Thursday, August 03, 2006
Has it ever occurred to anyone
Many of these men could find work if they had to, but with lower pay and fewer benefits than they once earned, and they have decided they prefer the alternative. It is a significant cultural shift from three decades ago, when men almost invariably went back into the work force after losing a job and were more often able to find a new one that met their needs. end quote.
I think laborers of every stripe have the right to demand a living wage and necessary benefits. With the corporate sector booming, extreme profits going to CEOs, there's no excuse for not paying a living wage.
These middle-aged men know they're being played.
And they, wisely, are choosing not to play the game.
Kudos to them. Bless them everywhere.