From defining essential workers, to the increase of pandemic unemployment assistance, to the arguments of “Back to office or work from home,” the state of jobs in the United States in the last two years has gone through a lot of change. As we begin to deal with the arrival and spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, many workers are left wondering what they want or would like to do about their jobs. Work life balance, a living wage, better working conditions – these factors and more have helped contribute to “The Great Resignation” as Americans leave their jobs to either stop working or pursue a different career move.
There’s a lot of information about the state of jobs and The Great Resignation. To help you get a handle on what it is and what it could mean for you, here is a round-up of some of our favorite articles addressing the event.
“The Great Resignation” – What It Is and Why It’s Happening
“…Given the plethora of open jobs at the moment, the best workers have their pick of employment. Other workers used their downtime during the pandemic to develop new skills or passions, and now they want to find roles that allow them to incorporate those interests into their day-to-day lives. Some are seeking roles that require less of their time out of a desire to allocate more time to their families or children. And then there are those who simply just don’t want to work.”
Quote from The Ladders: What is the Great Resignation of 2021? (If you don’t know, you’ll want to read this)
How to Quit Your Job the Right Way
“…walking out on a job without working out your notice isn’t usually a good idea, according to experts.”
Quote from NY Post: Resignations are on the rise, but there’s a right way to walk out the door
What The Great Resignation Means for Finding Work
“Applying the report’s findings to Gallup data, 10 million Americans are projected to be seriously considering the move to freelance. Of those who already plan on quitting their current full-time jobs, 52% are considering the move to freelancing. The main incentive: flexibility.”
Quote from Business Insider: 10 million American workers are considering freelancing amid the ‘Great Resignation’
Ready to Quit but Still Need Income?
Freelancing and working in the gig economy can buy you the time you need to figure out your next move. You have the power to choose your schedule and work as much, or as little, as you feel comfortable. If you’re considering quitting but need a way to make money, it could be the right time for you to give Jobble a try.