I get your frustration. Still, if you're outraged because "lazy" folks would rather sit at home for $15/hour instead of working at the first shitty job that comes along for $10/hour (and paying for daycare, if they have kids), some in states where vaccination rates are low and the Delta variant is spreading quickly, I hope you're equally outraged that the wealthiest 1% of American households controlled about $41.52 trillion of the nation's wealth, and the bottom 50% -- that's middle-middle class and below -- controlled only $2.62 trillion, or 1/16th of the amount of the top 1%. Or that billionaires have gotten $1.2 trillion richer during the pandemic. But, hey, let's point fingers at Jayden because she's making a rational decision to spend some meaningful time at home with her kid, rather than getting Karen's kids more fries at Red Robin.It is bigger that that. Almost every restaurant, and most of the stores in our area have a staffing shortage because the Government is now subsidizing people to stay home.
If there's a labor shortage, employers have two choices; (1) raise wages, offer benefits, and/or improve working conditions to the point where working at a certain job becomes a rational economic decision, or (2) deal with a labor shortage, and complain about lazy, ungrateful workers. If you're the kind of employer who proclaims that anyone who doesn't want to wash dishes, stand up all day over a hot grill, or wipe shit off of patients in a memory care unit for minimum wage is "lazy" or "leeching off the system", why should anyone want to work for you to begin with?
From the Mercury-News "rational decision" link above: "As Heidi Shierholz, senior economist and director of policy at the left leaning Economic Policy Institute, wrote, “I often suggest that whenever anyone says, ‘I can’t find the workers I need,’ she should really add, ‘at the wages I want to pay."
(And, IMHO, if you want to get more off the dole and into the workforce, the Feds and state governments need to address the benefits cliff, instead of just commissioning reports about it like they have for the past God-knows-how-many decades.)