Posted November 15, 2022 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: Faulty Reasons People Quit
72% of millennial and Gen Z workers say their new job is a lot different than they expected. Here’s how this fuels resignation regret, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—welcome! As we continue our discussion of boomerang employees this week, it’s helpful to first grasp the magnitude of the Great Resignation. Approximately one-quarter of the entire U.S. workforce quit in 2021. Wow!
Now, of course, many are finding that they may have been lured away by false expectations. For example, in one survey of 2,500 millennial and Gen Z workers, 72% of respondents said their new position was very different from what they were led to believe.
Naturally, some are questioning why they ever left their former employer in the first place, especially where they had built longstanding relationships, were on great teams, and had respect from peers.
What are some of the faulty reasons these workers may have quit their former roles? One significant motive was for a bigger paycheck, but as we know, money isn’t everything when it comes to job satisfaction.
Others may have resigned because of one coworker working against them, even if the rest of the team was great. What many may not have realized is how tough it can be to establish respect and relationships in a new company, where you don’t have a network or ally yet.
Every company and position comes with tradeoffs—something that the boomerangers are finding out.
Tomorrow, what are some of the benefits of welcoming back a former employee? We’ll cover that and more on the next episode of The Perna Syndicate. See you then!