What you’re missing…
What’s happening to the work force in America and almost every country around the world?
Covid caused a lot of businesses to close, and it caused a lot of people to quit their jobs because they weren’t willing to risk their lives for their pay check. (Thank God most nurses and doctors, most EMTs and firemen, and most grocery store workers were exceptions.)
Now, the ever present plea is for workers to return to their old jobs; every business seems to be short of qualified employees.
What’s up with that? Watch this:
Fact is, many workers across many industries have been feeling less and less fulfilled by their jobs.
And that dissatisfaction preceeded Covid by a decade, or more.
“We launched this book hoping that people would finally pay attention to the global rise in stress, sadness, physical pain, worry and anger.“
CEOs mostly measure success by one metric: Profit. Their annual bonus, which can literally be in the hundreds of millions of dollars depending upon the company, is predicated often on stock price, which is usually dependent on rising profits.
But profit for the company does not always equal happiness for the workers who make that profit possible.
That’s the huge disconnect that threatens our stability: The disparity between executive compensation and the average employees wages. It’s been growing since the early 1980s.
But this gross inequality is more a sign of how employees are viewed and valued.
As Clifton writes in his book: A great life “is more than just money.“
Yes, we all need money to live today, and real wages for hourly workers, and salaries for middle class families, have been dropping for two generations even as executive compensation has soared. That’s part of what workers are protesting now.
But that’s not the only issue.