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Discussion on: Is "The Great Resignation" a real thing?

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Brett Stevenson

I think there's definitely been a reprioritization of goals and expectations that caused a lot of people to reconsider their options. As a result, many people decided to leave their current job and that has created kind of a viscious cycle, where employees resign, increasing the pressure on the remaining employees and increasing open job opportunities, which encourages more employees to resign.

I changed companies about 4 months ago and while it was partially motivated by compensation and growth opportunities, the primary driver was that we had lost a lot of employees that I enjoyed working with, without any guidance from leadership on how they were going to retain the rest of the team.