NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Take this job and shove it?That's the title of an old country chestnut, written by David Allan Coe in 1978, and most famously covered by Johnny Paycheck. Fast forward 34 years and it's a tune, in increasingly strident fashion, being sung by more and more Americans workers.
|More employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs than those who are being asked to leave by their employers, according to new government data.|
Maybe the great American worker knows something the eggheads in Washington and on Wall Street don't. Or more likely, an increasing amount of Americans may have finally had enough of working longer hours for shorter pay, and are striking out on their own and setting up an office in the garage, or heading off to North Dakota and Western Pennsylvania to cash in on the shale oil boom. Nobody really knows. But economists and maybe even nervous employers will be keeping a close eye on next month's JOLTS survey. Some of their best workers may, indirectly at least, be on it.