Over the last two and a half years, the U.S. has seen some major changes to the landscape of the workplace. The shift has taken many members of the workforce from office jobs to self-employment. We may very well be witnessing the largest job migration since the Industrial Revolution. In the past three decades, the relationship between employer and employee has dwindled down to a strained relationship at best. Automation of tasks and large-scale layoffs have left employees with a sense of insecurity that has driven them to feel little loyalty to their employers. These changes in the climate of the workspace are largely responsible for the exodus we’ve been seeing from corporate America to franchise ownership.