Skip to comments.Young people are quitting their jobs in droves. Here's why
Posted on 10/10/2019 6:24:19 AM PDT by C19fan
Young people are spearheading mental health awareness at the workplace.
About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have quit their jobs for mental health reasons, according to a new study conducted by Mind Shares Partners, SAP and Quatrics. It was published in Harvard Business Review.
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OMG! BAD PARENTING!,
Yup. The Therapeutic Society is about to implode upon itself.
I slogged my way through a lot of crappy jobs because my family was depending on me to do that. Any family in that circumstance today is in deep doo-doo.
So they quit their jobs because they are mentally ill. Interesting.
Good. The more that quit, the better it’ll be for my mental health at work.
Have a couple of millenials that report to me. What a PIA.
Jeez, I was raised to NEVER quit a job without having another one lined up. That is not always an easy thing to do but it is the responsible thing. And this includes not actually leaving until acceptable notice is given to the employer even in situations where the employer is a complete jerk.
About a year later, I managed to get firm hold on another
The larger reasons are a lack of opportunity for advancement in their current position and better opportunities elsewhere. Millennials disdain open ambition and prefer to use vague complaints as an excuse for leaving.
That kind and degree of negativity is absolutely going to produce a mentally unhealthy individual.
They need to put the Unemployment Office next to Cannabis Shops.
“Jeez, I was raised to NEVER quit a job without having another one lined up.”
Exactly. And especially if you have a family to support.
I seriously doubt the numbers. True, the Participation Trophy crowd seems to think everyone owes them something, so it sounds like something they'd do, but, come on...50-75%. Don't care if it's published by Harvard (or any other academic publication). Most of what I see published there is either the result of our tax dollars or creating a problem that our tax dollars need to study.
Good, more jobs for us semi-retired people who show up for work on time and have not got their noses stuck permanently in their Iphones. More productivity for the companies that hire us.
And the professional HR field is beginning to advise companies that you have little choice but to suck-up to them.
This can’t end well.
Conditions at professional jobs in large corporations are indeed much tougher than they used to be - that’s one of the reasons I decided to retire. This is also one of the reasons that H1B employees are so popular - they’ll put up with anything to keep the job.
Can’t handle the transition from the virtual world to the real one.
Here’s another side:
Over the last decades a number of larger corporations have swallowed up smaller businesses and used them for tax purposes. Their goal is to get as much out of them as possible and then dissolve them. For people in those smaller companies, the work loads increase exponentially, benefits decrease, morale at company drops, management is totally unresponsive. People get squeezed to the breaking point. This is not fiction. This happened to each of our two sons. One was a computer software engineer and the other a mutual funds stock broker. They both came out of their experiences mentally drained to the point they were unable to even conceive of working in a similar position again. The reason they got to this breaking point is that they both were very diligent employees and worked 100% for the benefit of the smaller start-ups they joined. They tried doing the same for the new owner, but given the goal of that company wasn’t really to sustain the company, they burnt out.
Just something to think about when viewing statistics. Real people are involved.
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