In this Millennia that we live in, there has been a war waging against work. A lot of it has to do with a lack of passion and motivation, among other social issues such as child care, Healthcare, and time management the proper however a lot of it has to with the propaganda is that a lot of multi-level marketing companies spread.
Employees in menial jobs who aren’t pushing for further education are unmotivated and can you care less about whatever situation; They often bring there home with them to work; some don’t value the time nor the opportunity nor the money, they come to work, not even doing the minimum they lack customer service call out for whatever reason and come in late to work.
However Fast forward to the COVID-19 pandemic where they shut down businesses and jobs that were deemed non-essential since the epidemic both customers and employees a big box stores like Target & Costco’s saw newfound respect and appreciation for the work that has been done, someone who is coming from retail can understand that dealing with people, not an easy job. However, it is not as hard as the medical staff and police officers had during this pandemic.
New York and Michigan did a poor job addressing protesters’ concerns, especially Governor Andrew Cuomo after he came out and said in frustration if you want to go back to work get an essential job; while, those considered essential were still not taken care of like delivery drivers who were denied access to the restrooms.
This pandemic sparked a debate on what’s essential and what’s non-essential depending on the service they provide, for example, a liquor store is as essential a church and is not Church’s are crucial to mental health.
In my opinion, any business and or duty that provides a service you need (not want) for therapeutic, physical, and mental health or helps prevent the spread of other diseases, addiction, and mental illness is essential; This should not have included liquor stores but should have included massage parlors barbershops and hair Salon under OSHA guidelines of the length of facial and head hair especially when the mask has to fit your nose and mouth.
I will leave you with these two videos from Mike Rowe of dirty jobs