Employers overstepping the boundaries is nothing new. Even though society has progressed considerably since feudalism, slavery, and similar, there is still so much to be done.
Lately, people are starting to realize that there is more to life than work and that there should be a clear line where work starts and ends. And they are willing to fight to make that border clear to their employers.
It’s very disturbing to see how insensitive employers can be with their unreasonable demands and midnight calls about urgent work that has to be done ASAP. And most of the time, those urgent tasks are all related to covering management’s mistakes.
Well, some people are not putting up with it anymore, and they are saying enough is enough. And it is so gratifying to see.
If you don’t like your job, management, or working conditions, speak up or leave. Do not take abuse from anyone. Your health is more important than anything. No job is worth it.
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Many of these examples are so surreal. Employees are forced to lie to get the free days they are entitled to. Even when they work more hours than they’ve agreed when signing the contract.
According to statistics, the average person in the US will change careers 5 to 7 times during their working years. Some estimates say that number goes up to 10 or even 12. The average employee stays with their employer for 4.1 years.
Most employees in the US work in manufacturing and services. Jobs in the service sector are generally some of the most stressful and have very high employee turnover.
Still, even though the managers are entirely aware of their employees' stress, they rarely do much to make it easier on them. Instead, they shove more work and duties on them.
And then they act all surprised when their employees quit. How is it better to lose employees than give them a day off when they need it?