The Great Resignation shows no sign of ending as more people leave their jobs in 2022 for clean working conditions, better mental health, or simply a desire for a career change. Many have documented their journey to quitting on TikTok, joining the throng of newly unemployed Americans looking to raise awareness that toxic jobs are no longer being prioritized. In fact, according to a McKinsey report released in July this year, 40% of workers are considering quitting their job in the next three to six months.
The newest addition to the herd is a manager who has decided to quit his job to spend more time with his family. User @navyveteran39 filmed himself one last time speaking to his team via a pre-recorded call on Slack and sharing his reasons for his resignation.
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“Take it from someone who has lost a brother, a wife, a child,” he says in the clip. “You can make all the money in the world, but you can’t use that money to buy back the time you waste making money.”
He encourages his team to take vacations and time off whenever possible and to prioritize loved ones.
“Always remember that your position will be advertised before your obituary,” he continues. “Your job can replace you – your family cannot.”
The creator’s video was viewed over 837,000 times, and more than 1,000 commenters agreed with the message.
“My husband worked 70 hours a week and family time would come when he retired, he said. He died last August. Retirement never came. Enjoy your family,” shared one user.
“6 days a week since high school 55-65 hours a week. Now in my 40’s I’m starting to understand that more and more,” wrote another.
However, others pointed out that being able to take some time off is a privilege.
“We’re not making enough money to take time off,” read one comment.
“VERY true but sadly still bills,” said another viewer.
The creator responded that he also has bills, but was “lucky enough to find a job that pays the bills and gives me time with my kids.”
The Daily Dot reached out to @navyveteran39 via TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: September 23, 2022 at 12:10 p.m. CDT
Gisselle Hernandez is a freelance journalist based in Belize, where she writes travel and internet culture articles. She enjoys watching anime, playing video games and covering all things TikTok.
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