As America reopens, businesses—from airlines to arenas—see an uptick in bad behavior

SourceCNBC
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Crime’s up. Tempers are up. Across the United States, businesses are grappling with an astonishing rise in what can only be called “people behaving badly.” Retail workers have been subjected to horrifying attacks based on their race, gender identity or disability.

Flight attendants have been verbally — and occasionally — physically assaulted. Aggressive driving has led to road rage, with deadly consequences. Shoppers are brawling in the aisles. Experts are pointing to soaring stress levels as the trigger for the rise in these types of incidents. The not so friendly skies In May, a for had according to law enforcement who arrested the woman in San Diego. It was just one of the latest examples as airlines struggle with an unprecedented onslaught of confrontations. “We can say with confidence that the number of reports we’ve received during the past several months are significantly higher than the numbers we’ve seen in the past,” said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal...read more...