I've been retired from business reporting for nearly 5 years now, so I haven't had opportunities to use the watchword that guided all my work.
It was: "All employers lie and the worse they are doing, the more they lie."
It's true, and they are such bad liars. I was reminded of it by this story in the New York Times today.
It would be different if unions were still strong. The employers would still lie and abuse and persecute their workers, but someone would stand up to them.