Daily Archives: September 17, 2022
(Wash. Post top of website this morning) Worker shortages are fueling America’s biggest labor crises
Joseph White, who lives in Nashville, lost his job at Guitar Center six months into the pandemic. But he says he’d had enough: The store was constantly short-staffed and customers were intractable. In one instance, a shopper pulled a gun on him for trying to enforce the company’s mask mandate.
“I’m tired, I’m broken down, worn out and old,” the 62-year-old said. “I was worked to death for so long that finally, I said, there’s no way I’m going back.”
He’s begun drawing on Social Security payments to make ends meet, and helps his wife run her small shop, Black Dog Beads. But White says he has no intention of joining the labor force again.
“Our quality of life is far better even though we have less income,” he said. “I got tired of being a commodity.”
Reinvent jobs to be attractive to the 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day & the worker shortage is partially solved. Retirees will pursue encore work on their own terms, e.g, working remotely, 3-4 days a wk, unpaid leave opps, etc. #writingcommunity https://t.co/dDU79XuQRR
— J.B. Watson, Jr., Ph.D. (@GWashingtonInde) September 17, 2022
O God, by whose grace thy servant Hildegard, enkindled with the fire of thy love, became a burning and shining light in thy Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and may ever walk before thee as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever.
— John McCafferty (@jdmccafferty) September 17, 2022
Lift up our souls, O Lord, to the pure, serene light of thy presence; that there we may breathe freely, there repose in thy love, there may be at rest from ourselves, and from thence return, arrayed in thy peace, to do and bear what shall please thee; for thy holy name’s sake.
— Thomas R Fletcher (@ThomasRFletcher) September 16, 2022
And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me.”
Glorious Autumn morning in Oxford… pic.twitter.com/u1OVcsecBF
— Dr Jackie Watson #FBPE 🔸 (@jackiewatson05) September 17, 2022