Millionaire CEO Says Unemployment Needs To Rise By 50% So ‘Arrogant’ Employees Work More

At the heart of corporate power is a breed of CEOs who embody the very essence of exploitation and audacity. These big-shots, dressed in expensive suits and driving luxury cars, have a set of beliefs that could send shockwaves through the ethical foundations of business. They argue that in order to make workers put their heads down and follow every rule that they make, they need to set them straight through insensitive means – either by withholding their salaries or by firing some and setting it as an example for the rest.

One of such people is one of the richest people in Australia – Tim Gurner, who is the founder and CEO of the Gurner Group, a multi-millionaire property developer. He believes that ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, people do not want to work as much and continue making a decent salary and to set them straight, there needs to be unemployment and a “pain” in the economy.

At the Financial Review Property Summit, he said:

“People decided they didn’t really want to work so much anymore through COVID. They have been paid a lot to do not too much in the last few years, and we need to see that change. We need to see unemployment rise. Unemployment has to jump 40-50% in my view. We need to see pain in the economy. We need to remind people that they work for the employer, not the other way around. There’s been a systematic change where employees feel that employers are extremely lucky to have them as opposed to the other way round.”

Have a look at the video here:

This audacious claim of his, which is being delivered with an air of entitlement, hints at a very troubling conviction – that employees solely exist to fulfil the wishes of their corporate masters. Their personal lives and mental well-being be damned.

These kinds of beliefs stand in stark contrast against the principles of fairness, empathy and social responsibility, raising questions about the moral compass of those ruling the corporate world.

His claims were met with immense criticism online. Here’s what some people had to say:

What a decline of humanity!

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