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Don’t quit! Learn how to say no instead

IbyIMD+ Published 17 January 2022 in Human Resources • 6 min read • Audio availableAudio available

All day, every day, most of us are bombarded by requests at work. Sometimes these can pile up leaving us feeling overwhelmed. Learning the right way to turn some down can help us stay in our jobs, as happier and more productive employees. 


The New Normal has become the Great Resignation. A record 4.4 million Americans quit their job in September 2021 alone and 40% of the global workforce is considering leaving their job, creating even more work for those who stay behind. One reason employees hand in their notice is because they are overwhelmed by requests to do more, while juggling working from home with constantly changing childcare and other responsibilities. After saying yes to too many requests, they can no longer cope and quit.

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