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We called it the Great Resignation. It’s when we were coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and about 50 million workers decided to drop their current employer for a much better opportunity. But was it better? According to a new survey by Paychex, an HR and payroll solution company, it apparently was not the right choice for a large percentage of those workers.

According to the survey of 825 employees and 354 employers, 80% of those employees who told their employers to kiss off, and seek a new and exciting adventure, and a better work-life balance, are finding that the only thing they’ve found is a whole bunch of regret and remorse. 90% of Gen Z employees regret their decision, that’s nine out of ten workers 26 years old and younger who were born between 1997 and 2012.

Just half of those who left their job for that better work-life balance with another employer have actually found it, according to the survey. In fact, 68% of those who’ve quit admitted that they asked for their old jobs back, but only 27% of employers say they’ve rehired their old employees.

Many employers either “want to give or have given people their jobs back, with medium-sized businesses the most likely to have done so already. Over 60% of employers (mostly small businesses) are even willing to offer new benefits to returning employees, like raises, remote work, and flexible hours.”

The survey also showed that of the 90% who left their industry altogether, one of the selling points of the so-called Great Resignation, regretted quitting the most.

Of those folks, just 11% found a new job within three months; 50% found a new one between three to six months, 21% within seven to nine months, and 12% within 10 to 12. For 6% who resigned, it took over a year for them to get another job.

In the end, I believe it’s always a good life experience to take risks and in some cases, make what we think are bad decisions. Sometimes the experience is worth more than the money and ends up paying future dividends in the form of wisdom.

The Best Restaurant In Each Town of Middlesex County

Here in the Garden State, we have such a rich and diverse culture, that we get to experience authentic and delicious food from around the world.

That other states may not be able to fully experience. Though one may run into the issue and let me clarify. It’s a good issue to have too many choices.

So to help you experience food to the fullest, maybe even give you some ideas for a nice dinner with family, friends, or even just yourself. We look at Yelp and put together the best restaurants in each town right here in Middlesex County.

So whether you’re feeling hungry for Italian or maybe even Oriental. You know the places that made it on our list. Are they considered the very best by their local communities?

  • Jozanna's Casual Italian Restaurant, Middlesex

    It’s casual, it’s family-operated and it’s right here in Middlesex. Jozanna’s according to the reviews will have you filled up with just the bread and olive oil with roasted garlic because it’s so delicious. It’s the little slice of Italy that you don’t have to get on a plane for. To see why they put the A in family Click Here.

  • Harold's New York Deli, Edison

    Here in New Jersey, it doesn’t matter if you call it a sub, hoagie, or hero. They rock all the same and Harold’s New York Deli brings the delicious taste of NY in an upbeat and local Jersey environment. Generous portion sizes, quick wait times, and food you don’t see at your average deli like Potato Knish. See their full menu by Clicking Here.

  • Destination Dog, New Brunsiwck

    Hot diggity dog! Bringing one of America’s favorite barbeque food into a bar setting. Makes perfect sense to me and it’s why a lot of people made their destination for a fun weekend Destination Dogs. To see why even at 2 am this place is rocking, check out their menu Here

  • Jose Tejas, Woodbridge

    I may not be a spice person, but I can take the heat. And according to Woodbridge Jose Tejas is packing it. With a menu full of Mexican, Cajun, Creole, and Traditional American. This really is a one-stop shop for hungry visitor. See all the positive vibes on their Website

  • Mancini Pizza, East Brunswick

    Did someone say giant pizza? Sign me up! Guests, who visit this pizza shop are warmly welcomed and leave satisfied who could want more? Well how about wine, because according to some you can bring your own! See their menu and why barstool sports gave them a positive review by Clicking Here

  • Nunzios Kitchen, Sayreville

    We aren’t done with pizza just yet! What can you expect when you visit Nunzio’s Kitchen? Well, traditional Italian with a new school twist. According to the public, you can’t go wrong with anything on their robust menu. Which you can see by Clicking Here

  • Pho Today, Piscataway

    If you are looking for a splash of Vietnamese cuisine, well then you may just want to head on over to Piscataway to check out Pho Today. I’ve never eaten Vietnamese, but now I want to after checking out their menu. I can have Pho today and tomorrow and maybe even the next day. Pho REAL check out their Website

  • Rico Taco Mex, Perth Amboy

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    Posted by Rico Taco Mex - Taqueria & Deli on Saturday, March 3, 2018

    If you’re looking for breakfast or even brunch then Rico Taco Mex has you covered in all departments as reviews say the food is full of flavor. I might not be the mayor of flavor town, but I know some good food when I see it. To see their menu to get the full experience Click Here

  • Taqueria Maria's, Monroe

    Don’t worry if Perth Amboy is out of the way you can just head on over to Taqueria Maria’s! Where the spice levels are said to be just perfect. They keep the price fair and the quality high says some of the reviews so Click Here to see their Website for all the info.

  • Rai Rai Ramen, North Brunswick

    I love Ramen and I know a thing or two since I was fortunate enough to go to Japan to have it for myself. Rai Rai is one of the best ramen places on this side of the state! Their food is affordable and will have you picking up the bowl to get the scrapes. To see why it’s one of my go too. See their Yelp page for more info.

  • Heirloom Kitchen, Old Bridge

    Heirloom is offering a special dining experience cause not only will they feed you. They will also teach you how to cook. Their cooking classes have been described as fun and upscale. To make sure your name is on the attendance sheet click on their Website.

  • Hatch 44 Café, Metuchen

    They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But looking at these creative and delicious looking dishes. It makes me feel like I can eat it any time of day. Some are especially loving their lavender haze lattes. See why their mornings are filled with  fun on their Website.

  • House Of Falafel, South Plainfield

    If you’ve never tried middle eastern or Mediterranean. Than this is the perfect place to get started says the reviewers of House of Falafel. From Lamb to Shawarma, the staff offer a memorable and affordable experience to all. See more detail by Clicking Here

  • The Halal Spot, Carteret

    Now I’ve never had Greek until a few of months ago, when they put potato on a fresh burger. Which I had doubts about until I tried it. Ever since then I’ve been looking more into Greek restaurants and this gem is now on my list to visit. The whole menu sounds to die for. So if you’re a fan of Greek cooking see why they became the top pick for Carteret on their Website.

  • Dayton Diner, South Brunswick

    We’re heading back to the classic diner for our next location in South Brunswick. Dayton’s offers a nostalgic experience for the hungry customer. With some of the best reviews mention that classic 50’s and 60’s vibe how could you pass up at least checking it out?

  • Hiro Asian Bistro, Plainsboro

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    Posted by Hiro Asian Bistro on Sunday, February 13, 2022

     

    For next after Ramen comes sushi! Sadly for me this location is a bit out of my way, but worth it all the same. As they offer a wide variety of amazing authentic sushi and sashimi. You can see all the details by Clicking Here.

  • Portuguese Fisherman, South River

    While I have never had Portuguese styled food before, I am a big time fish lover and seeing their fried calamari made me hungry while typing. Though even if you don’t like fish they have plenty to offer on top of a great experience and friendly customer service. See what they can offer you on by Clicking Here.

  • Pithari Taverna, Highland Park

    Bringing it back to the Greek side of things, the local community chose Pithari Taverna, their food is described as the most authentic and hearty in the area by those who visit. Now you’ve peeked my interest my good yelp reviewer. When looking at their menu and portions hearty is right! See what all the type is about by Clicking Here

  • Bovine Burgers, Jamesburg

    Now we are talking! I could eat burgers for breakfast, lunch, dinner and second dinner! So I’m happy to see a burger joint make it on the list. Though looking at their massive menu, they’ve turned burgers into an art, some with kick and some that may look to good to eat. See why Jamesburg gave them four and a half out of five stars by checking out their Website

  • Italian Touch, Cranbury

    We’re coming back to Italian and this place is a just as the name suggests a real touch of Italy. Offering a blend of upscale and casual. Reviews say you can not only bring your own beer, but the portions are huge and the staff make you feel like you’re home. To see why they were one of Yelp’s top 100 last year a touch of Italy to the Garden State Click Here.

  • Seafood Boil, Dunellen

    Seafood is one of my favorite types of food as you can combine it with so much. You’d think it be expensive but reviews say prices are fair and quality is great. Click Here for their website

  • Rice Factory, Milltown

    Rice is another one of my top dishes as it is so versatile. That’s why I’m happy to see a place dedicated to all things rice. Their specialty is Thai and you can see what earned them their spot by Clicking Here.

  • Mara's Continental Cuisine, South Amboy

    Covering all our bases we have another great continental place and it’s a hope skip and jump away from me. With nearly five star reviews I’ll be checking this place out for sure! For more information see their Website

  • Jimmy's Greek American Grill, Spotswood

    Now this is what I’m talking about that fusion between Greek and American is honestly to die for. So if I’d recommend any of the Greek locations on this list, it be all of them of course! But this one is my personal favorite. See what they have to offer by Clicking Here.

  • Villa Borghese, Helmetta

    Ending where we begun is another amazing Italian restaurant. The reviews say Villa Borghese is a friendly and overall fun environment. See their website by Clicking Here.

 

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