- Mar 2019
- "US" of A
Used to be there was an honor system among employers who wanted to keep employees who did a good job so they gave them raises.
Small businesses still do that, but we've got so few left people have just become used to working in places where they're shown no respect and literally everyone who works there hates their job. They lie and say they don't, but they do.
That's what happens when an ostensibly free people collectively wait too long to speak up. It becomes the norm and not isolated to "a" job. Sure. Go change jobs. Move if you have to. Plop the kids into a new school if you must. Go through all of that.
You're/I'm/we're going to pick up on "that thing", that future lack of respect over time after all the effort and good work you/I/we put in, in the next interview process that you/I/we missed last time?
I don't think it's a/the job. I think it's jobs these days, lucky if you're not in that position. Flatlined worker wages versus massive gains in worker productivity going all the way back to the early 1970s and the Powell Memorandum explain the trajectory and the policy that drove it. The Trilateral Commission publication A Crisis of Democracy further illustrates the orchestration.