I read over the transcript from yesterday’s blogger meeting with Axelrod, and I have to say, I wonder how accurate it is to say that jobs have been “restructured,” that businesses simply don’t need as many people anymore. That’s not what I hear from my friends who are still employed. They describe one person having to take on two or three jobs, and much more outsourcing to avoid paying benefits.
I think it’s been a systematic stripping of rights, benefits and job security. But that businesses have simply become more efficient in two years? I’m not convinced. My last job was at a management consulting firm, and those kind of changes take a LONGGGGG time to design, and then implement.
I don’t believe it.
And if they’re making policy decisions on the basis of misinformation, they’re making the wrong decisions.