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Way back in ancient times, employees formed unions to demand better working conditions instead of waiting for a company to benevolently provide them. Replacing burnt out employees and writing good PR articles is cheaper and easier than fixing the many systemic issues that lead to it. They might get better productivity out of non-burnt workers, but companies are afraid to invest in employees that could leave any time for better opportunities. For better or worse, this is the situation that is incentivized by at-will employment and other factors.



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