Pre-pandemic, our workforce was already struggling. Stagnant wages never able to keep up with costs of living. If only minimum wage increased 3% a year like real estates does! Or at the very least based on a tiny fraction of local real estate prices.
And today, with Forbes citing a general management crisis in America, more and more companies seem to be taking actions out of their own stress and anger that greatly contribute to making an employees life more diffifult if not impossible.
The first goal of an employee should be to make things work out by working hand in hand with managment as needed. But despite how hard some of us work to try and improve things, some companies have become more interested in trying to destroy anyone with the misfortune of finding themselves in their crosshairs.
As a quick shout out, if youre in a one party state, consider digital recordings to back up any claims of harship etc. Especially if you are given a PIP with unfounded claims. Having a recording of how your "correctional" time actually went can go a long way to saving a career.
Decades ago, the benefit of a minimum wage job was the stability of its hours, not to mention a greatly reduced cost of living in the past. Since jobs were largely offering the minimum amount required, there seemed to be more gratitude that the employees willing to work for that amount. Yet today it feels like there's almost contention for the work force.
Over time, less and less minimum wage workers were given stable hours and now today fewer and fewer workers are even informed as to how many hours theyre allowed to work from week to week. I can clearly remember working for a boat company in Ny, Ny where my hours were punished because of a miscommunication on the part of the scheduler. That was my last day.
More than any other class of individuals, employees have it pretty rough today. With many of us suffering from “covid depression/anger” many businesses have had to put up signs in haste asking customers to please be patient with the employees that did show up.
And now today we struggle to get employees back to work. When it came to pandemic struggles, it’s a bit difficult to deeply look at results of republican states opening up early and ending unemployment to force people back to work, yet republicans generally saw a 20% increase in their labor force yet at a heavy price in Covid related deaths. For example, Florida accounts for 6% of the nations population but had 18% of our recent Covid related deaths.
Generally, the best way forward will tend to be somewhere in the middle of each aisle, if we could only figure out how to work together again.
In general, there are a few key things an employee has to master today.
Beginning with the story of the samurai, and learning to not care so much what others or management is saying about you and fight to give it your peaceful best, regardless of how much time you plan to remain.
Understand what illusionists are and avoid them at all costs, fighting them directly will be nearly impossible since they generally succeed in making themselves close to management, or are part of it. What's unfortunate is when they decide another top worker is an "ugly duckling" to the point that any friendship with them can paint a similar target on your back as well. Under the effects of an illusionist the top workers can generally be divided into two categories.
Actively dying but appreciated. These people carry an ungodly amount of work on their shoulders and are very open with the fact that this is probably horrible for their health.
The hard working black sheep. These are the ones that "only" do about 20% to 200% the work of everyone else, but are opinionated, fight to prevent their own overwhelm, continually talk about increasing standards etc. These people threaten the illusionist the most and will suffer the most attacks. And of course those attacks are always done in a "polite" and non sinister way, usually in the guide of them being helpful and "stepping up."
E.g. "Oh hey by the way, thanks to my diligent astuteness I caught that hard worker talking about planning to sue us. We gotta be careful of them!"
The rest of the staff will be burned out. Which is right where the illusionist wants everyone to be, where they then look the best.
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