In recent time, the US saw its highest "quit rate" in 20 years, which led the Pew Research Center to survey workers about all the reasons why they're up and quitting their jobs. Unsurprisingly to many, the top two reasons included low pay and no opportunities for advancement. And the third reason? Feeling disrespected at work.
Yup, 57% of responders said being disrespected was among their main reasons for quitting. And right after that, dealing with childcare issues and struggling with a lack of flexibility when it comes to hours were close in line.
So, when one tired employee shared a rather tasteless memo posted on the wall in their workplace with the same themes, the image instantly went viral.
Before humble bragging about being a "million dollar company," managers told workers there will be "NO" call offs on Christmas Eve or the day before. This may, at first, seem rational, as that can be a busy time, but then you keep reading.
"No babysitter?" the memo poses. "Find one."
This is followed up by equally harsh messaging like:
"Child sick, buy some medicine."
"You['re] sick, buy some medicine."
And, "Car trouble, call an Uber."