One of the most dramatic pandemic-related changes in behavior I’ve come across is that the majority of Americans are considering leaving their jobs. The job board website Monster.com placed the number of potential job-jumpers at 95% of the workforce, though a human relations director I know said that studies she has seen indicate the number is in the 50%-to-80% range.
Either way, that is dramatic, and the underlying reasons likely reflect attitudinal shifts that have broader societal implications, including some for the travel industry.
The desire to continue to work remotely after being told to report to the office is often cited as a reason to look elsewhere for a job; it has emerged as the most visible aspect of what is possibly a radical realignment in how people view their work-life balance.
At the root of the realignment, I believe, was a pandemic-induced epiphany about how broad the spectrum of life’s possibilities is, coupled with the understanding that everyone…