Nearly two-thirds of those said the pandemic prompted their decision to quit – as it made them realize life is too short to stay in a role they don’t enjoy.
Millions of workers have left their job over the last year due to lack of motivation and progression, being overworked – and rude bosses.
A study of 2,000 adults found almost a fifth had left their job out of choice in the last 12 months alone, with a further 22 percent having done so in the past five years.
One in ten of those have quit as recently as the last six months, with an additional 16 percent planning to leave in the upcoming year.
Among the top 30 reasons for doing so include working hours that don’t fit with commitments outside of work, and management not being interested in staff wellbeing.
As many as 42 percent raised their concerns with employers before choosing to leave – but 30 percent of them said nothing changed as a result.
The study, commissioned by employee experience platform Edenred, also highlighted what made people want to stay in a job – including having a manageable workload, flexible hours, and a supportive line manager who appreciates their work.