Work has been Dog eat Dog. It shouldn’t. Job Step Up is Cat claw Cat, Crab grab Crab, has to stop. Chain of Importance, Employers, Executives and Management on Top, Workers at the bottom. Has to end.
Power Food Chain, voracious Whale Eaters feeding on frantic scared Sardines. That is changing. Bottom Feeders discovered Self Worth and Unity in Numbers. Scavengers are no longer content with scraps and shit. They are swimming up towards better. Oh, No!
Workers today know their value and are going for what’s valuable to them.
Boomers (57-66 y.o.) workforce had been replaced by Gen X (41-56 y.o.), Millennials (25-40 y.o.) and Gen Z (9-24 y.o.).
These generations have their own mindset and priorities. Loyalty and Old Work Practices doesn’t apply to them. If they are not treated well, they leave. If they are not happy, they leave. If it doesn’t pay well, they leave. Add COVID in the equation, they will leave when Burned Out. They will quit when their lives and safety are threatened.
Until, Employers change and figure out how to show genuine empathy, Employers will become more undesirable. The Younger the Workers, the harder it is to retain them.
Imagine if “all” Amazon Workers walk out at the same time in one day? We will see chaos like we’ve never seen. Cyber Consumerism and Capitalism will halt. Stores will be wiped out empty from panic buying. Crime will sky rocket. Stocks will crash. It’s another Apocalyptic scene like the first Lockdown. Difference, could last from weeks to months. Doomsday chaos and upheaval revolution of sorts.
“Empathetic Leadership is the new Gold Standard by which Workers will decide whether to stay or go, accept or refuse a job offer.”
4.3 Million Americans quit their Jobs last August. Another 4.4 Million left their Jobs September. These are just the first batches of the Great Resignation Revolution. The Exodus will get worse 2022.
COVID is officially forever. It’s a daily all year round sickness with 4 Seasons and Post Holiday Surges in less vaccinated, less mask mandated populations. The predictability will require more job hiring during this expected future events, not just because we have more shoppers. Manpower Strategy is top priority starting Winter Holidays 2021.
Nearly 1 in 5 Health Care Workers Have Quit Their Jobs During the Pandemic. Who’s going to replace them? How long can Employers sustain paying the expensive limited pool of Health Care Travelers every COVID Surge?
Dear Job Interviewer,
I could tell you all that you want to hear,
but that would be a lie.
I could be impressive the way you want me to be impressive,
but that would be fake.
I could impress you with words that are stunning on paper,
but that would be deception and trickery.
I can be super nice and icing sweet if that pleases you,
but in Critical and Emergency situations needing quick thinking and intervention, sweetness and nice won’t save health and life. Experience, Knowledge, Wisdom, Tough Decisiveness will.
I could be spicy hot, sizzling with positive energy and motivation if that’s your thing,
but that would be exhausting. In the end, all that euphoria will crash and burn. It’s unsustainable in a Job that requires consistency, efficiency and patience.
“Job Burn Out happens first to the dedicated Team Player achievers and hard workers, then to the underperformers and difficult whiners when the top unreciprocated assets leave. Karma or Cycle of Life?”
I could present myself as cookie cutter perfect that fits perfectly to your Pre-Molded Job Profile,
Or I can just be my myself. Honest, sincere, transparent, reliable, hard working, driven, passionate, creative, generous, excited, outspoken, motivated, funny, Team Player, calm and confident under pressure.
Bonus Plus, you will get only the Best that will surprise you in so many ways with concrete actions that translates high productivity, excellent customer service, inspiration and motivation to the entire Work Team. A valuable Asset and Loyal Ally.
I could act and sell myself the way you want me to,
but I will loose because I’m bad in Acting.
I am however good with Doing, Problem Solving and Delivering Great Results.
I’m good with finishing the daily Work Show from Start to Finish, Pre and Post required hours, no leftovers. No behind the scenes secret negligence and horrors. It’s Top Quality Reliability beginning to end. Isn’t that the expectation?
This is me, on my Job Interview.
I trust my Heart or so called Gut Feeling when I decide to do a major Job Move. I pray that I make the right choice and God indeed wants me to get it. Faith and Fate to me are important, not just what I want.
It is highly possible I may choose to stay if God says, “Hold on Mr. Excited. Think. Is this really what will make you Happy? Or perhaps we can modify things at your current work so you find Happiness there once more? Remember Mindfulness? Maybe you need to give People another chance. They may surprise you like you surprised me.”
Did I get the Job? Wrong question. Did I want the Job? The answer is in your Gut Feeling.