In April, about 649,000 retail workers left their jobs—a record number of resignations for the industry. It was yet another inflection point in a broader trend sweeping workplaces, as employees reevaluate their relationship to work and act on the burnout induced by the pandemic.Why I decided to quit my retail job and join the Great Resignation — https://www.fastcompany.com/90658770/why-i-decided-to-quit-my-retail-job-and-join-the-great-resignation
Interesting perspective from an “essential” worker. And the trend is not limited to retail.
Hospitality jobs are unpopular, and raising the wage may not be enough to lure many former workers back. 38% of former hospitality workers report that they are not even considering a hospitality job for their next position. These workers are transitioning out of the industry in search of a different work setting (52%), higher pay (45%), better benefits (29%), and more schedule flexibility (19%). Over 50% of former hospitality workers who are looking for other work say that no pay increase or incentive would make them return to their old restaurant, bar, or hotel job.Q2 2021 United States Job Market Report — https://www.joblist.com/jobs-reports/q2-2021-united-states-job-market-report
No wonder my up line supervisor got nervous when I told her I was thinking more about retirement.