Rome, NY Sucks

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Quitters Who Win

After months of searching, I have found a job that is poorly paying but stable. However, there are a number of people leaving this month. It's not just about school. Some people are moving on to better jobs. The company is interested in morale, but it is one of the most depressing places to work I've been in. Some of it has to do with the low pay. Another has to do with the long-term temping.

For those who've been working there for longer, it is an opportunity. Leaving a job for a better paying job is one of the last signs of a healthy economy. First, jobs are filled by people out of work, then employers have to turn to the employed. When that happens, wages need to increase. Companies that don't follow are stuck with people with little experience. They are also stuck with people who quit after a couple of weeks because the job is too hard for the meager pay and other jobs in the area pay better or offer easier work.

It's too bad that I have to start out again at the bottom rung of the employment ladder. The good part is that there is now a ladder.


  • At September 30, 2005 2:21 PM, Blogger ROME FREE said…

    two questions- how long have you been in the work force ? and have you ever heard of migrant workers ?
    it is not that quitters win, but perceptive people know when to move on so they don't get screwed.


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