The more we get into this period of labor shortage in North America that some refer to as "The Great Recession," the more cases we can see that inform us as to how this situation came to unfold.
And we can also learn a lot from cases where chains like Dick's Drive-Ins have managed to keep themselves fully staffed, as they offer the kinds of wages and benefits that make them attractive to workers.
But as the fallout from one short TikTok by a Costco employee reveals, when retail and other service businesses do provide these kinds of enticements, it can often make others acutely aware of how much their jobs are paying them.
And in this case, that has brought about some interesting debate.
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