In Lancaster, a small town in Pennsylvania, Marcus Grimm laughs when he recalls the recent time when he had to arrive at work at 7:30 a.m. for one reason and one reason only: his title of vice-president. In New York, Michelle Albert-Rickert did something this consultant would never have imagined daring: she unplugged everything for months to take care of her family, before resuming, but at her own pace and on her terms. In Sandy Springs, near Atlanta, Mike Petchenik has swapped his stressful job as a TV reporter for a full-time job with a start-up located more than 1,000 kilometers away, in Chicago; he never set foot there, even for his hiring. In Magnolia, north of Houston, Kimberly Fiddle left her job, created her company almost by accident, made it a successful business and has just refused to sell it: she wants to be able to continue to hire people labeled “unemployable”, and she recruited an assistant, “because there’s no way I’m going back to working sixty hours a week”.
Labor America is on the move. And she moves deep. It is not just a catchy formula taken up from all sides, that of the “Great Resignation” – “BigQuit” Where “Great Resignation”. Not just poster battles: “We all resign, sorry for the inconvenience”claim the employees of a Burger King in Nebraska; “Please be patient with the staff who responded, no one left