The Great Resignation is becoming a “great midlife crisis”

Great Resignation

The Great Resignation appears now to be driven by the GenX search for meaning (not that the term “GenX” is used in this article, continuing the standard cultural erasure): expect this to be a significant part in green job switches in coming years:

With prices soaring and analysts predicting a recession on the horizon, it might not seem like the best time to quit your job. But that’s not keeping American workers, especially older, more tenured ones, from doing so.

Higher-paid workers are increasingly quitting their jobs, as the Great Resignation — also known as the Great Reshuffle — enters its second year. Earlier in the pandemic, the trend was led by younger, less-tenured workers in low-paying industries like retail, food service, and health care. Now, the main growth in quit rates is coming from older, more tenured workers in higher-paid industries like finance, tech, and other knowledge worker fields, according to data from two separate human resources and analytics companies. These workers say they are searching for less tangible benefits like meaning and flexibility. Read the full article on Vox.

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