REPORTS from across the pond suggest a new spectral trend could be on its way to our shores. Not content with leaving romantic partners high and dry, the young folk have taken to “ghosting” their employers – that is, spiriting themselves away without so much as a cheerio.
According to The Washington Post, the rude health of the US labour market means loyalty has gone out of the window, and Scrooge-like bosses can no longer be sure their beleaguered workers will give notice, submit to an exit interview or even return their calls.
Naturally the response to this has been for companies to improve their pay, terms and conditions, listen to worker feedback and engage with trade unions.
Just kidding! They’ve instead taken to hiring two people for every role…
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Published in The National on December 14 2018.