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The majority of workers feel they are struggling in pandemic working conditions. Many are thinking about leaving their employers this year.
Meanwhile, most business leaders believe they are “thriving.”
So says a Microsoft survey of global workers. Bloomberg News discussed the survey in an article also published March 23, 2021, in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Employee burnout is widespread, the article quotes the survey. Some 54 percent of workers say they are overworked. Some 39 percent say they are exhausted, the article quotes the survey.
Many employees are working remotely, and being overlooked by their managers and company leaders, the article says.
Meanwhile their leaders say they are doing great, the article says.
Gen Z workers – those 18 to 25 years old – are faring worst, the article quotes the survey. Researchers believe those younger workers’ feeling of isolations are higher because they are more likely to be early in their careers and single, the article says.
Industry leaders are mostly men. But the survey found women, front-line workers and new employees reported challenges in the workplace, the article says.
“Leaders are out of touch,” the article quotes Microsoft Vice President Jared Spataro. “Sixty-one percent say they are thriving – that’s 23 percent higher than the average worker, so there is a disconnect there,” the article quotes Spataro.
So, are you thriving during this pandemic? If so, more power to you. If not, don’t fret. There may be solutions out there for you.
We can make comments about out-of-touch bosses, but the pandemic has likely made many of them more out of touch. They don’t see you. They don’t have face-to-face interactions with you. They may see you on a screen every so often, but that’s probably it. You, as the worker, have no idea what your boss is thinking about you.
That can undoubtedly produce paranoia: is he thinking that I’m at home collecting a paycheck and doing very little?
If you feel underappreciated, and don’t want to go back to your job even when it becomes safe to do so, there are solutions you can pursue.
There are many programs out there that allow a person to put in a few, part-time, off-work hours a week and not only augment his or her income, but potentially dwarf the income he or she earns at a job. They require a person to think outside their comfort zone, and look at perhaps doing something he or she may never thought he or she would do. And, you can do it remotely if conditions require.
To learn about one of the best such programs, message me.
Meanwhile, the pandemic has changed most of our lives. Some of those changes could become permanent. If you didn’t like your work situation before the pandemic, chances are the coronavirus outbreak made them worse.
Many talk about jobs coming back, but will the one you have be worth going back to?
Many new jobs will be created, experts say, and working conditions will change. You may not know until the changes come whether you will be better off.
It may be a good time to start creating a Plan B. Chances are, when changes are made because of a situation you, as an employee, cannot control, they will not be for the better, when it comes to you.
Wouldn’t it be better to walk out of an untenable situation with a smile?