It might seem counter-intuitive, but people wanting to quit their jobs is a sure sign that the economy is picking up. According to a new survey, one in three people is ready to bail on his or her current job for a new one. It's of little surprise that unhappy people were afraid to leave their current employers for a new job while the economy was down, mainly because there were so few new jobs to be found.
Employers also scaled back during the recession, forcing current employees to take on larger workloads for no additional pay. In fact, half of all of the people surveyed said they were unhappy with how much they were being paid at their current jobs.
The survey, conducted by the outsourcing and placement firm Mercer, also noted that just about half of all people surveyed are flat out unhappy in their current jobs. Couple that with perceived low pay, a big workload and increased job opportunities, and it's no wonder people are asking themselves if I quit my job can I find greener pastures elsewhere?
And with the news that shipping is up (a strong indicator that people are buying and a sign of an improving economy) the time just might be right for people looking to make a career move.
So what about you? Do you love your current job? Or are you one of the people ready to jump ship at the next opportunity? Or is finding a job at all the issue for you?
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