Workers are leaving their jobs. But are they getting better ones?
So, let’s find out:
Crista, for their part, left their job in January: “I was weighing the risk of, do I potentially bring Covid home to myself and my family for what amounts to basically poverty wages?” They went back to a previous job at another dog-grooming salon, where the work is “not customer-facing at all,” they said. “I don’t have to interact face-to-face with people, which is a huge relief after some of the attitudes and tantrums.”
Crista, for their part, is making 50 cents an hour less than they were at PetSmart, though they said “it’s worth it just based on how much more calmly my day goes.”
By the way that Christa defines her – their – life that’s a better job. So, yes, they are.