The topic of the Great Resignation is all over the place. People are talking about it on social media, on the news and with their friends and colleagues.
The global pandemic has influenced how people work and has allowed them to reassess the joy they may or may not find in their work. Many people have been rethinking their careers and that is forcing companies to adapt and rethink how they operate.
After nearly two years of many people working from home, many have figured out that it works better for their lives. People are discovering they don’t have to tolerate a long commute, can spend more time with their families and now have time for themselves.
Many companies are finding out that forcing their employees to return to the office has caused backlash and people are quitting in droves to fulfill their passions, or continue working from home.
Are you considering leaving your job to work from home? Here are some things to consider:
Flexibility and work life balance: What are your priorities in life?
Think about what matters most to you and how work fits in with the rest of your responsibilities.
For example, you might be more productive early in the morning and wish to work early hours and have afternoons free to pursue a hobby or spend time with your children.
Do you still want to work in the same industry?
Many people are rethinking their whole career. People are not being fulfilled with long hours and low pay. Doing something you are passionate about has become increasingly appealing.
Although the prospect of changing industries can be daunting, many of your skills can be transferable. By switching industries you can learn new skills which can be very valuable long-term.
Could Self-Employment be right for you?
Something worth considering is working for yourself. The Great Resignation has shown a boom in entrepreneurship as many people prefer working for themselves rather than for someone else.
People are moving in droves into the entrepreneurial sphere. Finding their passions, living their dreams, making their own rules and hours is very enticing right now. Before deciding whether to become a contractor and work independently, you need to consider:
- Do you enjoy having the structure and rules of a company?
- Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
- Do you enjoy being independent and making your own decisions?
- Are you a risk-taker or do you prefer more job security?
Depending on your answers to these questions, being self-employed may or may not be the best fit for you.
Are you interested in being part of the Great Resignation? Or perhaps you have already joined the Work Revolution!
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