Where did all the people go?
In our community, we have a lawyer shortage, a computer technician shortage, a construction contractor shortage, a doctor shortage, a substitute teacher shortage. And those are just ones I can think of without trying.
Everyone is crazy busy; nobody has time to do other people’s work.
And it’s not just all COVID backlog. That’s some of it, and no doubt plays large in things like construction projects, but in my law practice? That’s only a slice of the problem. There are a lot of other factors at play. I think the $5 trillion of COVID relief has something to do with it, but I don’t know.
Something’s gotta break. Things are moving fast; people are tired and frayed. It’s not good.
Speaking of which, I need to get back to my desk. (Smile.)