Disgruntled Employees Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

So we’ve been reporting surveys forever that say that huge numbers of employees, as soon as the economy recovers, are going to get out of their crappy jobs and find something better.

New data confirms the same–up to 60 percent of workers are just waiting for a new job elsewhere.

But a survey from Careerbuilder shows that workers are finally doing something other than waiting: 14 percent of employers said that they’d lost top talent in the first quarter of 2011.

The Baltimore Sun found, for example, a woman who stayed in a PR job she didn’t like, an hour away from her significant other, for a full year until she felt brave enough to start poking around.

“I threw in my resume and ended up getting it,” she said. “Now I can say I have a job I always wanted.”