New York Times: Honeymoons, Babymoons and Jobbymoons?
“It used to be that you’d have lifetime employment with one employer, and that you’d never really have breaks,” said John Challenger, the chief executive at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive-outplacement firm. “Now we’re seeing plenty of people who decide to take advantage of the natural gaps that occur in one’s work history.”
Data suggests that job-hopping behavior may be generational; according to LinkedIn, in 2016, millennials switched jobs 2.2 times more than nonmillennials and had a lower median tenure before hopping.
Mr. Challenger said that the chance to take time off can be the silver lining to “no-fault job loss”; say, companywide downsizing.