Santa Claus: You're just going to have to work smarter and harder with longer hours and fewer benefits and a smaller pension and no health care and... and I'm going to revisit my pricing. One tiny reindeer.
“In a competitive job market, the employee is always free to “find a better offer.” ”
In an economy where there are sufficient number of open positions, yes… to the extent that the employee is limited by the (possibly significant) costs that relocating and retraining involve. However, if the economy is in a downturn and jobs have been lost, the employee might NOT be able to find a better offer on account of there being more unemployed than available jobs.
April 12, 2017