Though there is no single universal reason why women quit their jobs, there are common and very real reasons women resign from their roles. There are the ones we’ve all heard before — toxic workplaces, poor career growth, lack of solid leadership, etc. — and that still applies but there are very real reasons women are leaving their places of employment.
We spoke with some HR experts and looked at studies to see why women felt the need to peace out. And their reasons for quitting are all too relate-able.
Women leave their jobs for higher compensation
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Women quit when feeling undervalued
Women leave their jobs because of horrible bosses
"Women tend not to want to work for or with a supervisor who lacks basic leadership skills," says Boyd-Push. "Women value supervisors who communicate well, collaborate, value teamwork and team input."
So if you've ever had a difficult, uncommunicative supervisor, one who doesn't give credit for valued work performed, or one that is so rigid and authoritative he/she doesn't care for your input, or someone who simply doesn't listen and is only interested in their own ideas, it may be time to get out of there. People have quit for much less.
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Women leave when there is no room for self-improvement
Women bail when there’s a lack of female leadership
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Women won’t stand bullying in the workplace
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The lack of access to benefits
Women when there’s no work-life balance and flexibility
Women leave when they are burdened with additional responsibilities
"In general, women juggle many competing priorities in life, whether that is taking care of children, aging parents, spouse/partner or just juggling the demands of singlehood," says Boyd-Pugh. And therein lies the problem. Women who are also caregivers can't bring a sick kid to work or take a last-minute sick day if they're caring for an ailing parent. Yet somehow, her male counterpart is never in that same situation.
Though Trimarco believes females everywhere should use her voice. "Many women simply don't ask for what they want or what they think they are worth, whereas men will." Speak up, ladies.
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