Originally Posted by listopencil
I made pragmatic choices every time I have taken a job, and decided whether to remain at one. Even when I worked in fast food I took advantage of several promotions (not that hard to stand out from the herd in fast food) to sign an agreement that benefited me. I don't need a group of people to negotiate for me and I consider it unethical to force me to pay for that disservice.
That's really fair, but you're probably an outstanding individual who is typing on his own personal laptop that you had the resources to purchase.
If you're a single mother of two with an IQ of 90 and no car to drive, your options really aren't that vast.
That's just one example of a hundred million, but my point is, you don't shop for jobs at a supermarket. You are beholden to an economic system that demands you be employed if you want to live above poverty, and employers do have most of the leverage. You might be able to thrive in it, and godspeed, but not everybody can, to put it mildly.