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Connections: Why is "ghosting" employers on the rise?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “ghosting” used in the context of dating or relationships – where a partner or potential date just disappears. The term is now being used in workplaces; economists are reporting that workers are ghosting their employers.

Why are an increasing number of workers not showing up, quitting without notice, and blowing off interviews? Some researchers say the booming labor market is to blame; with so many jobs available, there’s something else around the corner. But some millennials say they’re ghosting employers to teach them a lesson about how to treat workers.

We discuss this new trend and its impact with our guests:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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