- resignation /rez-ig-NEY-shuhn/
- shift /shift/
- pursue /per-SOO/
- juggle /JUHG-uhl/
- on the verge (of) /on thuh vurj ov/
[noun] – the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job
This morning, I handed in my resignation letter.
[verb] – (of an idea, opinion, etc.) to change
The focus of the media has increasingly shifted to environmental issues.
[verb] – if you pursue a plan, activity, or situation, you try to do it or achieve it, usually over a long period of time
He pursued the decision to work in the television industry.
[verb] – to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people:
Parents juggle their children and their profession even it is difficult.
[idiom] – if you are on the verge of something or come to the verge of something, you are very close to experiencing it
They were on the verge of accepting their defeat.
People are seeking a change for a variety of reasons, termed the “Great Resignation” by some economists. The pandemic shifted some workers’ priorities, motivating them to pursue a “dream job” or transfer to being a stay-at-home parent. Many others, on the other hand, made the decision to leave because of how their employer handled them during the pandemic. This was the situation for Villareal, who returned to the classroom after only a brief break. Due to differing limitations, private schools in the United States were able to return to in-person instruction much sooner than public schools. Villareal was concerned about her safety, and she saw an increase in stress and effort while she was juggling both in-person and remote learners at the same time. Her issues didn’t seem to be handled or even heard.
First and foremost, employees are leaving because of how their companies treated them – or did not treat them – during the pandemic. Workers eventually chose to stay at companies that provided support over those that did not. Workers who may have been on the verge of abandoning their jobs due to a bad business culture before the pandemic were pushed to the breaking point.
- What would be a good reason to leave a job? Please explain your answer.
- Could you tell me about your company’s culture that you are proud of?
- If you were Mellisa, would you also quit your job? Why or why not?
- Do you agree with the last paragraph?
- What do think about studying remotely? Please elaborate on your answer.
- breaking point