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Woman's outlook on management driving good employees to quit is today's hard-hitting reality

The frustrated worker revealed the fastest way management loses its good resources and thousands of employees resonated with it.

Woman's outlook on management driving good employees to quit is today's hard-hitting reality
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital

Employees are an organization's pivotal resources. The true test of management arises when its manpower keeps dwindling. We live in an era where companies are obliged to make captivating job ads and employee-friendly policies so that they attract and retain their most valuable resources. Considering the complications of technological advancements and strenuous job roles, there's a dire need to set up and maintain a positive work culture to prevent employee burnout. However, whether every organization has achieved an optimistic work environment is still a question. Jaime Reynolds, an IT support worker and a solopreneur–who goes by @jaime.goesdigital–shared her thoughts on TikTok about how organizations get rid of their good employees by having unrealistic expectations.

Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital
Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital

"Do you want to know the way to get rid of good employees? It is to work them to death," Reynolds said. "And then in meetings berate them on how they're not getting their stuff done and how they could be doing a better job." The mom of three captioned her video, "I don't understand this at all." 

According to Forbes, the average employee turnover rate in the US is 3.8% and over two-thirds of this turnover is caused by voluntary quitting. In SHRM's last year's report on the major causes of employee turnover, apart from factors like lack of adequate compensation and career growth opportunities, lack of work flexibility, unsustainable work expectations and uninspiring leaders contributed hugely to losing good employees.

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Image Source: TikTok | @philsphan17
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Image Source: TikTok | @angelafromcanada

Reynolds's video gained over half a million views and thousands of comments. @leahsaurusrex461 commented, "My husband walked off the job after 16 years. The most loyal, hardworking person I've ever met and they destroyed him. Now he's living his best life." @probably.spam wrote, "I had been staying late 2-3 hours every day. The first time I stayed only 1.5 hours late, they treated me like I was skipping work. Now I go home on time."

Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital
Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital

As Reynolds' video received an unexpectedly overwhelming response, she made a follow-up video where she shared her views on the impacts of the unfair treatment by management. Many responses that said healthcare professionals and teachers faced the same issues or quit their jobs because of mistreatment made Reynolds upset. She expressed that a lot of managers need to go to some kind of management training and know how to treat people, conduct meetings, relay expectations to staff and oversee if people complete the tasks they're assigned to so that it doesn't overload someone else.

Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital
Image Source: TikTok | @jaime.goesdigital
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Image Source: TikTok | @sirphilipe

The solopreneur said that when an employer has ineffective resource management and allocates an unreasonable amount of work to one person, it leads to a disastrous situation. Reynolds expects organizations, in general, to bring changes in their resource management aspect and treat employees better. "I would like to feel like I'm making progress and that I'm doing a good job," mentioned Reynolds. She added that the place where she spends 40 hours or more a week should be inspiring and not ruin her mental and physical health by causing headaches, ulcers, hypertension or stress. 

People online related to her thoughts and @snappydragons commented, "My manager is openly recording the department's metrics at the moment to report to the owner. She says it's to show how great we're doing, but we all know they're trying to figure out who they could cut."

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