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Frankly, I am puzzled that there aren't more people (women and men)
returning to work after all the state's bonuses were curtailed. There
sure is a need and I see advertisements for help all the time.

That's easy. They don't want to. Some jobs don't pay enough. Restaurants are raising their minimum wage because that's the only way they can get people.**

Many have gotten a taste of working at home, and don't want to go back to an office. Some are quitting rather than doing that. Others had time to pursue their dreams, and are now doing something on their own.

Just google it. LOTS of articles about "never going back". Employers are going to have to evolve or die.

With regard to the men, it strikes me as sexist also. The assumption that men are the primary bread-winners, and primary drivers in the workplace. That's not so true anymore. And don't even talk to me about "tips". That -as in Europe- should be eliminated.***


**I'd never work in a restaurant. 1poorkid worked in a sandwich shop, and I worked at a pizza place when I was a teen. Dealing with people SUCKS. They're horrible. You have to pay a lot more for workers to have to deal with customers. A LOT more.

***Tips are actually racist. They were devised as a way to underpay workers, and then the customers could "tip" the servers more if they liked. You can imagine that most of the people who could afford eating out were white, and white people (back when tipping became a custom) would tip black servers little, if anything. So they could keep black people disadvantaged.
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