We all know someone who is always threatening to quit their job, but they never do it. You might even be that person, depending on the day you're having.

When it comes to actually quitting a job, what is the main reason for Minnesotans leaving their place of employment? My initial thoughts were things like the commute which can be less than ideal in winter months, or poor management.

The actual number one reason for Minnesotans leaving their job is all about the paycheck. Zippia did a survey of 2,000 people to find why employees quit in every state, and for Minnesota, the number one answer was "money".

Is it money or a new, swanky title- aka “better opportunities?” Could it be workers are seeking something deeper? Like work-life balance and a job they find fulfilling. Or maybe the old adage, “people don’t quit their job, they quit bosses” is true.

Overall, money was a top answer in the country, but it wasn't the only factor for people seeking other employment.

Over 60% of workers admit unpleasant work environment, unsupportive boss, and work they don’t enjoy will hasten their departure from a job.

As the saying goes, people don't quit jobs, they quit bosses.

Reasons for some of our neighboring states to quit are:

  • North Dakota - Unpleasant Environment
  • South Dakota - Work-Life Balance
  • Iowa - Money
  • Wisconsin - Money
  • Michigan - Dislike the Work

I'm a firm believer that the grass isn't always greener at the other place of employment, it's green where you water it. But sometimes you can over water and it might be time to find a new lawn.

Zippia Survey 

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