Ending the “worker shortage”

Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“Do you want to solve the ‘worker shortage’ problem? Then stop making it unnecessarily difficult to work for you. No, I’m not saying you shouldn’t expect people to do the work you hired them to do, I’m saying you shouldn’t try to control them beyond what is necessary to do the work. That means no sexual molestation/urine fetish called ‘drug testing.’ If someone is at work and you think they seem impaired or unable to do the job — for whatever reason — fire them. You have the right to do that, but to demand a sample of their fluids to see what they might have done when they weren’t working for you is an indication that you don’t respect their boundaries. You’re a terrible boss. Along the same lines: Don’t demand they get vaccinated against a new cold virus.” (09/13/21)