We live in stragtegic and difficult times. When the pressure to perform is at and all time high this is a difficult and troublesome trend that does not bode well for the future. There is in effect so much pressure that it is nearly impossible to do your job, let alone reach goals.
This is not a new trend, it is however more urgent and more demanding than ever before. Employers know they do not have to be fair and that they can turnover an entire office and feel confident that they can fill positions in a heart beat. That is the crux of the situation. Compassion for employees has literally gone out the window.
So profits are king at the expense of everyone and everything else. Of course there are no hard feelings. We care about you, but you must understand this is merely business.