As time goes on these days, I find myself losing faith in humanity more and more each day.
Excuse me while I take a moment to just….vent a frustration of mine. It’s a frustration I have all too often these days, and it just won’t go away.
I’m suffering from Covid-Exhaustion/Burnout. I can’t go out and do anything, and people won’t stay in their homes so we can actually get rid of this virus. It’s actually quite frustrating. Never mind the fact that the provincial Government isn’t actually doing anything to help at the moment, from what I’ve seen, but then again, I’m not the biggest fan of the current party in power.
Anyways, now that I’ve vented over that, let me get on to the big-ticket item today: large companies. It doesn’t matter if they’re retail, fast food, or rental companies. They all suffer from the same thing these days: Corporate Greed (In case you hadn’t been able to guess, I’m anti-capitalism). I don’t agree with the ideology behind capitalism, and I’m a firm believer that capitalism is an unsustainable practice.
Why do I believe this? All you have to do is look at the way companies treat their employees. A lot of lower-paying jobs have a habit of hiring their employees, running them ragged in most cases, demanding the utmost in loyalty and availability while not respecting that their employees are people and have actual lives. It’s highly disturbing when a company thinks they should be allowed to chew up employees and spit them out like this, as it creates a work culture of fear, intimidation, and an extremely hostile work environment.
People should work for your company because they want to, not because they won’t be able to afford a house or to feed themselves. Did you know that in America, there are more empty houses than unhoused people? The US literally has enough places to house the unhoused individuals, but chooses not to because a lot of them can’t afford to pay for it.
Treating people as a commodity should be illegal. Taking advantage of people like this should be illegal.