All these older people benefited from a system that was far more accessible than it is now, yet they can’t seem to do the math on why students and families struggle to pay for university and get on with their lives. It’s not about being unwilling to “work for it”. It’s that the bar for entry has been raised so much higher financially than it used to be, while the minimum wage has been comparatively stable. Wage earners at the low end have been consistently left behind for decades while those wages at the top have exploded. That arrangement desperately needs to change.
Higher-ups moved her to an assistant manager position a city over, brought in a guy on the fast track, and ended up promoting him from GM to middle management within a year of being there. The guy did do the smartest thing though, he didn’t change most of the things my friend fixed. She worked 90 hour weeks changing a failing store, missed some family/children events too. From what I understand from the other employees she fixed loads of issues ranging from overstocking to schedules to inventory loss.