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People voluntarily leaving jobs at
highest rate since 2009 downturn

Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee], by John Schmid

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/5/2014 5:44:18 PM

In the darkest days of the last recession, few among those who had jobs were able, willing or bold enough to quit them. That is changing, however, according to a statistic called the national "quit rate," which some might call the "Take this job and shove it" index. The figure shows that the percentage of Americans who are jumping ship voluntarily is hovering at its highest levels in the four-year recovery. Many see the shift as a sign of optimism for an economy that has sputtered its way through an on-again, off-again rebound from the demoralizing downturn of 2008-´09. "The quit rate is
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/5/2014 6:27:12 PM     (No. 9912240)

It´s called the death of the American work ethic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 7/5/2014 6:32:05 PM     (No. 9912242)



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Reply 3 - Posted by: hotcorner, 7/5/2014 6:32:10 PM     (No. 9912244)

The government, in all its glory and indebtedness, is buying votes and paying people not to work.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 7/5/2014 6:48:12 PM     (No. 9912252)

Obama´s getting his wishes. Make it easy for people to not work and bingo! big daddy government comes in for the rescue! It´s all planned and the lo-fos are falling for it!. But we are the ones paying the bills!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mushroom, 7/5/2014 7:24:41 PM     (No. 9912277)

Broken Link.

There may very well be people that have found better employment. There are graduates each year leaving a burger joint to work at an entry level job in their chosen career. People fed up with certain employer´s rolling back pay and benefits just to see what the market will take. You just never know.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/5/2014 7:27:29 PM     (No. 9912278)

Well, I was able to make it as far as the phrase "four-year recovery".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shamus, 7/5/2014 7:34:34 PM     (No. 9912285)

High levels of voluntary quits is typically a sign of strong economic activity. People are quitting to take a better paying job.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Truth_Detective, 7/5/2014 8:45:43 PM     (No. 9912334)



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Reply 9 - Posted by: chiller, 7/5/2014 8:52:00 PM     (No. 9912338)

"typically" doesn´t fit here, shamus....in my humble opinion. Some sectors are up...oil, health care, and may pay decently, but most don´t pay well.

I suspect the quit came because govt. disability or some such handout makes it easier than beating your head against the wall for peanuts.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 7/5/2014 10:08:00 PM     (No. 9912377)

#9, or the paper made up the poll and numbers or got them from someone who did - there´s a lot of cooked ´data´ coming out of fedgov and other communist sources.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/5/2014 10:38:46 PM     (No. 9912391)

One of my friends has a small business. They can´t keep help because- it´s hard work, they never show up after being hired or don´t show up on a regular basis, some have parole officers that show up on day two, some have a ton of paperwork for child support and benefits, garnishments, or they lied about their experience and can´t do the work. By the time they are established on paper, they move on and the cycle starts again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 7/5/2014 11:31:06 PM     (No. 9912413)

More pre-election hype about a "recovering" economy.

Wanna know how the economy is doing? Check out the vacancy rate at local strip malls. Or the rental rates per sqft. The rest is BS.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steveW, 7/6/2014 2:50:14 AM     (No. 9912466)

Less time in gainful employment means more time to care about helping people, like Democrats do. It´s a trade-off filled with hope and change.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/6/2014 5:27:39 AM     (No. 9912490)

The tipping point has been reached. Why work when you can vacation every day and have all your needs met by the goobermint including a cash card?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/6/2014 11:56:54 AM     (No. 9912808)

I volunteered for a ´resource action´.

The company was more concerned about Wall Street rather than the corporation, its customers, its products and services, and its employees. Can you say looters?

I saw it starting more than 20 years ago. My employer reduced headcount in the US by over 200K while increasing outsourcing by a similar number.

Yearly resource actions. Sometimes more than one. Under investment in growing products. A sales force that had no technical knowledge. A sever loss of technical skills. Recognition based more on connections rather than contribution. Plant closings.

The writing was on the wall, and I started planning accordingly a long time ago. My employer was not a unique situation.

This has nothing to do with the economy.

I saved my money and finally reached a position where I could ´retire´ from my employer. I will find another employer, but it will be on my terms.

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