both men and women share in caring roles! The form of micro aggression on women to conform to outgrown family values needs to be seen for what it is. Do we need the government to intervene like the women of Iceland did?! Where are the fathers/partners? Where are the American Family Values?

    Rare BloomRare BloomVor 3 Tage
  • I truly hope the U.S gets a job revolution. This is way past time that it happens

    Edgelord of Edginess the EdgethEdgelord of Edginess the EdgethVor 3 Tage
  • OK BUT WHO IS TAKING THESE SURVEYS? 55% THIS AND 56% THAT, LIKE WHERE SRE YOU GETTING THESE PERCENTAGES? LITERALLY NO ONE, ESPECIALLY 50% OF THE POPULATION IS TAKING NEWS SURVEYS ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS 😂😂 WE'RE ALL JUST TRYING TO GET THRU THE DAY

    Marina DuranMarina DuranVor 3 Tage
  • Sadly in Portugal independent of you getting off your job for a new job the minimum wage is 665€ ,the renting houses are in 400 to 600€...no more words.

    Alex showAlex showVor 3 Tage
  • You all can show your balls and be an owner! See how much work it is. If not shut up and go to work .

    gilbert amthorgilbert amthorVor 3 Tage
  • You are just lazy Americans that just want to use unemployment benefits

    Mark1Mark1Vor 3 Tage
  • Not to worry because your slave masters of the universe are currently importing millions upon millions of slaves from every corner of the globe to replace us. Just one big corporate plantation filled with frightened, obedient slaves. The “Build Back Better” global business model and the “Great Reset” is well underway. The “Great Awakening” is also upon us as this thread would suggest. DE-visions is a part of the “Great Reset”.

    Robert HortonRobert HortonVor 3 Tage
  • Worker: we need a livable minimum wage Bosses: if you want better pay, get a better job Workers: ok Bosses: (crying) no one wants to work

    89five3five89five3fiveVor 3 Tage
  • What is logical and fare is Minimum wage for all states increased by 2$ Any full time employee gets vacation time Sick days and options for insurance! These term are for major corporations Walmart HEB Amazon ECT Restaurants can have private payouts Or could have a hourly choice. But no tips Hey it's thought and a solution. The only people I have a issue with are Loers Who having multiple kids! While working fastfood or a low paying job! That's on you!

    The Logical ManThe Logical ManVor 3 Tage
  • In my opinion and personal experience, the changes in the marijuana laws has now offered people who are recreational pot smokers can look for a better job and aren't trapped in a dead end job. I talked to a woman recently that got a new job because she's doesn't have to worry about drug tests.

    Tom ChrisfieldTom ChrisfieldVor 3 Tage
  • For long time people have been treated as tools. Boss could use and abuse them and throw away when not needed anymore. COVID shown that those people who were till now treated like that can do something else (maybe start own small business?) and now lot of companies are "surprised" employee is no longer a tool to earn money. Surprisingly positive effect of pandemic.

    Tomasz BudnikTomasz BudnikVor 4 Tage
  • Get an even playing field and give people independence, just requires standing up to big business: guaranteed paid vacation, family leave, maximum working hours, universal healthcare, unemployment protection etc

    Christian KChristian KVor 4 Tage
  • I recommend the channel of „Joshua Fluke“. As a German I wish America a restart. Role model Scandinavia is great.

    Max PowerMax PowerVor 4 Tage
  • The job market in california is so disgusting… You have to bust your ass at work for money that will barely pay rent or not even be able to pay it at all.

    bennettbennettVor 4 Tage
  • Do these corporations know what being a human is? Why not abolish exploitation once and for all?

    Edie MontoyaEdie MontoyaVor 4 Tage
  • Vaccine mandate are the reason why people are quitting,it’s sucks and the wages are low they don’t wanna give a good life to people, they are only taking the people that they like.

    John JJohn JVor 4 Tage
  • I never lost my job, I had an essential job. Nothing in my life has changed. I still have bills to pay. It may be nice to not have to work but I'm not rich. Now till August, people were paid to not work. How can folks afford it now not working?

    Ariakan AAriakan AVor 4 Tage
  • Good ole' America! America is not the land of the Free, its the land of the GREED! America is a business not a society. Everything in America is driven by profit including healthcare...Most companies here could give two bumps about their employees. It's so egregious. Not like this in most European countries...

    julie shelleyjulie shelleyVor 4 Tage
  • Instead of giving starting high pay and added incentives to new highers.. Companies should be giving those to the people who are still working there

    Eternaldarkness3166Eternaldarkness3166Vor 4 Tage
  • Pandemic situation force a lot of people, to pivot their life in how to provide to their families. With no help from Credit cards companies during COVID, with unemployed situation, no income in 6 month and start receive in on 2021. During no employments available, I did what a lot of people did. Learn, certified and start a new job. We are in a new fase of working, negotiation and offers. No more tradicional jobs. We are the work force, we move this economy.

    JAVIER GIRALDEZJAVIER GIRALDEZVor 4 Tage
  • Lol try having a job crafting meeting with a retail store manager. They will craft you right out of the store.

    Draco RossoDraco RossoVor 4 Tage
  • Because it’s easier to be rob jewelry stores in San Fran.. duh..

    Park ZhouPark ZhouVor 4 Tage
  • I too left, and now I spend most of my time on DE-visions, but I’m making videos so one day it will pay off, and I’m happy so thats all that matters!

    Bren GonzalezBren GonzalezVor 4 Tage
  • This isn't framed correctly, not too many in the six figure class are leaving their six figure jobs. At the bottom rung, are the lower class minions slowly realizing they dont want a minimum wage career, I would argue yes there has been something of an awakening.

    Donald DonaldDonald DonaldVor 4 Tage
  • Tired of mistreatment is definitely an answer.

    St DavisSt DavisVor 4 Tage
  • I'm tired of being disrespected and exploited by every employer.

    Lazarus BlackwellLazarus BlackwellVor 4 Tage
  • Just leave your bad job without a 2 weeks notice. If we all do it, employers have to do work with it.

    R MusicR MusicVor 4 Tage
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