Why are people quitting their jobs now of all times...?

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  1. Dan Barfield profile image80
    Dan Barfieldposted 8 years ago

    Why are people quitting their jobs now of all times...?

    A recent statistic from polls showed that even in these hard economic times, more people are quitting their jobs than ever before. Why?


  2. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 8 years ago

    Well, if people are not happy about their jobs rather than be stressed they will quit. People quit their jobs because they got reasons to quit. Some people find that the job they applied for in the first place was not good as expected and maybe not paying enough for the person to stay and pay his or her bills especially nowadays when times are hard.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Most people HATE/DISLIKE their jobs. They prefer to lead a life of desperation, waiting for their retirement and complaining instead of becoming proactive in their job/career life. They were inculcated with the premise to stick it OUT.

  3. Swinter12 profile image64
    Swinter12posted 8 years ago

    Though, these are hard economical times, the reccession has oficially passed. So, for those quitting their jobs, I believe they believe they have prospects for getting better jobs.

    Also, many of the baby boomers are reaching that age, where they can no longer prolong their presence in the workforce or they genuinely feel the need to retire, to rest.

    Moreover, the economical crisis has been going on for so long that people are starting to realize if they hold off changing jobs, careers or taking a risk for too long, they aren´t going to be able to ever do what they truly want. At least, that is what I´m perceiving. People are more willing to take risks and less tolerant of being stuck in underpaying jobs.

    That is just my take on the situation.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, smart people are doing something instead of complaining about being in toxic jobs!

  4. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 8 years ago

    I totally agree with Swintzer12. She hit the nail of my situation on the head. I "semi-retired" last year on a wing and a prayer to expand my business. Being too young to collect pension, it was risky but I knew it was time. Aspects of the job were highly stressful and I made the decision to leave after 22 years. It's the best move I ever made in my career. Business is good. Thanks be to God.

    1. Dan Barfield profile image80
      Dan Barfieldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad things turned out well for you! Godbless smile

  5. alancaster149 profile image80
    alancaster149posted 8 years ago

    There's a bit of the 'Lemming' in everybody, you know, 'Let's chuck ourselves off a cliff and see what happens'.
    Aside from being left in a bit of a squash, that's about it. There are some who say 'Bo**ocks to the economy!' I did it four years early. Left work, full stop. No more bosses and then after a few months - no more cash. I'd signed on and got Jobseeker's Allowance for a while until some character - the boss at the Jobcentre - decided we had too much money between us, the wife and I. Good job I had some PPI (payment protection insurance) repayments come in or it would've been bread and water. Jobs? I hardly had any replies to the hundreds of applications I made by post or through agencies. Some get lucky... if their faces fit!
    I get my state pension now, and a trickle from Amazon, my publishers and Hub-pages...
    Anybody want to buy the film rights to 'RAVENFEAST'?

    1. Dan Barfield profile image80
      Dan Barfieldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lemmings eh? It's good to get out of the rat race I think... Give me 5 years and I'll be running a retreat centre on the coast somewhere with my wife. I look forward to taking a step away from all the nonsense.

  6. Rosana Modugno profile image70
    Rosana Modugnoposted 8 years ago

    I'll tell you why I did it;  to start my own business but when that didn't work out, I looked for a new career in Real Estate. 

    The attraction of being your own boss, controlling your financial future and income is tempting and for most, profitable.  It's risky business but worth it in the end.

  7. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 8 years ago


    The reason is job dissatisfaction.  Studies have endlessly shown that the majority of people loathe and hate their jobs.  They attend to their jobs in quiet and utter desperation.  They see work as a necessary evil and as a means to pay the rent and other bills in addition to putting food on the table and a roof over their heads.  This is a constant refrain from working people everywhere.   They hate their jobs but they endure as they do not see no other recourse. 

    Many people feel as if they are enslaved by their jobs.  People have been indoctrinated from childhood that work is  WORK.  They also have been told that they DON'T have to like the job as long it as provides "job security" and "pay the bills."   So as a result of this inculcation, people see work as a lesser evil, looking forward to breaks, lunches, leaving to go home, vacations, holidays, and ultimately retirement.  They do not expect to love their jobs but to ENDURE it.   If they complain about their jobs, they are told that they should be "thankful" that they have a job and working to contribute to society.   They are furthermore told to "grow up" and that a job is not necessarily likeable.   

    However, there are smart and/or brave people out there who do not like their jobs and instant of desperate acceptance and complaining, they do the INTELLIGENT thing and quit such odious jobs.  They realize that being in a job that they do not like is toxic to their mental and overall health.  They further believe that life is too short to work in something that they do not like and/or are passionate about.  They want to work in a field and/or area that they love and are passionate about.   As Dr. Wayne Dyer stated do not die while your music is still in you.  So many people meander through their work lives, doing something they hate/dislike, and realize much TOO LATE that they could have been doing something else.

    However, I am disgressing.  Many people, even in these precarious socioeconomic times, quit odious jobs because they refuse to proverbially be somewhere that they do not like.  They refuse to let socioeconomic situations and circumstances deter them from achieving their respective career/job goals.  They also do not want to be like the rest of the rank and file and accept any job because according to the socioeconomic dictum, "it is better to have ANY job than no job at all." They KNOW and WANT better for themselves!


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