posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 04:06 PM
The economy may have improved somewhat, but when the recession hit most manufacturers of common everyday items scaled back on things - for example,
cereal prices went up while the boxes got smaller. Once things started to turn around prices didn't go back down and the packaging didn't change
On top of that wages still haven't kept pace with the economy going back a few decades, but now healthcare costs and almost everything else costs
more, meaning your wages actually buy less than they used to. With more and more employers passing more and more of the healthcare costs over to
their employees, you actually earn way less than you used to even 10 to 15 years ago simply because pay raises didn't keep up with the shifting costs
of the healthcare changes.
Then another issue is that many employers don't want to hire full time staff. Many would prefer to hire the bare minimum of part time staff, and then
call them in on short notice or have them do heavily regulated overtime. By regulated, I mean they don't want you having so many hours that you could
make a valid claim for full time. I've seen this so often now where stores like Lowes, Kroger, Wendys, etc. have a few people in full time positions
in supervisory or management, but everyone else is part time and they never have enough people to fully cover unless they have others do OT or come in
on their scheduled days off.
This younger generation has been described as more willing to quit a job than any previous generation, more willing to pass on a job they don't like,
and more willing to stay at home (parent's) without working.
I don't think the issue is with people not wanting to work - I think the issue is that people feel like they are giving up a big portion of their
lives for increasingly little in return. Many of these companies ask for loyalty, but rarely do they show the same to their employees. When Wells
Fargo had their scandal, that was driven by upper and middle management, who did they toss under the bus - the frontline employees. Sadly we see this
all too often and people are finally starting to wake up to it.