The Great Resignation of 2021

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Path of least resistance. Why work when you can get by. If you get ahead someone takes it. Well they can try....

That is just defeatist mentality. A year ago I was just making ends meet....barely and sleeping in rest stops...working my dream up.

Now I take home around 10k a month, and I keep getting requests to do more, best part is that I take off from Thanksgiving to new years.

You push yourself because you test your limitations.
 

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That is just defeatist mentality. A year ago I was just making ends meet....barely and sleeping in rest stops...working my dream up.

Now I take home around 10k a month, and I keep getting requests to do more, best part is that I take off from Thanksgiving to new years.

You push yourself because you test your limitations.
I agree with you. Not my philosophy either.
My comment was directed at the un motivated lazy masses.
 

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100 times this right here. They dont care, nor will they ever. It is as if the words they scream about how as an employee you mean nothing, just screaming to the wind.

I just became profitable with my own business and average 13k a month take home now....I could see hiring someone if it wasn't for the idea they have zero skin in the game.

They didn't sleep in their car for months or go without dinner....your sacrifice means nothing to them. So screw it....not bringing anyone with me on my dime.
I ran my own side business back in the 90’s that was turning into a gold mine. Evenings and weekends.
Enough business that I was considering quitting the day job that was very high paying in the technical field of CNC machine tool control systems.
Was also getting requests for mechanical repairs that I did as well, but some of those jobs were taking time that could be spent on more profitable work.
Ended up hiring a guy I knew that got laid off to do the mechanical work at higher wages than he had been earning which also put cash in my pocket.
Similar to an auto shop getting $150 per hour to work on your car while paying the mechanic $30 per hour to do the actual work.
The dealership makes additional money that way.
I know it’s tempting to keep all the pie, but keeping a few slices of it that someone else provided for you is money in the pocket as well.
 

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I think a lot of workers are fed up when others quit or retire and the workload of the departed is dumped on those remaining.
Sometimes you can't get anybody that wants to work but I think in higher paying jobs management just says to themselves I'll leave that position open and see if I can get by without hiring anybody. Sometimes it works for the bosses and sometimes it doesn't.
And it's true that sometimes businesses can't just jack up their prices to compensate for higher costs. I believe doctors get less money for treating a patient with medicaid than most insurance.
I also seem to remember before Remington went bankrupt they said one time that metal prices (brass, copper, lead) went sky high and they could not instantly pass those costs along to the customer.
I see this over and over in the corporate world. People leave or are let go and no replacements are hired . Most big companies / corporations will let the gap left by someone leaving be filled by someone who is willing to do the work. There seems to always be someone to fill the gap, at least in the sort term. The higher level the position is, the more willing people are to take on additional responsibilities because they believe it will pay off eventually. From what I’ve seen, this doesn’t last forever and people burn out and quit. That may be what we are seeing now.

I’ve heard it many times from those on their death bed; I wish I spent more time with the family instead of working.
 

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I’ve heard it many times from those on their death bed; I wish I spent more time with the family instead of working.

Absolutely... this is why I left the corporate world and joined a private group. I make a shiteload less money, yes, I struggle to pay my own bills at times, at times it's more flush and I can relax, but in general I am 1000x happier being at home with my wife and son every night.

I complain about it, sure. It's human nature to be unsatisfied with things. I could go on and on and on about how many things I don't have that I want.

I also want to take good care of my employees, I want them to like their job, to be satisfied. But it's a balancing act.
 

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Was also getting requests for mechanical repairs that I did as well, but some of those jobs were taking time that could be spent on more profitable work.
Ended up hiring a guy I knew that got laid off to do the mechanical work at higher wages than he had been earning which also put cash in my pocket.
Similar to an auto shop getting $150 per hour to work on your car while paying the mechanic $30 per hour to do the actual work.
Reminds me of a place I worked in the oil business. The company had contract welders they paid 90-100 an hour for work. One of the welders brought on a helper, paid him $25/hr to do 90% of the work, as it was all super easy stuff. The older guy just sat and drank coffee and talked crap all day. Not a bad way to do things.
 
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Reminds me of a place I worked in the oil business. The company had contract welders they paid 900-100 an hour for work. One of the welders brought on a helper, paid him $25/hr to do 90% of the work, as it was all super easy stuff. The older guy just sat and drank coffee and talked crap all day. Not a bad way to do things.
But at the same time that helper was getting the experience needed to eventually become that old man that drinks coffee and talks crap LOL, thats one of the few careers that I have seen that genuinely pay by the experience/ work you put in.
 
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