This week my erstwhile cohost and collaborator, Luke, and I have a free-flowing conversation about the Great Resignation. This was a hot topic last fall as 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November 2021 and 4.3 Million in August of 2021. That’s according to reports from the US Department of Labor Statistics. We discuss how varying factors drove this phenomenon in different sectors of the economy, or at least the common narratives that have been deployed to explain for white and blue-collar workers. We also discuss the impact of and the connection or lack of connection to other trends such as drives to unionize in the service, education, and care sectors.