Really gettin tired of ppl on here saying, "...you get what you deserve..." if you don't quit. Has anyone considered the fact that maybe that's easier said then done? Americans can be told all day long that the economy is strong and there are jobs a plenty but that doesn't matter if you're part of the 65% of the eligible workforce seeking work in the blue collar market. "Well go get a degree then Boomer!". In case you haven't noticed, college in America ain't free. Almost 45% of students in college right now are literally working their way through it so even if someone's decided to GET OUT NOW or get what they deserve... bills still gotta get paid.
If you're going to advise WFM TMs to leave WF cause it's only going to get worse, at least offer up some constructive advice on how to transition out. Provide some resources for those who may not think they have a choice or the skill set to leave since it's all they known for 10+ years. We've got to stop being so critical and start being proactive supporters. The world is a very different place now and if we don't start showing some empathy for what each of us are/may be going through our path ahead will not be a good one.
My advice if you want to leave:
Plan. Plan like your life depends on it, cause it does.
Set your timeline, even if it's 3yrs that's ok cause it might not take that long.
Surround yourself with people and things that support and align with your new life. Positive influences only!
It's ok to be afraid. Allow yourself that. Fear is a natural response evolved into our DNA to make us aware of a situation that "may" cause harm thus allowing us to choose how to react. Remember you have a CHOICE in how you respond. No danger Will Robinson? Then proceed with confidence.
I'm in the final year of my transition out of a loooong career with WFM. It was not easy, I put it off many times but when I realized I was staying because it was easier than pursuing what would make me happy, I ran out of excuses. I decided I'm not going to listen to the naysayers and finally get paid to do what I love and wake up everyday loving what I do. :)
Good luck all! Happy New Year!