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    Why does quitting your job still feel so hard?

    As soon as gyms in the UK went into lockdown in 2020, personal trainer James Jackson quit his job. “I just knew that I had to transition to an online way of working,” says Jackson, 33, from Manchester. “The gym is a busy place, and I couldn’t imagine it being as popular again. I felt that If I hung around too long, I’d miss out on a good opportunity.”  But making the decision to leave was difficult. Jackson had spent eight years building a thriving career and a loyal client base. “It was terrifying to quit,” he says. “Being a personal trainer was all I knew.” He also found other…

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    Job Boards Pop up for Workplaces Without COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    More companies are implementing vaccine mandates for employees after Pfizer’s FDA approval. Now, job boards are popping up to connect anti-vax workers with employers that don’t require the shot. One site listed multiple openings for nurses at rural nursing homes that said: “No Jab required.” Loading Something is loading. Job boards for sharing open roles at companies that do not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have been popping up online as vaccine mandates are becoming more common. One board is hosted on Gab, the social media platform that has been embraced by some conservatives and members of the far-right. In an email sent to users on Wednesday, Gab…

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    37% of the K-12 workforce is considering a job change: Survey

    A new survey from MissionSquare Research Institute reveals the amount of strain COVID-19 has put on the education system — 37% of the K-12 workforce says that the pandemic has them considering changing jobs. “The teachers are not okay, that’s for sure,” Rivka Liss-Levinson, senior research manager at MissionSquare, told Yahoo Finance. She says that many U.S. teachers are at their breaking point.  Key findings from the survey show how much impact working through the COVID-19 pandemic has on teachers compared to their non-teaching counterparts in government jobs. The K-12 workforce is more likely than other government workers to feel stressed (52% vs. 35%), burnt out (52% vs. 34%), and…

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    Here’s what to think about before you quit your job

    MoMo Productions | Getty Images More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many American employees who have been working from home are itching to get moving again. But that doesn’t necessarily mean returning to the office. For many, it means finding new jobs. A survey released by Bankrate.com this week found that 55% of Americans plan to look for a new position in the next year. Their top motivations: greater flexibility and higher pay. More from Personal Finance:Pandemic pushes search for remote jobs up 460%55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new jobJobs are still down 22% for low-wage workers Dubbed the Great Resignation, the expected influx of career…

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    Cyber job listings excluded Colorado workers after salary transparency law went into effect

    Written by Tonya Riley Jul 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Dozens of technology companies, including several cybersecurity firms, have excluded remote workers in Colorado from searches for job candidates since a state law requiring pay transparency in job listings went into effect. CyberScoop identified at least five cybersecurity firms or tech companies with active security-related job listings excluding Colorado workers from remote work. The companies represent a small subset of hundreds of employers navigating 2019’s Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, which went into effect on January 1 and requires employers to include compensation in job postings and keep job descriptions and wage records for two years after an employee leaves…

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    An Exxon lobbyist thought he was in a job interview. Instead, it was a secretly recorded Zoom call.

    Keith McCoy thought he was talking to a job recruiter. Speaking on a Zoom video call in May, the longtime Washington lobbyist talked openly about efforts to blunt the Biden administration’s climate agenda on behalf of the nation’s largest oil and gas company, ExxonMobil. In reality, it was not job interview. It was a sting conducted by Greenpeace UK, an environmental group more than 3,000 miles away. Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. The release of the explosive, secretly recorded video has sent a shock wave across the Atlantic and through Washington as the White House and Congress debate…

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    I Rage-Quit My Job of 6 Years After a New Employee Was Promoted Over Me

    Matthew (not his real name), 42, was an operations manager at an office-furniture supplier. When his company returned to the office, an employee received a promotion he was in the running for. Matthew didn’t plan on quitting in such an emotional way. Here’s his story, as told to Meira Gebel. The thoughts expressed are those of the subject. Insider confirmed his previous employment. See more stories on Insider’s business page. I’ve been working as an operations manager at a large, commercial office-furniture supplier located outside of Philadelphia for the past six years. My duties included supervising a team of installers, managing the quality assurance of our product, and conducting sales…

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