The thing that stuck out to me the most in chapter six was withdrawal cognition, particularly because I went through it at every single one of my jobs. After I read this chapter, I realized it was due to my dissatisfaction with my jobs, and all this time I thought I just get bored of work easily.
Withdrawal Cognition - n. Overall thoughts and feelings about quitting a job. Primary reason is lack of job satisfaction.
I'm sure a lot of us have been through it. Saturday afternoon. Your phone rings. You reach over expecting it to be your buddy giving you the details on tonight's party. Instead, you see a different familiar number. It's your work calling, and you know exactly what they're going to ask before you pick up the phone. "Hey buddy, I was wondering if you could come in to work tonight. Becky called in because she has some stomach virus and Hugo already said no; you're our only shot." Dilemma. Disappoint or be disappointed.
Thus starts the cycle of the withdrawal cognition. Withdrawal cognition is exactly how we feel when we first get that call, or a sudden schedule change, or a denial on a day off request. If the feeling and thoughts continue, you will most likely quit. Normal feelings due to crappy job conditions. But there is a cure, an antidote available for employers to combat employee withdrawal cognition. Improve job satisfaction. Simple theory that is rarely practiced.
I tried to find additional sources for withdrawal cognition, but my only results were of Cognitive Impairment in Acute Cocaine Withdrawal