I have struggled to understand why there are so many job openings.
I have heard people want more from their job, more pay, benefits, better treatment, more flexibility, etc.
Following are three top reasons according to money.Yahoo.com Other reasons include not wanting to work in the office and wanting to work only in a gig economy.
Not necessary❓Retiring early❓Being a full-time parent❓
It seems that way too many Americans just don’t want to work, at least in the context of those of us long retired after working 40-50 years.
It’s not like we never had to endure insults, unfair pay, emotional abuse, discrimination, nepotism, vindictive bosses and much more.
We may have been required to work OT or weekends or shifts we didn’t like, but we had jobs to do and families to support which was the top priority.
Is it different today? Is it all about self? Do I really need to give my opinion?
I worked every day of my life from age fourteen, I even had a part-time job while in the army. Am I the sucker❓
Why aren’t high school seniors and college kids clamoring for restaurant and other jobs this summer?
Workers may not feel it’s necessary to take any job for any wage. With plenty of job openings, workers have decided to spend their time as an unemployed worker looking for a job that better fits their salary and benefit needs.
The pandemic hastened the departure of the aging baby-boom generation from the workforce, and they may not be coming back. Roughly 2.5 million Americans over the age of 55 retired, including more than one million early retirements, leaving a hole in the labor force.
Finding someone to care for your child while you’re working continues to be a struggle for working parents. The U.S. Census Bureau found that in the months after the first shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, 19.6% of adults said they weren’t working due to childcare issues, and that issue continues to be a factor.
Demand for childcare has increased due to a decline in childcare workers, making it harder for parents to find openings for their kids at daycares and preschools. Costs have also risen, which means more parents are having to decide between staying in the workforce or quitting their jobs to become full-time stay-at-home parents.
As more and more Americans express their dislike of working except on their terms business will find a way to cope, to do without, to automate, to embrace all sorts of technology.
Where have all the tellers gone❓How many cashiers have been replaced by self checkout❓How much ordering in fast food restaurants and supermarkets has been automated❓
People who make and serve cups of coffee need a union? I’d love to negotiate that contract.
When I graduated high school I was desperate for any job, I would take whatever was offered and I did – the lowest paying job in a company of 15,000.
What a sucker I must have been
And isn’t it sad – my opinion – that our society and workforce runs on someone else taking care of our children because Mom must work? There are many reasons why Mom must work and too many are not out of necessity.
Those who complain about the workplace or the business they work for don’t understand there is no such thing as a business or corporation with feelings, thought or empathy.
All decisions are made by people. Bosses are people just like everyone else. Their actions and attitudes reflect those of our society both in and outside the workplace.