According to the statistics making daily headlines and the HELP WANTED signs posted in an astounding number of establishments, it’s the season for resignations. Anthony Klotz of Texas A&M University attributes the “Great Resignation” to four leading causes: A backlog of workers who resisted the urge to quit in the early days of the pandemic but are resisting no more. Burnout, especially among frontline workers in health care, food service, and retail. Significant shifts in identity and purpose due to “pandemic epiphanies” encouraging the pursuit of new careers or business start-ups. People who developed an aversion to returning to the office after a year or more of working remotely.
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