The New Normal Begins to Bite

According to a recent survey, German workers are beginning to feel the pinch of the high inflation generated as a result of the engineered back-to-back crises of the “pandemic” and the war in Ukraine.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times:

Money is getting tight for every third employee in Germany

The rising cost of living is causing problems for employees in Germany: According to a survey, one in three employees can no longer make ends meet on their own salary. Employees with a net income of less than €2,000 are particularly affected, as the job site Indeed announced. Their survey results were made available to AFP on Thursday. 1,000 employees were surveyed.

According to the survey, a change to a better-paid position is an option for 47 percent of those surveyed. If you don’t want to change jobs, the salary negotiation remains: more than half of the survey participants (55 percent) want to demand a wage increase due to the high inflation. Five percent have already taken this step, while only just under a third of those surveyed do not want to negotiate a higher wage despite the high inflation rate.

Salary increase requested

Almost half of those in employment would therefore find a salary increase of six to ten percent to be appropriate. Almost one in four would even demand a wage increase of 11 to 15 percent.

When talking to their boss, 54 percent of employees would justify the wage demand with the currently high inflation; 43 percent would refer to their own performance. 28 percent would also argue using their own work experience. An increasing workload (24 percent) and the shortage of skilled workers (22 percent) would also be used as arguments by employees.

According to the survey, most employers have not yet compensated for inflation: in 70 percent of the cases there have been no salary increases so far. Wages were increased in only eleven percent of the companies, and there was a special payment in ten percent.

Afterword from the translator:

I’m impressed and amazed: Germany has an abundance of better-paid jobs? I wonder then, why are there then so many people who struggle to make ends meet ? Why are there then so many that have no job at all when there’s such an abundance and where people can simply swop their jobs for a better-paid one? Also, why then are the vast majority of the “migraines” unemployed?

So many questions and NO satisfactory answers from the political SPECTRE. Is it all hogwash as usual?

3 thoughts on “The New Normal Begins to Bite

  1. I am glad I am retired. In my day the raises came regularly, especially if you did a good job, didn’t mind overtime, and stayed late when necessary, as I did during my working life. However, times do change…

  2. to the afterword: it is not amazing that there are people who have problems to make ends meet. There have always been folks who lack endeavour or are simply ” cognitively challenged” ,in polite terms. I have worked in many lines from construction to campus and never was overachieving, so I bear no cynical attitude towards the lesser fortunate ones. Just happy I made it.
    As for migrants: many only came to sponge off the taxpayer, without remorse btw, us being miscreants.

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