Things are getting a little more normal every day. Vaccinations and staged re-openings are signalling both the end of the pandemic and it messing with your daily life. And possibly signalling the end of the way you’ve been working for the past 16 months.
The pandemic has been horrific for many, and I wouldn’t wish it to continue or re-occur. However, there have been some welcome changes that I hope stick around long after the pandemic is gone. Changes like no more waiting for my appointment at my doctor’s office and a continuation of seeing families doing more things, like hiking, cycling, and generally spending more quality time together.
There is a reason you can’t easily buy the bike you want on-line or get a puppy right now, there is high demand because along with masks and physical distancing we’ve also embraced what it means to be able to spend more time doing things we enjoy with loved ones. And a lot of us really like this welcome change in our schedules. So much so, the thought of going back to work the way things were may have you wondering if you want to stay in your current job.
NPR (National Public Radio) recently published an article on exactly this topic referencing “the great resignation”, citing an unprecedented occurrence, high unemployment in the US AND a labour shortage, which is happening because many people are considering whether they want to go back to their previous roles, and opting for change. While restaurant and retail workers are leading the charge, many other professionals are also taking a deep look at whether or not going back to the way things were (even with a hybrid model) is what they want.
Are you one of them?
Going back to normal may mean a return to a hectic travel schedule that lost its appeal, or back to working with more rigidity, in some cases with high demands as organizations push to make up any pandemic shortfall in earnings.
Need help to decide whether you want to stay in your current role or join the great resignation? Here are some things to consider to help you see if you need to move on:
Getting to the bottom of things BEFORE you hand in your resignation is key – you’re in a much stronger bargaining position when you have a clear picture of what needs to change, and how to change it (at your current job or the next). If you don’t have that plan, you risk leaping “from the frying pan into the fire”. Book a complimentary Career Strategy Session with me today to get your plan started, so you can make great career decisions that support the working life you deserve.
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