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Why did you *not* leave your current job during the Great Resignation?

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Getting promoted come April 1. The work is interesting and challenging without being overwhelming (usually). My manager is great and is always seeking to advance me.

Also I get like 6 weeks off a year (between holidays and accrued PTO) and I use it all without issue. I’ve yet to find any other company with that much PTO that is accrued. (I think unlimited is a scam to encourage you to take the least time off of your peers).

Since joining 4 years ago my pay has increased over 75% and I’ve gotten three promotions so for now it makes sense to stay put especially since my husband and I plan to start our family this year.

Almost jumped early, got a counter offer and some improvements, and stayed because I genuinely liked the work and the people I worked with and thought I was being heard. Now the critical issues at the agency continue to be repeating conversations/problems and the work is getting boring. I am well respected and coasting, plus I still love my manager, teammates and people who report to me so I wasn't looking until recently. Recent actions of leadership that betrayed just how out of touch they are with staff and everything that's happening at the agency and culturally, the fact that they've romanticized office culture and are pushing people back to the office even though most don't want it, combined with lack of perceived growth/professional stimulation have me looking again. Definitely helps that I'm getting offered a lot more at other places.

Another example of how leadership and failure to evolve as a company are ultimately why people leave. Otherwise I'd have no reason to go.

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Too lazy to update my resume.

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Sameee! I feel so relieved knowing that there are more procrastinators here

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The great resignation hasn't finished yet my friend!!

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Not frozen yet... get moving :)

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I work about 25 hours a week right now. Too comfortable/lazy to start grinding again.

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Update: I now work ~20 hours a week.

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Because I landed my dream job at the start of Covid

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Me too but mine was internal with the company I’ve worked for since 2007. Big shift in duties and responsibilities and it’s been very invigorating.

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Complacency. Bonuses. Kick ass benefits. A supervisor I respect, admire, & truly enjoy complementing

likeupliftinghelpful

Same^ complacency, amazing boss, and a sh ton of vacation

likefunny

Firm offered permanent WFH. Scared to go somewhere that’ll force me back in the office

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Plenty of companies are remote first no?

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I took the counter offer. 30% raise that put me into 6 figures for the first time. I have never been more miserable.

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U can still leave you know? And now that you earn 30% more, you can get even more based on your current salary :) that’s what I did!

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too much mental load - got divorced, lost a parent, and moved across the country in the past 2 years. Didn't think I could take on more.

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Same. Sending you hope and light. I know for me it was terribly dark in some points.

Was too close to making partner.

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.... Look at my title.

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What my company did during the pandemic for our organization I have not seen matched anywhere. And if an organization is dealing with a lot of openings and willing to throw all their wallets to the wall to fill the empty seats they are dealing with .. that says a lot about the company. Good people stay at good companies. Corporate America is never perfect. But if you as an employee don’t take stock in your own priorities and then compare them against your companies values, you’ll never be happy no matter where you land. More money doesn’t fix a personal and professional culture mismatch.

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We do have some open roles right now! If you can DM, I’d be happy to share!

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Bc nowhere wants to hire remotely or they’re asking for a ridiculous amount of experience. What they expect me to know in a minimum of 5-10 years I’ve already learned and done in 3.

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A1, no. Just an EA who’s tired of being severely underpaid.

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The job offers I get are less than 30% increases in TC, which is about what I would need to make a jump to industry worth it

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Started a new job at the start of COVID. Finally at that sweet spot where I have proven myself and can coast for a bit. I'm too old to change jobs all the time and bust my ass to prove myself over and over. Also my husband has upcoming major surgery and the company I'm with is super flexible.

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I feel the same way - changing jobs is exhausting. You go to a new place and start all over again. I have been working on my resume for a year now (lol), and it just tells me I don’t want to go through the paces again. I’ve worked six years at my current job building my reputation, and I am just not that eager to start all over again. However, my role changed somewhat (from Director of TA and HR to just Director of TA). Talent Acquisition is my stronger suit, but from a career aspect, not where I want to be. But I will likely stay.

I have a kid in college, a junior in HS, and one in 8th grade. Consistency/Predictably is King for me right now. I am 47 and likely on track with a couple of others for the CPO spot. I’m 47, so if I get it, I finish my career here. If not, then I need the energy for one more push.

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Same here. Tried to get to FAANG. Failed.

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I’m already paid “above” market. It feels like they’re pricing me at 10-20% above market, but it’s only comparable to what I make now. I’m a high performer and have been told I’m a high potential that they’re making investments in, but the value seen by my current firm doesn’t translate to the offer I receive by a prospective firm. I would think to entice me to leave I should get a 20% bump, but for manager level I get laughed out the door. I think I need to stick it out to director level at KPMG so I have the title to step into executive level roles when I do eventually leave.

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Which practice?

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Almost did, then my firm matched the offer I got and I decided to stay with the devil I knew. Surprise, surprise, 6 months later and I’m looking again.

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Statistically most people leave within 6 months - 1yr because there is usually other issues than wanting more pay.

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Waiting for my bonus as I've already done the work for it. Hand it in too early and they screw you over

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Not funny at all….

I did leave and it’s been the best decision ever! ☺️

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Tried and trying to. Couldn’t find a comparable replacement. I think part of it sometimes is being so busy day to day, I don’t always have time to look for new opportunities. Keep me too busy and exhausted to have the energy to find something else.

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The company recognized the shift in the market and they decided to do mid year pay increases to be aligned with the market and they also continue to value us as people and not just a headcount or name.

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