Remember That One Brief, Shining Moment We Thought Employees Had Power?

That was nice.

Ted Bauer
3 min readJun 2, 2023

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We had a narrative from maybe August 2020 until sometime deep in 2021 that employees finally had power — they had those bastard employers over a barrel! — because they were “voting with their feet” and “reconsidering what work meant to them.” I agree that was happening to some extent, but I also realize most people…

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Ted Bauer

Mostly write about work, leadership, friendship, masculinity, male infertility, and some other stuff along the way. It's a pleasure to be here.