O spremembah na trgu dela – “The quitting economy”

Nekaj tehtnega branja: o tem, kaj se zgodi, ko delavke in delavci postanemo (in posvojimo to logiko) hitro zamenljive dobrine na trgu dela, ki hitijo od ene prekarne službe do druge, in kakšne širše družbene učinke ima vse skupaj.

“Companies now needed to free themselves as much as possible of long-term obligations, such as pensions and other worker incentives. Employees who work long, and in many cases, intense hours to finish short-term projects, became more valuable. While companies rarely say so explicitly, in practice they often want employees who can be let go easily and with little fuss, employees who do not expect long-term commitments from their employer. But, like employment, loyalty is a two-way street – making jobs short-term, commitment-free enterprises leads to workers who view temporary work contracts as also desirable. You start hiring job-quitters.

The CEO of Me, Inc is a job-quitter for a good reason – the business world has come to agree with Hayek that market value is the best measure of value. As a consequence, a career means a string of jobs at different companies. So workers respond in kind, thinking about how to shape their career in a world where you can expect so little from employers. In a society where market rules rule, the only way for an employee to know her value is to look for another job and, if she finds one, usually to quit.”

Celoten članek z naslovom The quitting economy: When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit je prosto dostopen v mednarodni spletni reviji Aeon.