Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about the Great Resignation, but the reason why this is happening still remains a mystery to some. Well, a new survey now reveals the most common reasons why folks said goodbye to their jobs last year.
A new Pew Research poll finds:
- Not surprising, the most common reason folks quit their jobs last year was that the pay at their job was too low.
- 37% say this was the major reason they left, while 26% described it as a minor reason.
- Other top reasons include:
- No opportunities for advancement (63% - 33% major/30% minor)
- Felt disrespected at work (57% - 35% major/21% minor)
- Because of childcare issues (48% - 24% major/24% minor)
- Not enough flexibility regarding hours (45% - 24% major/21% minor)
- Benefits weren’t good (43% - 23% major/20% minor)
- Working too many hours (39% - 20% major/10% minor)
- Working too few hours (30% - 16% major/14% minor)
- On the positive side, many of those who left jobs didn’t have such a tough time finding new ones.
- In fact, 61% of those who quit last year say it was somewhat easy for them to find a new gig, with 33% describing it as “very easy.”
- Only 20% say it was difficult finding a new job.
- And most people went on to find something better than what they left.
- 56% say they are now earning more money.
- 53% have seen more advancement opportunities.
- 53% say their new job makes it easier to juggle work and family.
- 50% say they have more flexibility with their hours.
Source: Pew Research