Those Who Don’t Work Are Those Who Eat

laitman_600_02In the News (Russian Bazaar): “The technological revolution and the popularity of electronic devices has led to a sharp drop in the labor productivity of Americans. People have begun to move more slowly, and the sense of responsibility and discipline has declined significantly. That is the conclusion reached by experts at CareerBuilder Resource as a result of a large-scale survey of employers. Today, one in five managers believes that his subordinates engaged in professional duties less than 5 hours within a standard 8-hour day.

“Smartphones have demolished a variety of businesses – from small car washes in the provinces of the country to financial companies in the skyscrapers of big cities. Employers complain that their subordinates pick up their smartphones every 15 – 20 minutes. Prohibiting the use of phones during business hours, does no good. People are offended or they easily dismiss the rule or they make discrimination claims to the authorities. …

“The productivity slowdown was influenced not only by high-tech, but also the crazy protection of subordinates from their employers, carried out by the Democratic Party. Strengthening of trade unions, raising the minimum wage, the right to sue the management for any trivial matter, as well as the possibility not to work but to live at the expense of the state – all this led to the discredit of work as such. …

“A number of California researchers said that if the US returned to the level of productivity of a century ago (after World War I), it would be enough that the current employees worked 3 – 4 hours a day. …

“According to 48% of employers, the productivity slowdown is reflected most of all in the quality of work. Even if a person does very little, even this minimum is of very low quality.

“The less a person does, the greater is his contempt for higher management.

“The vast majority of small business owners in the United States stated the main criterion for the selection of potential employees are honesty, responsibility and discipline. Surprisingly, even a quarter of a century ago, the overall leading factor in the selection of workers was their education and work experience.”

My Comment: The reason for the growing laziness is the developing egoism. The motivation to work will be renewed only in a collective that will have a sublime goal, as Baal HaSulam writes in his book “The Last Generation.”

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