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The great resignation: Time to quit the day job?


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by Lynn Enright
19th Jul 2021

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Lynn Enright: "Friends and acquaintances are quitting jobs they dislike without having another one lined up; they’re standing up to bosses to demand more flexible working conditions; they’re taking unpaid leave to prioritise their mental and physical health."

We can see now, that an ambitious woman is often a tired woman, a stressed woman and an underpaid woman. It's time to rethink who our ambition serves, writes Lynn Enright

Recently, I was in London and arranged to meet a friend for dinner. She suggested a place and I laughed ruefully when I saw the address. The restaurant was next door to an office I had worked at five or six years ago and as I walked to meet her, I began to experience memories of dread and exhaustion and paranoia. I remembered what it was like to arrive at the office before 8am and...

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