- Feb 8, 2019
Most business would like to pay their employee more if they could afford to.“Antiwork” sounds a lot more provocative and implies choosing a side/team. “My job and employer sucks” sounds like a whiney thing that might struggle to get much interest whilst people share shit experiences.
The caveat is that anti-work then has a muddle up of people complaining about shit working conditions and treatment, with generally lazy people blaming everything but themselves for all the problems in the world.
As someone who loves the grind, it can still get too much..
And the reality is we live in a world where Costco and Amazon simultaneously exist and are both profitable.
Costco = very good experience for employees (low turnover)
Amazon = very mixed experiences for employees (high turnover)
A company will do well if it provides massive value.
However it can choose to be like Costco , and leave a good taste in peoples mouths, especially the employees.
Or it can be controversial like Amazon, Walmart, etc.
People just need to understand each other and not necessarily take an absolute side on literally every issue..
Unfortunately most business people will just dismiss the whole discussion, blaming people as lazy and entitled. The reality is there would be less people energised to argue for anti-work if we had more Costco’s and less Walmart’s
The problem is the industry or business model. If it is low margin to begin with, it is impossible to be generous on per unit basis.
Amazon model is to scale and grow through low cost experience for customer. It is predestined to be that way if you happen to be an employee. Any Amazon’s competitor has to play that way or to be killed.
On the other hand you see Apple offers much more generous package to a customer service staff than a customer service staff working at a physical retail mall selling clothes.
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