Originally Posted by WoodDraw
I wonder what "upward mobility" rate in the US now really is. I suspect it's not as encouraging as people think.
There are plenty of jobs in more high-level or skill positions. Upward mobility is fine for those who already have very good, high-paying jobs.
It isn't for anyone else and there's a lot of reasons for it. Stupid regulations have made navigating an HR system an absolute nightmare --shitty workers are stuck in great jobs because they can't be fired, whereas good workers have to climb mountains to get promoted or earn a raise that isn't a specific % of earnings.
But more than anything, and I've said this before, it has everything to do with greedy executives compensated on today. The private and public sector needs to focus on continual re-training of our work force. If you develop your work force, they develop the agility and mobility to move around to different lines of work. If you don't, they become reliant on one job only.