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Hot girl summer trend is to quit your job

I noticed a lot of people on here are leaving their jobs (including myself). Here's an interesting read on why many Americans are leaving their job. It's related to leveling up and having confidence that you can do better vs. pessimism or laziness. Very relatable to my experience.Β 
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/quitting-your-job-economic-optimism/619242/?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-theatlantic&utm_content=later-18236168&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio What Quitters Understand About the Job Market More Americans are telling their boss to shove it. Is the workplace undergoing a revolutionβ€”or just a post-pandemic spasm?
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Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
99% of companies do not give a crap about you. They care about the money you make them and if they think someone can do better than what you do they will choose that person over you. Why would you not treat your career the same way?Β 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Preach!
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Once I rebuild my 12-month buffer I can be a hot girl, too. Is that how we are supposed to do it?
SaaSguy
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Same. Once Im paid up on my student debt and have a nest egg I plan to take a few month hiatus and maybe ride my motorcycle across the US and fuck around before getting back to the grind.Β 
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Sounds fun, haha
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Yes exactly! Then take a 3-5 month hiatus bc you're worth it πŸ˜‰
FlowerPower
Opinionated
+1
Trainer
Preach!
Nairobi
Politicker
+7
BDR
No idea how people could think that quitting is laziness. To me, it’s totally the opposite, it takes courage to quit and find a new ship.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Absolutely!
DaveGreen
Arsonist
+8
Head of Sales
Interesting read - and I also quit this May! For me it was that ever burning feeling of needing to venture out and build something that's mine. Something that I can look back at in 20 years and say dang, that's pretty sweet.Β 

And yea, it takes a lot of confidence and it is hard - but already worth it!
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
So worth it! I love/need the buffer. I'm taking full advantage before I have kids or a mortgage.Β 
DaveGreen
Arsonist
+8
Head of Sales
Same for me - now or never kind of thing
SlinginSoftware
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Next company I go to, I'm def going to take a month off in between jobs. I've tried to do that in the past and timing has never worked. Can't begin to imagine what it feels like to not update salesforce notes for a while month...
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Its so refreshing. If your next company doesn't respect this then they might not be the best fit for you :)Β 
PhlipOut
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I also think in the last year many people have stayed put because of the pandemic, so there is a bit of a backlog in terms of attrition.
However, it's been a slog.
Some want a break, some want to change it up and some just think grass will be greener on the other side
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
The grass is greener where you water it. BUT changing it up is a valid reason to find a new garden.Β 
FlowerPower
Opinionated
+1
Trainer
Love this! Completely agree!
AssistantToTheRegional
Opinionated
+4
Enterprise Account Executive
This is the most important moment in workforce history since Henry Ford created the 40 hour work week...the companies that force the toothpaste back in the tube and demand to go back to "normal" will see a lot of people leaving.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Thank goodness for this. However in many other countries, they have a 35 hour work week. 1/2 day Friday's and lots of vacations. I think America is #3 in the world with longest work week?
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steakalldayerryday
Opinionated
+4
AE
Totally
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
For me it would be to leave the red tape that THEY know about and refuse do fix, behind.Β 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Def on my radar to leave with my opinions!Β 
How harsh were you?
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
very interesting, i just got hired 6 months ago but maybe looking for a new one?
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
I mean if its the right time! Previous sales leaders have mentioned that they aren't bothered with short stints if the story is good.Β 
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
Yes I saw this on LinkedIn as well. Makes sense considering the fact that people last year wanted to make sure they were employed during a weird time.Β 

I'd be interested to see the percentage of people who are moving on based on the experience they had working during the pandemic.
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Right? Like, some firms really adapted quickly and others were consistently pushing the pressure downstream to their employees. When that didn’t work, there was no upper management reorganization to fix the issue.
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
Exactly, and then I'm sure they're the same companies that are making it harder than it needs to be in order to go back to the officeΒ 
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Huh, cool read! I would have thought that people were clinging to their jobs alot tighter after the pandemic.
I am leaving by the end of june too.
Happy to be a hot girl for once in my life.
FlowerPower
Opinionated
+1
Trainer
Awww good luck in your new adventures!
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Thank you! It is kind of scary though, I liked my job. But sometimes you jist have to move on.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
You're going to love it!

Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
The Atlantic continues to put out fantastic content. Nice post! I, too, am sick of hearing that people are β€œlazy” and that there is a labor shortage because of β€œstimulus checks”. GTFO. There’s a labor shortage because we’re sick of being treated like crap and paid worse.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
ugh absolutely true
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goodculturefit
Opinionated
+1
Senior Account Executive
I think a lot of people hired mid-COVID were desperate probably and will leave those roles quickly. I took a role in COVID and just left and I was underpaid for my experience, selling to a market I wasn’t passionate about, and took it because I have two kids.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
damn... you really have to believe in what you're selling to be successful.Β 
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+9
Account Manager
If companies wanna keep us for life they better bring back PENSIONS.Β  Until they do that we will continue to take the first better offer every time.Β 
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Yep... I also have heard that 401ks are dying
FlowerPower
Opinionated
+1
Trainer
For me is better to invest your time in something you are passionate about! There is nothing more gratifying than doing your own thing.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Spending 40 hours a week selling something you are not passionate about is the absolute worst.Β 
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I could not enjoy my travel or vacation knowing that when I go back I won’t have a job
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
But were in sales! There is always another opportunity. I quit my job at Tesla in 2019 with no job lined up after. Traveled around europe for 3 months. Best decision of my life. I was able to find a job right away. My BF took about 2 extra months to find something, but he was being picky.Β 
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