Bloomberg Law
Nov. 12, 2021, 6:10 PM

Big Law’s Great Resignation: Why I Don’t Believe the Hype

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

Who hasn’t fantasized screaming, “Take this job and shove it!” at the office (or on Zoom) and quitting in a blaze of glory?

In the last year or so, people have been doing just that—more or less. According to the U.S. Labor Department, a staggering 4.4 million quit their jobs in September. And Harvard Business Review reports that employees between the ages of 30 and 45 saw the largest jump in resignation rates, with an average increase of more than 20% between 2020 and 2021.

If there’s a segment of the workforce that should be ripe for “The Great Resignation,” ...

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