Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a new trend has emerged in Western countries, especially in the United States, where employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs to focus on their mental health. This phenomenon has been called a “big resignation”. Prince Harry is happy to see this new development. The Duke of Sussex also spoke of the need to celebrate the “Great Resignation” because leaving a miserable job is good for one’s mental health.
Harry, who stepped down from his royal duties last year, made the comments during his recent interview with Fast Company magazine.
He also considered that resigning from a job during the pandemic “isn’t all bad” before adding that it is a sign that “self-awareness comes with the need for change.”
So many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn’t bring them happiness, and now they put their mental health and happiness first. “This is something to celebrate,” said the 37-year-old while promoting a startup that focuses on mental health.
Harry’s comments on the “Big Resignation” sparked controversy on various social media sites. While a few people praised the former royal family for speaking out on these issues, others described it as a far cry.
In response to Harry’s statement, one user said: “As you all know, I totally agree with Prince Harry.”
Another said: “Prince Harry is absolutely right when he says you should leave a job, which you no longer enjoy and which is causing you grief, in the interests of your mental health.”
Prince Harry is absolutely right when he says you should leave a job, which you no longer enjoy and which is causing you grief, in the interest of your mental health. I did it after more than 20 years in education and I have never felt more comfortable. My dream job started in January 2022. – Li’l Imp 👑 (ImpishSugar) December 7, 2021
“Not everyone has the privilege or luxury that he or she has to make that kind of decision. Normally no other job awaits,” reads an argument opposing Harry’s Twitter statement.
Not everyone has the privilege or luxury that he or she does to make this kind of decision. Usually there is no other job waiting. Monticello Edge December 7, 2021
Harry joined tech startup BetterUp, an eight-year-old San Francisco-based company worth $4.7 billion, in March 2021 as its CEO.
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