Quit Your Day Job? If You Are In Tech, It’s Common.

In Brain Technology, Creativity and Innovation by Brainy Days Ahead

“I quit!” Why are high-paid tech employees saying it so often? A study by Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll examines a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults who left a tech job by choice during the past three years. They were asked why they chose to leave their workplaces. The answers they gave suggest that feelings of mistreatment drove people to leave the elite jobs. The researchers also found that workplace experiences depended somwhat on a person’s background. But overwhelmingly, workers of all backgrounds cited “unfairness or mistreatment” within the work environment as the most common reason for leaving. Thirty-seven percent said it was a “major factor” in their decision to quit. Unfair treatment was cited twice as often as being recruited elsewhere. The take-away: Treat tech employees fairly if you want them to stay.