It’s So Much More Complicated Than “No One Wants To Work” or Because “People Are ‘Quiet Quitting’”
It feels like the world is upside down, doesn’t it?
For me, all my problems grew this week because many things in life I used to take for granted have become so difficult to get done:
- Anything medical
- Any “aid” whatsoever
This is not because “people don’t want to work” or because there is some kind of “quiet quitting” going on.
I’m Finding People Just Don’t Want To Do The Right Thing Anymore
It used to be, you got sick, you could call your doctor.
You’d talk to someone competent, you’d get an appointment, you’d get seen, and you’d get care so you could well.
Now? There’s no competence; the person on the phone doesn’t know what I’m talking about. She can’t spell or pronounce medications (even OTC), much less repeat back anything I said correctly.
Don’t Even Try To Get “Aid”
“Aid” is my catch-all phrase for social services; I worked in the addiction field, so to me, this means anything from housing to food stamps.
For me, this week, it meant I was calling every DV shelter in Springfield, Missouri trying to see who I could send my kid to for help since I am in Wichita. One person I talked to tells me they just don’t have funds or staff.
“People just don’t want to work.”
Ok, I’ll bite. Is it childcare?
“No, I honestly don’t know what it is, people just don’t want to come in.”
Dude, people moved on from low-pay social work jobs! I sure did. But I did that before the pandemic.
Now? With inflation? People have no choice but to work — and extra.
Social Work & Medicine Were A CALLING Before
Now? The people who are still showing up to these jobs just aren’t making the grade.
They’re failing us and it’s getting dangerous.
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