This week we’ve been reading the tsunami of news about the 4 million Americans a month who have been leaving their jobs. It seems the pandemic has left many questioning the unhealthy “hustle” of staying at their jobs. The math just doesn’t add up for them. It’s called “The Great Resignation.”
- In the New Yorker, Cal Newport, a professor of computer science at Georgetown University wrote, Why Are So Many Knowledge Workers Quitting? He thinks the coronavirus pandemic threw everyone into Walden Pond.
- In the New York Times [paywall] Cassady Rosenblum wrote Work Is A False Idol. She is a writer who recently quit her job as a producer at “Here & Now,” a National Public Radio news program. She’s living with her parents in West Virginia following a trend called “lying flat.”
- Considering that everybody can’t just quit their jobs, Angelina Chapin wrote in The Cut, What Happens When All Of Your Co-workers Quit? As a record number of Americans leave their jobs, those who can’t are working themselves sick.
- More on the trend here.
- And on the other side of the coin, people are secretly working two (or more!) jobs. Here and here.