After (or possibly still during) the so-called “Great Resignation,” which was part of a new labor movement in the U.S. that saw a rush of individuals leave their employment in search of something better, even if it meant having no job at all, some firms are still having problems filling positions.
Even worse, company owners continue to post placards in their establishments accusing employees of making bad decisions by leaving soul-crushing positions that pay badly and have abusive management.
One of these signs attracted a lot of attention on the Reddit “Antiwork” community, leading some to argue that it was an especially poor example among many other similar signs that frequently receive jeers in this area of the internet. This one included a sample of a completely useless job posting, a threat to file charges against anyone who stole the sign, and blamed “lazy workers” and President Joseph Biden for the local diner’s decision to raise rates by 50%.
It’s a triple threat of awful, and it made the OP and their entire family decide to eat somewhere else.
Of course, since the first thing you want to do is put on an apron when you go into a diner and see a notice about the business collapsing and costs soaring. But before you get too excited about $16 an hour, take a moment to read the tiny print. It makes it clear that it is actually $13, but the “excellent perks” more than makeup for that extra $3, right?
If there are hidden, beneficial features that the sign omits to mention, they might. Now, the perks include “a friendly work atmosphere” (unless you quit, in which case the public will refer to you as lazy), “gift card raffles,” and “free snacks.” When you work in the food industry, free food is essentially a given. Our favorite “benefit,” though, is “good pay,” both because a salary is not a job benefit by definition and because this salary is not good by any standard.
The situation is made worse when you learn through the OP’s comment replies that the cafe is situated in New Jersey, where the state minimum wage is $13. Minimal does not equate to “good” in this situation. Paid sick leave is the only item that might even be considered a workplace benefit, but the sign says that you need a doctor’s note to get it, which is one of the most unpleasant and pointless things an employer can expect of you. Yeah, and if you manage to survive that long, you will get paid 50 cents annually. Of course, that results in a sizable annual pay reduction due to “crazy inflation.”
Why are people no longer motivated to work?
“Do not take this paper!!” it warns in all caps. “(We will press charges).”
The sign’s written message at the bottom shows that many other individuals shared the Antiwork user’s sentiments, which is the icing on the cake. Who wouldn’t want to work for a firm that will attack you and anybody else conveniently for its own failures and threatens to arrest anyone who steals a piece of paper with crimes for pitiful wages and lousy benefits? Free food! Who wouldn’t want to work for a firm that will attack you and anybody else conveniently for its own failures and threatens to arrest anyone who steals a piece of paper with crimes for pitiful wages and lousy benefits? Free food!
4.4 million people left their jobs in April, according to employment data, indicating that the Great Resignation is still going strong. This is despite the fact that more and more indicators point to an imminent recession. According to so-called experts on the subject, this is likely to continue for some time to come, especially because they and business owners continue to disregard the simple answer of giving employees incentives to stay, such as higher pay and genuine benefits.
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