The Thieves of Moldova’s Future
Moldova is being robbed of its people from state-owned and private institutions. From all professional areas and workplaces. It happens that the man is at his workplace, doing his job, and receives a call or a message: “We have money, join us” or “I’ll pay you more, come work with us!”
There are so few people left in Moldova that companies and institutions must lure and hunt from each other the qualified specialists living in the country. The problem is the same with unskilled workers. Moldovans who have filled construction sites from Moscow to New York can not build their homes, hospitals, or sewers. Moldova is left with no qualified people in the construction field. The agricultural area is lacking working hands too. The few daredevils in Moldovan agriculture who try to plant an orchard or a strawberry homestead are aware that they will have no people to work with, as there are few people working in seasonal agriculture and many choose to work abroad.
There are not enough people in journalism either. Currently, ZdG is looking for new employees, as do other Moldovan media and journalistic platforms. The most established newsrooms in Moldova are looking for reporters, videomakers, editors, presenters, however, no one is interested in applying for these jobs. Because people leave to work in another country. People who came from newsrooms TV8 and ProTV work now at ZdG, people who left ZdG and ProTV work at TV8, and so on, we go around in circles. Maybe the newsrooms should formalize this cycle of reporters: to work in rotation for specific periods at certain Moldovan media platforms. You might ask why don’t we hire young people from college? Because there are no more people in Moldovan universities either. Even though there are a few journalism faculties, professors are left with no students. Young people don’t wish anymore to appear on TV or to write investigative articles. They wish to leave the country and build their career abroad. Moldova became synonymous with the place that people want to leave at the first chance.
Psychologists claim that people leave their homes to move somewhere else when they no longer feel safe economically, socially, physically, or mentally. On the other side, why fight for a country from which almost all people able to work have fled and institutions remain with free job spots, which no one wants to take even for a decent wage? Why sacrifice the future for a broken country?
There are moral obligations that Moldovans will not get rid of even if they move to Norway, Italy, or Singapore. In Moldova remained those who could not leave: the elderly, people with disabilities, people who do not have money for a flight ticket, people who are alone, or people who have someone in care. The remaining people are someone’s mothers and fathers, grandparents, uncles, teachers, engineers, doctors, farmers, plumbers, or builders of yesterday. They built everything they could in the Moldovan villages and cities, they gave birth and raised today’s generations, they lived through the hardships of the social and political transformations, they endured shortages, and contributed to society. Today they have miserable pensions, left alone by their loved ones to keep moving abroad. The few left people in Moldova who are able to work ended up stealing from each other.
Moreover, in a state of abandonment, the Moldovan state institutions steal more and more. Since the last parliamentary elections in 2019, parliamentary parties have stolen deputies, votes, or signatures on draft law projects. They also steal Moldova’s future.
Even at this moment, after the Constitutional Court’s decision, a majority is not built in the Parliament but is sold, hunted, or blackmailed. The parliamentary majority was bought in this way to appoint a new Government. Why should a parliamentary majority that has problems with the law decide who will lead the Government?
The Parliament’s majority abuses the most powerless citizens of Moldova – those who cannot flee abroad. How ethical is it to abuse people who can’t defend themselves? How ethical is it to tolerate abusers? Why let dozens of deputies believe they can decide everything? Don’t we better try to choose others?