You are not alone – we all want to fix our jobs!

Posted on March 22nd, 2010 by the Fix Our Jobs crew

Hate your job? Tired of mistreatment? You are not alone.

From East to West, from retail to wholesale, from assistant managers to the guys that unload the trucks – we’re hearing from workers all over the country who want to fix their jobs.

Many workers are frustrated with low wages, erratic management, nepotism, favoritism, and the overwhelming fear that the slightest misstep could mean instant unemployment – regardless of their health or safety.

Retail worker M. Heather Schneider writes:

The push for acceptable performance has risen to the level where people are getting hurt, and working dangerously to not lose their jobs…It’s like being on the “Survivor” TV show, five nights a week. Where and when will you be attacked and who will be voted off next?

When asked about her job, teacher Kellen Farrell makes a list:

Where to start? Paying for unnecessary workshops when I don’t make enough to pay the bills now?…then there’s the boss who buys expensive equipment for the young, pretty, female employees and leaves veteran teachers with crap.

Even in the health care industry, workers’ health and safety are ignored, says WLB:

Employees are afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation. Extreme micromanagement has lowered the morale. The favorites are not held to quotas. We are afraid to bring issues to supervisory/management staff for fear of discipline. I’m often asked to perform job against state regulations. We are under enormous stress which the management poo-poos – they haven’t got a clue.

Forming unions would allow these and thousands of other workers to negotiate better terms with their management. But under current law, intimidation and other unionbusting techniques are rampant – and the penalties are laughable.

It’s time to stand up and make your voices heard. Sign our petition to Congress  —and tell your friends.

A. Rivera wrote to us to provide some inspiration:

Making our indignations public may or may not help to remedy them anytime soon. Reading them along with other stories of oppression in the work place bears witness that we are not alone in a fight we would rather avoid. We are dealing with bullies and the only way to stop a bully is to fight back.

He’s right – and together, we can take on the bullies. Sign the petition today.

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