The benefits of art in the workplace are numerous. Workplace stress relief and promoting a relaxing atmosphere are just a couple of the benefits workplace decorations and art foster.
Research from Exeter University’s School of Psychology found that employees who have a hand in office design and workspace layout are happier, healthier, and up to 32% more productive. For all the ways companies are developing to keep their employees happy, healthy, and productive, sometimes it’s an impossible task and people want out.
Quitting a job is fraught with stress and some people stay because they don’t want to, or are afraid to, deal with the stressors associated with quitting. But, if you’ve got $450 lying around, someone can do it for you.
Japanese company Exit provides a unique solution for avoiding the awkwardness of quitting a job. For Exit to help you out of a fulltime job, the fee is $450. A part-time job is $360 and, apparently, for people who have utilized the service more than once, there’s a $90 discount. Good deal for job hopping?
“There’s definitely demand out there. Personally, I’m perplexed as to why people find it hard to quit, but I do sense that this atmosphere is prevalent in Japan,” said company co-founder Yuichiro Okazaki.
The company portrays a message of new beginnings and the potential to start/follow a different career path. However, the company’s logo is literally a person running out of a door, which definitely shows that they’re aware that some people simply want to get out of their job.
“Quitting jobs can be a soul-crushing hassle,” Niino tells The Japan Times. “We’re here to provide a sense of relief by taking on that burden,” said the other co-founder, Toshiyuki Niino.
Together, Niino and Okazaki have developed a profitable company that aids people in the process of exiting their jobs. It currently operates only in Japan, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it spread, tapping the presumably vast market of career dissatisfaction.
No amount of autonomy, workplace decorations, or promises for a stress-free environment can stop someone with their heart set on leaving a company. Perhaps employers need to have a better pulse on how their employees are feeling lest they begin receiving calls from Exit.