Where Have All the Servers Gone?

People have good reasons for leaving their dead-end jobs

K M Brown


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Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? — Joni Mitchell

Nothing says “back to normal” like meeting up with your friends for dinner and drinks at your favorite crowded, poorly-ventilated restaurant or watering hole. But don’t get your hopes up, because that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, even if you’ve had a booster, even if you’re low-risk — young and free of chronic illnesses — we can’t go back to those days because no one’s around to grill your grouper, bring you a beer, deliver your dahl, or serve up your sushi. They pandemicked paradise, and nobody wants to work anymore.

Nobody wants to work

Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free — Dire Straits

When people can get money for nothing, they’re sure not going to work for it. People are lazy and they take advantage. At least, a certain kind of people will. That’s the Republican’s explanation for the great resignation. Of course, their guesses aren’t always right.

Why mince words? What I meant to say was that their guesses are usually wrong because they’re not educated guesses. How could they be, when the Republicans are against education? These kinds of explanations are more like shots in the dark, and since your typical Republican is heavily armed, that kind of guess is easy to make.

Republicans didn’t like the idea that people were getting money from the government, just because they needed it when their jobs disappeared. Well, that’s not exactly right; they liked the plan when Trump said the government should give people money for not working. But once Biden was elected, they quit liking people getting money for not working because, you know…Democrats.

And they said “This has got to stop! No more money for lazy people! They need to go back to work because decent people, people who own businesses, people of substance…Republicans, for god’s sake…can’t find employees. And without employees, how will they make money? And without money, how will they demonstrate their superiority and their merit (aside from skin color and things like…



K M Brown

Retired psychotherapist who loves a good story. Author of From Fear to There: Becoming a Confident Traveler https://tinyurl.com/26uhya