Forty-five percent of laid-off workers say they’d go back to work for the company that dumped them, a Temple University study says.
The study of unemployed college-educated professionals found that while people are still angry about losing their jobs, they’re desperate for work.
“People are at a point where they’re losing their houses, their wives or husbands are leaving them. They’re in a severe hardship,” said Tony Petrucci, an assistant professor and managing partner at Gravitas LLC, an executive and board search firm, said in a Temple news release. “People are saying, ‘I may not like this employer because of how they handled my layoff. I’m angry, but I would consider going back to work with them.’ It’s a state of desperation.”