posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 01:55 PM
The way a lot of companies are treating workers is anyone surprised? Big business is making more and more in profit on the backs of employees.
Employees are now being asked to do not only their job but two others because companies are reducing payroll. Many companies are treating people like
livestock and people are getting fed up.
I am not advocating people to become welfare kings and queens but I can acknowledge what is contributing to the fact we are having jobs and labor
problems in our country.
The other problem I see is that you just can't get a job anymore receive your pay and go home to your family. Working for many employers comes with
all kinds of additional abuse and stress. Many employers are not being upfront with what is expected to perform the job. Many are tricking people into
believing they are full time employees only to find out later they were classified as temporary or part time to avoid paying benefits and consistent
hours. It's not about trading your skills and time to an employer for set duties and responsibilities anymore.
Personally I believe we have a labor crisis on our hands. Educated and skilled workers are now "being forced" into taking low paid part time jobs. A
friend of mine that has a degree in graphic design from a well respected university in the Midwest just accepted a part time job at Staples as a copy
center associate after a long job search. That may be good for Staples, but not for my friend that spent 4 years earning a degree to end up working
for 50 cents above minimum wage.
I personally believe the solution to this labor problem is for workers to refuse to take low paying jobs. If people want to be paid a living wage for
their skills then they need to say no to employers offering low wages. If there are enough people refusing to take low wages then employers will have
to reevaluate what they pay their employees.
How do people do this when they are basically a few paychecks from being homeless? I think self employment is the answer there. If you have something
valuable to market to an employer, then you should have something of value to offer other people. We also need to be better with our money.
Discretionary spending needs to be limited. Every pizza you order, every trip to Best Buy and every 4 dollar coffee from Starbucks further enslaves
people to their "job". If people are stuck in a low paying slave job every unneeded purchase further keeps them enslaved.
edit on 15-7-2012 by
AssiduousSpook because: no reason