Good point that made me realize I didn’t elaborate. I’m just surprised that this is the tone on Billfold, when often times generalized criticisms against employers are coming from individuals with professional jobs. Again speaking only from my/friends’ experience, professional jobs (regardless of sector) offer much fairer treatment and a more even balance of power from employee to employer. This is of course because professional employees are scarcer, providing the employee much greater leverage and more opportunities to negotiate higher pay, demand comfortable work environments, benefits etc. That doesn’t mean professional jobs are perfect or don’t suffer from difficult to negotiate things like work/life balance, but I’m still surprised by casual criticisms against professional employers for the reasons I mentioned.
Criticism coming from the working class I would certainly agree with, their lack of leverage (along with absence of unions) lead to the situation you describe.