Issues finding workers

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Why do you think businesses (in America or elsewhere) having such issues finding workers?

Is the shortage due to COVID deaths/illnesses, people finding better jobs after being laid off last year, an unwillingness to work, or something else?
 

Angel

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people finding better jobs after being laid off last year, an unwillingness to work, or something else?
I think it's a little of all of the above. But also people are having a hard time finding childcare. Even when they find it, if one person tests positive with COVID the whole place closes down.

I think now that that don't have that extra $300 connected to unemployment that a lot of people will start looking for work since their unemployment will be less.
 

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I happened to be at a business recently that had the assistant manager asking people if they needed a job.

I asked about the hours and pay.... it was, as she related, a variable schedule including some nights, sometimes a split shift, at fifty cents over minimum wage after probation, and up to seven hours a day, and thirty hours a week.

Translation: you're not going to be full time, you'll never see benefit one, there will never be a union, and you'll be lucky to last long enough to get that raise.

I told her it sounded OK, but I lived fifty miles away and that was a bit far to drive for that.
 

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I happened to be at a business recently that had the assistant manager asking people if they needed a job.

I asked about the hours and pay.... it was, as she related, a variable schedule including some nights, sometimes a split shift, at fifty cents over minimum wage after probation, and up to seven hours a day, and thirty hours a week.

Translation: you're not going to be full time, you'll never see benefit one, there will never be a union, and you'll be lucky to last long enough to get that raise.

I told her it sounded OK, but I lived fifty miles away and that was a bit far to drive for that.

I see why you didn't take it. Everyone deserves to make a living. It's not fair that these corporate business's rip everyone off. They're gonna have to sweeten the pot if they want workers.
 

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I see why you didn't take it. Everyone deserves to make a living. It's not fair that these corporate business's rip everyone off. They're gonna have to sweeten the pot if they want workers.


Wasn't "a corporation" per se, it was a local franchise gas station/stop and rob type store in a small town.
 
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