Every day for the last 16 years I meet with small business owners of every kind: white-collar, blue-collar, trades, services, lawyers, doctors. It matters not, universally I hear one major complaint from each and every one. The quality of good employees and their lack of loyalty, skills, and diligence when working.
Now some will no doubt play this off as a complaint of a generation but it is not. During the pandemic anecdotal evidence of employees choosing to sit at home as opposed to working when given the change. It is normative to hear of hired employees calling out and or simply disappearing.
This is not something relegated to service sector jobs at minimum wage but rather we see it in office jobs and the professional sector as well. Why do I bring this to light? Well as a parent and one quasi familiar with the ability of savvy employers to search your history and monitor your behaviors to gauge your suitability it will become harder and harder for employees to hide their bad behavior. Couple this with the rapidly advancing technological advancements and the “workers” will feel a greater pinch.
Ill educated and motivated politicians will advance a further progressive agenda of higher and higher minimum wages yet never ever talking about personal accountability and we will approach a greater and greater chasm between workers and employers.
Parents….teach your children patience, hold them accountable, and teach them the long view when it comes to their professional choices. The end game of this slide is not good for anyone and frankly, the business owners will always find a way to operate.