Do you ever hear a term that you understand the "gist" of, but don't quite have the words to define?
For Jyst, the term "Foundational Worker" is at the core of everything we do; and we are using it to reframe the discourse around a workforce in service that is very broad.
Who are we talking about? Let us start to define our new term by painting a picture of a Day Without the Foundational Worker.
A Day Without the Foundational Worker:
15 Things You'd Have to Live Without
- Trash or recycling pick-up (drivers/sanitation services)
- Mail (mail person)
- A stocked grocery store (grocery clerk)
- Coffee on your way to work (barista)
- Being served a glass of water in a restaurant (server)
- Amazon packages (delivery drivers)
- WiFi service at your house (cable guy?)
- Samples in Costco (oops, that's so 2019)
- Dry cleaning (receptionist/cleaner)
- Getting your car washed (attendant)
- Sliced bread (baker)
- Taking public transportation (driver)
- Going to the gym (managers/trainer)
- Daycare or a babysitter (caretaker)
- Sending flowers to anyone for any reason (florist)