Even if you love your job major The reason most of us work is because we can afford to put food on the table and have a roof over our heads. And there is nothing wrong with admitting it!but there teeth Something is wrong when the jobs we work for fail to fund even the bare necessities.
Earlier this week, one retailer share In an awkward conversation on Reddit, a manager scolded them for not being able to afford food before their shift. increase. You can decide for yourself how you responded to this inconsiderate manager. bored panda An article featuring content from the Antiwork subreddit. Here!
After he couldn’t afford food before his shift, this employee was scolded by his manager for being ‘unprepared’
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The worker later answered some questions about the situation and provided background information
As we all know, food is one of the first foundations we need to cover in order to feel safe and secure. It’s heartbreaking to know that everyone in the world will go hungry, but there is absolutely no reason not to pay them enough to sustain themselves, especially those with stable jobs. Still, this problem is even more common than we realize.by USDA Annual Food Insecurity ReportBy 2021, 1 in 10 American households will have struggled to feed their families in the past two years, and more than 5 million households will skip or skip meals because they can’t afford more food. I am reporting that I am eating less.
Rising inflation did not help those already struggling to make ends meet. “Climate change and Russia’s war in Ukraine are pushing up food prices, with food prices rising 13.1% in July compared to last year, while grain, bread and dairy prices rose further with consumer prices. did.index,” Guardian report. One in four Americans already depends on federal nutrition assistance through programs such as food stamps and free school meals, but if wages don’t rise, millions Americans will continue to be left without access to a stable diet every day.
Managers in this particular story may not have the final say on employee earnings, but they should still be human beings who can show empathy. probably They bought this employee a loaf of bread, peanut butter and jelly, and other basic necessities to get him through the week. It is cruel to make employees work hungry. If this manager cares about doing his best to his customers, he should treat his employees with the same respect. As managers, they can also raise wage concerns to company leadership. They may not be empowered to give everyone a raise, but they may be able to do something to keep their employees from going hungry.
Perhaps this employee could qualify for a small pay raise. But it’s also helpful to have snacks and meals at work and in the break room to make sure everyone is always taken care of.The boss tells his employees he or she does it once or twice a week. may be authorized to purchase breakfast, lunch or dinner foraccording to work life partnershipIt’s no secret that millions of workers struggle to make ends meet, as public policy and politicians often refer to the minimum wage as the “hunger wage.”
“Food insecurity poses an invisible challenge to employers as it impacts employee health and workplace productivity.” work life partnership writing. “Being healthy and productive in the workplace requires access to safe, nutritious food. Food insecurity can result in the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes and other health conditions. Yes, employees in poor health are more likely to miss work or be distracted, and the time lost when employees are absent or not productive enough comes at a price. If you or someone you know needs help accessing a local food aid program, please contact Work-Life Partnerships. Here ask for help. No one deserves to go hungry.
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