And, you make it sound as if I've not worked jobs that I despised. Or have never had bosses who harrassed me. Or have never had bosses who humilated me. Or never been discriminated against. Or have never had bosses who verbally abused me. Or have never lived on the street and worked what jobs I could just to eat. The difference is, I take responsibility for those situations. And, I got myself out of them - eventually. I've had bosses who were the biggest ****ing asshole ****head verbal abusing, harrassing mother ****ers ever to walk the face of the earth. It was THEIR choice to be that way. THEIR choice to treat me in a bad manner. But it was completely, 100% MY choice to remain (or not).
I agree that they should not be subjected to verbal abuse. I just disagree that it's government's responsibility to get them out of a voluntary situation they've willingly put themselves into.Well when you figure out how to wiggle your nose and make those choices magically happen, let everyone know. Until then, the rest of us will have to deal with the real world where one has to work toward making those choices come to fruition. During that period of work and advancement, when one is dependent on that paycheck to buy the ramen he eats every night while working his way through college, he should not be subjected to harsh treatment that offends his human dignity. That student/mother/adult continuing his education should not be left having to jeopardize his personal work to better himself just to flee an abusive employer. The employer should not be abusive in the first place.
I think this is where we are talking past each other...I am a firm believer that while one is bettering themselves or finding a new job, they should not be subjected to the damage an abusive employer causes. The stripping of dignity and mental stress is not acceptable EVER despite the choice being in the hands of the employee to leave or stay. Bettering oneself doesn't happen by waking up one days and saying "Wow, I'm better than I was yesterday so now I just need to show up at a new job today". It takes time, it takes energy, and it takes work. No one should be subjected to abuse in exchange for a paycheck they need even if they don't amount to much to you just because they aren't "there" yet.