The Great Resignation: Seattle workers prioritizing respect and work-life balance over money

Thirty-eight million Americans quit their jobs in 2021 — 4.5 million in November alone. It’s The Great Resignation, and many Americans are leaving their jobs without another one lined up.

“I did feel confident that it was going to work out,” said 48 year old Wes Plate.

Plate left his job in tech last spring after feeling physically and mentally depleted.

“I started to feel, after a while, that I wasn’t paid enough for the misery that I was feeling. The team I worked on at my last job, out of eight of us, I think four quit,” Plate said.

Research shows that mid-career workers over the age of

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