Melissa Villareal was teaching history to middle schoolers at a private school in a rich California suburb when the coronavirus broke out. It was a career in which she was passionate. She’s entirely resigned from teaching and now works in industrial design for a major cosmetics company, just over a year later. Thousands of people, including Villareal, are resigning or considering abandoning their employment.

Some workers’ ambitions have changed as a result of the pandemic. Some of the parents had to be stay-at-home moms and dads. On the other hand, many others chose to leave their jobs because of how their employers treated them throughout the pandemic.

Employees are resigning in large part because of how their companies treated them during the pandemic – or did not treat them. Workers eventually chose to work for companies that provided assistance over companies that did not. Workers who were on the verge of resigning due to a terrible working environment before the pandemic were pushed to their limits.