We've had years and years of not enough jobs. Big unemployment. Degree and 10 years of previous experience required to be a junior clerk or a till worker. The bosses in their pomp, imposing tougher and tougher conditions and cuts, shouting and swearing and demanding. "Well if you don't like it, you can go somewhere else!' they used to cry - not so much anymore. Everywhere is short of staff. The shops are closed and so are the restaurants, the buses have no drivers, nor the lorries, nobody wants to pick the crops or kill the turkeys and pigs. The building sites are stopped. As for care, well it's destroyed. There's nobody. Partly this must be because some of the EU comrades have left, but there are still plenty around. There seems to be a general feeling amongst people that they don't want to go back and waste their lives getting sweated in really mind-numbing crrap jobs. The same thing seems to be happening in the USA, which has the same 'labour shortages'. I read an article today that said really it is a decent wages, sick pay and proper treatment shortage. People are very fed up of being exploited and abused.