If one needs more proof that the media is not “liberal”, please, read on.
The media reports “School systems throughout the DMV are facing a bus driver shortage“, “McDonald’s asks 14-year-olds to apply amid labor shortage.” “Cape Cod Faces Seasonal Worker Shortage“, and The Great American Labor Shortage .
Yes, there is a labor shortage, but that is only telling half of the story. The “liberal” media fails to report that there is a labor shortage for any employer not willing to pay a fair market wage for labor. Today, all those on the right and far too many on the left who defended massive CEO salaries as the consequences of the free market, want us to forget all of that and place the blame on those lazy working class citizens who don’t want to work.
Can’t find enough bus drivers? Has anyone thought to offer higher wages? Can’t find a good dishwasher? Has anyone simply put out for bids? What is it about the media that fails, each time, to explain that employers are not offering competitive wages? And no, the amount being offered, no matter how high, is not “competitive” if after several days, no one applies for the job. While I am at it, signing bonuses are a scam. All they do is guarantee that one will have a higher income on ones first year and make less ones second years. Keep your signing bonus, thank you, and just pay me more, now and next year.
Imagine the media running a human interest story on a man on the Cape who is looking for someone to mow his one acre lawn each week and was offering $200 for the season and somehow unable to find anyone. Imagine the same man telling the reporter that he’s also looking for a 2021 Porsche 911S for $25,000 and unable to find any local dealers willing to talk with him. We’d all watch this wonder why this crazy old man thinks he can find either one. Clearly he is out of touch with reality, living in the past, and has no concept of competitive free market forces. But the “liberal” media (and many of us) fail to see corporate America and the employer class in the same light…and we blame the working class.