Undiscussed Perspectives About the Great Resignation

Author: Banshan

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/26186/number-of-people-quitting-their-jobs-in-the-united-states/

The world is almost two years into the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new trend has emerged in the U.S. labour market, as more and more Americans are quitting their jobs with a record number of 4.4 million Americans left their jobs in September 2021 [1]. This trend was referred to as the Great Resignation [2] however the reason behind is debatable.

On surface it appears to be that people change their mindset about their jobs. For the first time in history that people realise how much time they spend on commuting which could otherwise be well spent with their families. If their previous jobs require them turn to office and not allow them to work remotely from home, they will quit.

If we go a bit deeper we find that people also become valuing their lives more than money after observe how fragile humans could be in front of the virus and vaccine, especially considering the long-term health impact of both COVID-19 and vaccination remains unknown. People therefore choose to conservatively survive the pandemic uninfected and unvaccinated by quitting their jobs and reducing their exposures to the virus so that they can rejuvenate and enjoy quality life back again when the pandemic is over.

Well, this makes perfect sense given that the vaccine is not able to prevent people from contracting the virus anyway. The fact that the quit rate is particularly high in sectors with a large number of frontline workers reinforce this point suggesting that safety concerns also play a role in the great resignation. The question is that how many people are actually forced to leave their jobs as a result of not submitting to the vaccine mandate?

When we see the mainstream media try to explain this phenomenon as “pursuing better work-life balance” and not touch on the point of vaccine at all [3], you know that the true reason could well be the opposite.





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