No one wants to work anymore

Posted by $ jbrenner 2 years, 10 months ago to Culture
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This is an Atlas Shrugged moment if there ever was one.

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  • Posted by $ WilliamShipley 2 years, 10 months ago
    The Covid bumps to unemployment benefits makes it hard to hire someone for routine work.

    I had an employee I liked, she got a better job an we wished her well, I couldn't offer a matching raise in fairness to my other employees.

    That was February 2020. Two months later she was out of work (and we were paying for her unemployment since she had worked with us recently) With her additional $15 an hour on top of her unemployment she was making more than the new job.

    I would have offered her job back, but I couldn't compete with unemployment wages,
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 2 years, 10 months ago
    In 2007, for the first time in my very long working career, I applied for unemployment fees. A big rich lawyer from Baker, Botts law firm had the audacity to intervene to keep me from collecting it. The representative from the Texas Employment Commission listened patiently to his tirade and then granted me full reimbursement of benefits. Sore looser.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 2 years, 10 months ago
    Yeah, I mentioned this here recently. It's tough to get any contractors to sign on to work. Even contractors are impacted by this new lethargy. I immediately thought of Atlas Shrugged when I noticed this.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 years, 10 months ago
    Could some former employees be suddenly realizing that their employment was nothing more than serfdom with little hope for learning or advancement because government has crippled entrepreneurship and destroyed competition ?
    Have they realized they have been lied to by corrupt government propagandists from the time they we sent to kindergarten until they left "high" school (and that their parents had the same "education")?
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    • Posted by VetteGuy 2 years, 10 months ago
      I would LIKE to think so, but I doubt it. They have not been taught to THINK at all, only to 'feel'.

      And most of them will 'feel' like they have been 'victimized' by some 'privileged' person (or company) and therefore are entitled to some form of payment, which they should not have to work for. .
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