Why is #YOLO trending?
Because folks are realizing life is more than working all the time and on other folks' terms.
Because folks want independence and freedom and more control over their lives.
Because we live in a unique time when it is possible to launch a business and create wealth in the new digital economy.
YOLO (aphorism) - Wikipedia
" YOLO" is an acronym for " you only live once". Along the same lines as the Latin ('seize the day'), it is a call to live life to its fullest extent, even embracing behavior which carries inherent risk. It became a popular internet slang term in 2012.
Why employees are quitting and what to do about it
In the new year, the Great Attrition remains top of mind for leaders, as employees continue to leave the workforce or switch jobs in droves: in November alone, roughly 4.5 million US workers voluntarily left their jobs. Organizations are scrambling to understand why, and quick fixes to retain top talent have fallen flat.
The Great Resignation is becoming a "great midlife crisis" - Vox
Older, more tenured people are increasingly quitting their jobs.
Reddit 'antiwork' forum booms as millions of Americans quit jobs
Doreen Ford spent 10 years working in retail stores in the Boston area and hated it. So in 2017, when Ford's grandmother suggested that she give up her traditional job altogether and leverage her love of dogs to make ends meet, she went for it.
Workers Quit Jobs in Droves to Become Their Own Bosses - The Wall Street Journal
Seeking flexibility or escape from corporate bureaucracy, employees discover their inner entrepreneur
The Great Resignation Is Accelerating - The Atlantic
A lasting effect of this pandemic will be a revolution in worker expectations.
Why Literally Millions of Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs - TIME
"Workers are burned out. They're fed up. They're fried."
The real reason everyone is quitting their jobs right now - FORTUNE
Research shows there's a very good reason why everyone is quitting right now-and how to fix it.
Big Tech is suffering from a 'Great Resignation' of workers, who say 'It's a good time to leave'
A confluence of factors have led the rank and file at Big Tech companies to leave what were coveted jobs a decade ago for the potential riches of startups and young public companies, with some participants calling it the "Great Resignation." In much the same way that Apple Inc.
Pandemic triggers 'great resignation' as employees reassess work/life balance
During his 25-year career as a KARE 11 broadcaster, Eric Perkins covered all the pro sports teams, the Super Bowl, the Olympics. He playfully pitched with the Twins, dunked with the T-wolves' mascot, fell off skateboards and floating logs. But Perkins' schedule - typically 2 p.m.
Worried About the Great Resignation? Be a Good Company to Come From
We're in the middle of a Great Resignation. This past April, 2.7 percent of Americans quit their jobs, the highest rate on record. And according to a study by Microsoft, more than 40 percent of the global workforce would consider leaving their jobs this year. Several factors are driving this exodus.
The Great Resignation: How employers drove workers to quit
When the pandemic began, Melissa Villareal was teaching history to middle schoolers at a private school in a wealthy California neighborhood. It was a job and a field she loved. Now, just over a year later, she's left teaching entirely, to work in industrial design at a large beauty company.
As The Pandemic Recedes, Millions Of Workers Are Saying 'I Quit'
Jonathan Caballero made a startling discovery last year. At 27, his hair was thinning. The software developer realized that life was passing by too quickly as he was hunkered down at home in Hyattsville, Md. There was so much to do, so many places to see.
The 'Great Resignation' Is Really the 'Great Discontent'
Story Highlights A job change is on the mind of nearly half of all U.S. employees Employee engagement correlates strongly to employee retention Now is the time to rethink your employee retention strategy A new Gallup analysis finds that 48% of America's working population is actively job searching or watching for opportunities.
Why I decided to quit my retail job and join the Great Resignation
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.
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