Employers Gone Wild!!!!!

Everybody is familiar with the Girls Gone Wild series. College and high school girls are running wild and semi-naked on the beach. There is drinking and carousing in a hedonistic atmosphere. It is an anything goes situation and that is what we are witnessing in the employment arena. Companies now know that jobs are tight and they can do anything they want to the workers. They know if you quit there are at least 100 people waiting to replace you the very next day. One of my friends told me that her employer had a quick huddle with them and said the workers healthcare costs were going up, and now the employee contribution would be double of what it had been. In the past news like this would have warranted some discussion and some clarification, but in this case it was a simple edict. Another friend’s company had sent part of the work to a foreign country to cut the cost of paying American workers. Now that country is under siege and some of the work might be coming stateside so get ready to pick up the slack. The employer has all the marbles and he is not inclined to play fair because he does not have to. So this is the age of the employer. They write the rules and they can re-write them anytime they get good and ready, and judging from what I see they are rewriting them as you read this post.

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  • gjgj  On April 24, 2009 at 5:52 am

    As you well know, ebonymom, I am sadly living this! My employers are wildly running all over us peons, and all we can do is be thankful to have a job. Part of the reason healthcare costs are skyrocketing is because people are stressed O-U-T!

  • me2008l  On April 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    This work situation just gets more ridiculous as time goes on. What’s next? Do we have to fight to the death for some big-wig’s amusement?

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