Three Gifts Workers Should Stop Giving Their Employers

These past six years or so, employers have enjoyed an environment in which they were able to meet any employee demand with a sneering “you’re lucky to have a job at all.” As the economy improves, let us hope that will be less and less the case. Going forward, I propose that workers focus on the future and what kind of working world they want for their children. If that world includes working for others, there are three gifts workers can stop giving their employers, and in that way move towards a future in which work is less skewed in favor of employers and more towards the interests of the middle class. The three gifts are: 1) the Gift of Service at Will; 2) The Gift of Unpaid Overtime; and 3) The Gift of Two Weeks Notice. I’ll be posting about each of these in the coming weeks.

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