Last year was full of buzz about the “Great Resignation.” Statistically speaking, it was clearly a movement in which Americans voluntarily turned in their own two-week notices – but never before in such great numbers. In fact, it was several million members of the workforce that were quitting each month. Many had clearly reached their limits of frustration. Coupled with the stresses of the pandemic, poor compensation packages, or simply no longer willing to put up with Corporate America, tens of millions of workers left for greener pastures. As of last November, the total number was up to 46.6 million!
Thankfully, a great deal of these employees turned their attention to discovering a life more entrepreneurial. And many who went on to become their own boss in 2022 are now reaping the rewards of more freedom and flexibility – not to mention unlimited earning potential. But this phenomenon got us thinking – what should FranNet of DFW & Oklahoma be looking for in terms of this year’s workplace trends? Well, we did the research, so you don’t have to…
New Hashtags, Terms, and Trends for 2023
Jill Abrahamsen, the editor-in-chief of Franchise Consultant Magazine and the FranchiseWire website, recently wrote a highly entertaining article about a few of these workplace trends. For instance, if you’re a remote-based employee who chooses to go AWOL – like a trip to the local coffee shop or the Bahamas – you’ve taken a “Hush Trip.” Late last year, we were also introduced to “Quiet Quitting.” It’s a scenario when you haven’t exactly quit, but your on-the-job performance suggests otherwise. To quote the main character in the cult classic movie, ‘Office Space,’ it means doing the bare minimum – or just enough to not get fired. One new solution for getting a better opportunity appears to be “Rage Applying” – a relentless, rapid-fire shotgun approach to online job applications – looking for anything to get you out of your current situation.
A Better Solution? Franchise Your Way to Freedom!
The new workplace terms and trends that Abrahamsen wrote about are all good for a laugh, but as many disgruntled employees will tell you, their situations are no joke. And there appear to be quite a few of them, as a recent Gallup poll reveals that only one-third of all employees are truly engaged in their jobs! Would you consider yourself among them? If so, you can become part of the Great Resignation, take frequent Hush Trips, Quiet Quit, or Rage Apply. But if you’re looking to improve your work situation, your career, and – by extension – your entire life, there’s another option you should look into. And it won’t cost you a dime to investigate. The answer? Franchising.
The Benefits of Franchising
The many benefits of franchising have been discussed repeatedly in this space by FranNet of DFW & Oklahoma, but they always bear repeating. And you can take advantage of them, whether you’ve always wanted to be your own boss or even if you’re considering a career transition. Here’s what you have to look forward to. More freedom and flexibility – the chance to set your own hours and schedule. Doing something you love – following your passion, not just your potential. Generating income that belongs solely to you, not your corporate bosses. And lastly, a better lifestyle for you and your loved ones. There are thousands and thousands of different franchise concepts to consider – meaning it’s highly likely there’s a perfect fit out there for you – you just have to find it.
As franchise experts, FranNet of DFW & Oklahoma can help you find it. All you have to do is set up an initial discovery call with us. We’ll assess your current situation, your lifestyle, and your goals, and then come up with a plan to review multiple franchise concepts with you. We can give you a full education and help you navigate your way to business ownership, providing you with an opportunity to live a more happy and fulfilling life. Because, as we all know, life is too short for us not to live up to our full potential.
If you’d like to know more about franchise opportunities and ownership, please get in touch. FranNet of DFW & Oklahoma is uniquely qualified to match your potential with the possibilities that come from small business ownership through franchising. All you have to do is allow us to be your guide. Our no-cost, no-obligation consultations have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs in North Texas and Oklahoma secure a future that belongs to them and them alone. If you’d like to get started on your own entrepreneurial journey, we’d love to introduce you to a whole new world of possibilities through franchise ownership.