When companies began slowly rehiring after the 2008 econalypse, I had the depressing suspicion that a culture of overworking and underhiring would soon take hold. I’m sorry to have been right.
It’s time, as you say, for people in the workforce to stop accepting unacceptable working conditions. I don’t care if your company has a gourmet cafe and a spa onsite, if the unspoken expectation is that you’ll spend 12 hours a day there, it Is. Not. Worth. It.