Gen Z workers who are frustrated celebrate their resignations via highly public social media posts.  

In the middle of “Great Resignation”, young Americans and Brits are sharing TikTok videos, and Instagram reels that show the exact moment when they quit. TikTok has seen 194.1 million people use the hashtag “quitmyjob”, while 40.9million have used #iquitmyjob.

The Reddit forum R/antiwork – where people share thoughts on leaving work, the drawbacks of work,  and why society as a whole should work less – has seen a surge of subscribers this year.

Tweets allow workers to share screen shots of texts exchanged with their bosses. One reads: ‘Mail me my check. I quit.’

Amid the 'Great Resignation', young people are posting TikTok videos and Instagram reels of the moment they said: 'I quit'. Hunter Aleece, from the US, went viral with her clip

An Irish user named Rachel who revealed how she quit and went travelling

In the middle of “Great Resignation”, young people are uploading TikTok videos to Instagram reels that show the exact moment when they quit. The clip of Hunter Aleece from the US went viral. Below right is Rachel, an Irish user who shared her journey to travel and how she quit.

These reasons can be varied. Many resignations are accompanied by complaints of toxic workplaces, bad management, and long hours. Some people simply don’t like what they do.

This comes two years after Prince Harry was criticized for telling people to leave jobs they don’t enjoy. 

Unable to stop travelling, a man said, “I don’t want my life wasted doing something I dislike!” 

There is no way to know if those who quit QuitTok have found another job, or what their plans are for supporting themselves.  

Others paint themselves as inspiring figures. At the beginning of her video, one woman states: “This is proof that you can quit your job and do what’s best for you.” Then she shares a short movie about the vacation she had with her boyfriend following her quitting.   

For centuries, the reasons that people quit are bad bosses. Bad hours. Feeling overworked. They have been brought to a sharper focus by the recent pandemic. 

The reasons for quitting are varied. Complaints of a toxic work environment, bad management and unreasonable hours often accompany the resignation posts. Above, one woman from the US said she was quitting because of bad management. She did not name the company

Many reasons can be given for leaving. Many resignations are accompanied by complaints of toxic workplace environments, poor management and long working hours. Below, a woman from America stated she had quit due to poor management. She didn’t name the company.

One American woman cited mental health as the reason for a change in her job

Another woman from the US who said she quit her job 'without a back-up plan'

Untitled American woman (left) cited mental illness as the reason why she wanted to change her job. Here’s another American woman who stated that she left her job “without any back-up plans”.

Some TikTok users, like Jack from the US, go so far as to share their resignation letters. Others record their phone conversations with their bosses

TikTok users such as Jack in the US go to great lengths to send their resignation letters. Some record phone calls with bosses.

It is now known as the “Great Resignation” America’s quitting rate is historically high, reaching 3 percent this autumn. One study in the UK found that nearly one-fourth of workers are actively looking to switch employers within the next six months. 

Laura Trendall Morrison, the founder of GameChanger Consultancy said that the disruptions of the last 18 months caused by Covid and other problems have led individuals to question their values, work-life balance, and core purpose within the context of social engagement and well being. 

“The ability to reflect gives people the chance to assess if they are fulfilled by their work.

James Routledge (author of Mental Health at Work) and co-founder of Sanctus workplace mental health organization Sanctus agreed. ‘You can call it the great resignation. I prefer to see it as the greatest awakening. Many of us have begun to be more aware of how our mental health is being affected and are now making choices that prioritize our mental well-being, even though they may not align with our cultural norms.

The Reddit forum R/antiwork - where people share thoughts on leaving work, the drawbacks of work, and why society as a whole should work less - has seen a surge of subscribers this year. Employees also share screenshots of their text exchanges with their bosses

A text exchange with one horrible boss from the US

Reddit Forum R/antiwork has experienced a significant increase in users this year. It allows you to discuss the benefits and drawbacks associated with work. Also, employees can share screen shots of text conversations with bosses (pictured).

“Long before the advent of computers, people wore a suit and tie to work. What happens when you work remotely? We are all left asking big questions about the pandemic.

“We will see people taking job cuts, losing promotions, changing careers, and leaving their jobs. People must prioritize their mental health, explore who and what they value and live in a world that is suited to them.

Positive reasons are another reason people leave. Reports have indicated that salary increases are occurring amid shortages of candidates, which could mean people may leave their employer to take a better-paid, comparable role at another company. Some are even changing their industries entirely.  

Many TikTok founders share their stories about how they resigned and gained the confidence to launch their own businesses or, in certain cases, even become social media superstars full time.  

Workers can now seek work opportunities from places they might not have been able to before the rise of hybrid models. It is easier to work from home. 

These real-life issues, however, are not often addressed in QuitTok videos. These clips are simple. I quit and you too can.  

Fury says Prince Harry that quitting work is good for your mental well-being and that’many people have been stuck at jobs which don’t bring joy to their lives’

Yesterday, Prince Harry advised those who are’stuck’ in work that doesn’t bring joy to leave and suggested it was worth celebrating two years since his bitter departure from the Royal Family. 

The Duke of Sussex, who lives in an £11million mansion in California and has a series of endorsement deals with companies that pay him to represent their brands, said people should leave their jobs Their happiness is our priority

Some may interpret the comments of the 37-year old prince as being about how he and his wife Meghan Markle left Britain last year to head North America. He then claimed that his family had cut him off financial.

On the same day as his brother Prince William spoke out about mental health, his comments were also published in an Apple walking tour. William described how his work as an Air Ambulance helicopter pilot caused him to experience a mental illness when he was called to help a severely injured child. However, he continued working.

Prince Harry talks about his work at California-based mental health company BetterUp, where he is 'chief impact officer', in a Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company

Prince Harry talks about his work at California-based mental health company BetterUp, where he is ‘chief impact officer’, in a Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company

Harry said that today’s world is at the “beginning of the mental-health awakening” and spoke out about his desire to ‘continue leading the conversation’. In an interview, he spoke to Fast Company in a roundtable about his position as the ‘chief impact officers’ at BetterUp, a California-based mental healthcare start-up. 

BetterUp is valued at £3billion and Harry’s role, which he began in March, includes product strategy, philanthropy, and public advocacy related to mental health. The company’s pledge to the ‘Pledge 11%’ movement, which encourages corporations to contribute 1% of their profits, equity, time, or staff to local communities, is also his responsibility. 

MailOnline was told by Kieran Boyle (CKB Recruitment’s managing director in Gloucester) that he does indeed live in “cloud cuckool land.” While most people want to quit a bad job, the truth is that it’s not possible. The reality is that a large portion of workers are at risk of losing all their income by being paid only two-three times what they earned. Our young prince might be encouraged to use his brain before his lips move. 

Rob Peters, mortgage expert at Simple Fast Mortgage in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, added: ‘If you quit your job without the means to support yourself, I am pretty sure that the stress of ‘where the next meal will come from’, might be equally bad for your mental health.’

And Scott Gallacher, director at chartered financial planners Rowley Turton in Leicester, told MailOnline: ‘Whilst I agree that none of us should be stuck in a job we hate, quitting without either a ‘stuff it’ emergency fund or a replacement job lined up would be foolhardy. Many people don’t have an emergency fund or a backup plan. You have immediate worries about how you will pay bills. But, you also need to consider the potential damage to your credit rating and long-term financial prospects.