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"Has the Great Resignation dissipated?"
In Conversation with James Merlo | On Record @ March 2022)
The Great Resignation is still active within the United States as there still exist steady waves of resignations among various industries and business sectors. No particular industry is immune from these ripples unfolding with people hosting a change of heart in how they want to live; as well how they choose to work and be treated by their employers. The root cause of these resignations may differ yet this trend will still continue at least 2-3 business quarters moving forward. The resignations came fast in the food and hospitality sector due to the nature of the working conditions accompanied with questionable pay, which triggered (and possibly inspired) workers in other commercial sectors to follow suit. People are discovering and defining their quality of life without having the external environment, not even the economy, dictate whether they should retain their present role or pursue a new job. Many people are resigning without a professional destination in mind. Not all employers are open to hybrid working environments, thus making it easy for people to decide if they want to resume a pre-pandemic lifestyle. While some companies are investing resources to retain talent by finding creative ways to work, not all forms of work permit employees to benefit from these privileges. It appears we have reached the peak of the Great Resignation but it's not all over with waves and ripples. Given how the economy and current events unfold between now and the first quarter of 2023, layoffs may follow that are outside the employees' control. -- Sasha Laghonh, Founder Sasha Talks