Sunday, March 5, 2017

Greensboro Fails Again: Workers Unhappy With Their Jobs

CareerBliss has released their list of the 2017 Happiest Cities to Work. Sadly, as usual, Greensboro failed to make the cut. From their website:

"The CareerBliss data evaluates the key factors which affect work happiness, including: one's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks, and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis. The data accounts for how an employee values each factor as well as how important that factor is to the employee's overall happiness. Each review is given an average score indicating where the company places between one and five."

While Charlotte came in at #12, Greensboro failed to make the list. Apparently, workers in Greensboro really believe Greensboro Sucks. That, my friends, is a list Greensboro excels at.

And just in case my word isn't good enough for you, Google agrees, Greensboro sucks!

Now I certainly don't have a bunch of letters at the end of my name but if I were to venture some guesses as to why workers are not happy with their jobs my guesses would include some or all of the following in no particular order.

** Our local bosses are greedy bastards who prey on our local workers
** Business conditions here are so poor that employers are forced to prey on workers to remain afloat.
** Local government preys on local business forcing employers to prey upon workers to remain afloat.
** Local government preys on the working classes, thus increasing their needs to levels local business cannot support.
** Local government fails to invest in the local economy, preferring instead to invest in corporate welfare to connected elites, and schemes to launder public money into private bank accounts.
** Local government has failed to diversity its portfolio of economic development strategies.
** Local government isn't investing locally, preferring short term gains over long term economic development.
** Local business isn't investing locally, preferring short term profits over long term growth.
** There's been a failure to invest in education.

Any one of these by itself could lead to a few unhappy employees. Two or more and the numbers skyrocket. If all of them are true then we're a city without hope.