“The Great Resignation”: What to Consider Before Leaving Your Job | KLBK | KAMC
Employers are suffering from a labor shortage. One of the reasons record numbers of people are leaving their jobs. This is called “the great resignation”.
Dawn Werner quit her 20-year job in finance this summer. âI want to wake up everyday with this naturalness, I call it a childish wonder,â she says. Werner decided to completely change his career and work for an airline in the field of consumer insight. “Maybe the pandemic influenced her to the extent that I think it changed my mindset,” says Werner.
The US Department of Labor says a record 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August. This is the highest number ever recorded. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger told CBS Mornings the pandemic has led many people to rethink their careers. âThere are these people who basically say, ‘I’ve learned a lot about myself, my family, I want a better work-life balance, I have to figure out how to do that. âWhat’s really clear to me is that this will persist, and it’s something that stays in this workforce,â she said.
Experts say workers considering quitting their current jobs should plan ahead. This includes a plan for changes in health care coverage, figuring out how to reinvest retirement accounts, and save enough for an emergency reserve. âIf you are planning to leave, store some money. And the reason is that you don’t know how long you’re going to be out of the market, âsays Schlesinger.
Schlesinger says there are great opportunities for people who want to change careers. There are over 10 million job postings and many employers offer good wages and benefits to attract workers.