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>> Employers in general complain that they can't buy filet mignon for the price of hot dogs, and that's suppose to be the employee's problem.

The real underlying problem is that most employers I've encountered think that they're doing their employees a favor by "giving" them a job. They don't truly perceive it as a value-for-value economic transaction.

This becomes quite evident when they give you a pile of legal papers to sign where the balance of the benefits slant heavily to the employer.

I've seen this a lot, a lot of employers seem to think they're doing their employee a favor and are insulted when they demand higher salary/better hours, but they are quick to mourn their loss and to say they can't find anyone when the employee decides to leave.

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