I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to begin this post than by playing the 1977 classic “Take this job and shove it” by Johnny Paycheck.
According to a recent USA Today article, in February more people told their employers they “ain’t workin’ here no more” than those who were laid off. In fact this is the first time since September of 2008 that quitters were in the majority.
In my opinion, this illustrates two things.
Observation #1) Smart companies realize that for a truly valuable, hard-working employee, the workplace is a choice. Employers must embrace this fact. Companies will offer better benefits, unique perks, increased salaries, etc. to those driven individuals who bring skill, talent and value to a particular role. If you want to attract and retain the best talent, treat them like gold…otherwise someone else will.
Observation #2) More people are starting their own businesses either from scratch or by partnering with a reputable direct selling company. My story is a perfect example. One of the major benefits of starting your own direct sales or network marketing business is that you don’t have to quit your job cold turkey. You can start building it right along side your full-time job until you’ve built up enough business to quit. That’s what I did!
What are your thoughts on this trend? Are you one of those 51% who quit their job this year? Has your career been affected by the economy?
What do you think is the #1 reason for people quitting their jobs this year? Tell us in the comments below!
To your success!