“Out of the frying pan and into the fire”


It’s the great turnover tsunami of 2021 and you’re thinking, “hmm… should I be looking for another job?”

Think about it.

So many people are wanting to move from one job to another because they think this job is stressful. And yet, they’ll be moving into a new job where they don’t know how to do the work, where likely that new company is also experiencing the “Turnover Tsunami,” and they probably won’t hear about it until after they’re there.

Which means?

Truth is, sixty percent of people think that they want to go get another job.

Let me remind you what my mother once taught me: the expression “out of the frying pan and into the fire” is very real. You’re probably going to be doing the work of three to four people. Now, you just left one job and your resume has a big old dent because you just moved and if you move again, that’s not going to look good.

So now let me ask you this: Do you suppose that’s less stressful?

Yeah, I don’t think so either.

I don’t think a lot of people are thinking about the concept of making sure that they make what they have good. Yes, it has definitely been a stressful year for everybody. Everyone has more to do than they have time and hours to do it. Everyone has had all the pressures from COVID that have created craziness in almost everybody’s lives.

When we make a decision out of fear as opposed to making a decision out of love— that’s when we end up always having a bad experience. What do I mean by that? If we’re making a decision to leave one place, based on the fear of, “this isn’t working” and “I’m not happy,” and “this isn’t going to work,” then maybe all you need to do is change your attitude about where you are and maybe you need to be grateful for what you have and decide to just be happy because happiness is a decision.

Yes, I understand it can be difficult.

That’s why they call it a “job” and not a “Disney.” That’s why you’re not paying an admission fee to get in the office every morning. It can be very difficult sometimes. Do you really want to go someplace else with people you don’t know and love (nor know and love you), to take on what will now probably be the job of two or three people because they too have the “Turnover Tsunami” which means now you have to learn a new job and all the new skills and all of that added stress as a result?

So, think clearly before making your decision.

Why don’t you decide today to love the one you’re with?

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