Low pay, minimal opportunities for growth, and disrespectful work environments—these are just a handful of the top reasons why employees quit their jobs, according to a 2021 Pew Research Center Survey.

Tennessee finished 7th on the list, according to the data. The Volunteer State had a quit rate of 3.4%, 31% higher than the national average.

Tennessee has more ‘quitters’ than most states, data shows

Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected

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I just got fired from a part-time non-profit job I took to help people. Good grief. And I know the story of a woman who worked many years at UT Hospital who was jerked over and disrespected and just left. American management sucks.

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