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Mon Nov 29, 2021, 12:03 PM

David Dayen@ddayen: Why workers are quitting their jobs, after the trauma of the pandemic








Excerpt: She started as a bather, and showed enough promise to be invited to the company’s dog grooming academy, where they teach how to cut hair. “I knew it was what I wanted to do with my life,” Caroline said. “I was really passionate about animals and I loved grooming.”

There was only one problem: PetSmart. Groomers were pressured to complete as many dogs as possible, through a constant whirlwind of commotion and barking and often verbal abuse and harassment from customers. Without enough staff available, Caroline sometimes worked seven days in a row. https://prospect.org/labor/great-escape-why-workers-quitting-pandemic-trauma/








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Reply David Dayen@ddayen: Why workers are quitting their jobs, after the trauma of the pandemic (Original post)
BeckyDem Nov 2021 OP
Deep State Witch Nov 2021 #1
mia Nov 2021 #2
Bettie Nov 2021 #3
BeckyDem Nov 2021 #4

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 01:23 PM

1. She Could Go Out On Her Own

Get a van and start her own mobile animal grooming operation. She'd make more money, and be able to set her own hours.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 02:12 PM

2. Excellent article!

Thank you.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 02:22 PM

3. Why keep a job that

sucks, has low pay, and requires you to listen to endless abuse, from customers and managers usually when there are other jobs available? For the first time in a long time, workers have a little bit of power, so maybe we'll see some better pay and conditions.

From people I know: a lot of places who want part-time help also want them to be 100% available...so no getting a second part time job. But, most of those people have been able to find full time work recently with better pay. The places that are not finding staff are the worst places to work it seems.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 05:07 PM

4. +1.

Exactly.

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