As usual, the media hype
I salute anyone in a free market looking to improve their lot and accept the commensurate risks. You can move from frying pan into the fire and wind up in worse shape. (The say the worst thing about going to hell is that even the coffee is bad.)
But the media “hype” here is in full dudgeon, because the economy is strong, unemployment is low, and they need to find something to demonstrate to people that they ought to be miserable. That supply chain is killing us, right?
Some organizations are being hurt by lack of qualified applicants. I’m not convinced that anyone driving for Amazon deliveries really has a driver’s license. However, why isn’t this uniform?
Why are some hotels, airlines, restaurants, and retail stores fully staffed with capable people, and others aren’t, just down the street (or elsewhere on the internet)? It’s because of the same problem that drove people out the doors to begin with: lousy management.
That’s where you and I come in. And if you don’t think that’s a major issue today, just look at GE, once a powerhouse (founded by Thomas Alva Edison), a darling of the DOW, and now forced to divide itself into three parts to offer a chance for survival (it still has $65 billion in debt).