I was wondering what kind of fallacy is giving an example that occurred in the past, and thus saying we don't need to worry about the present as the same or worse happened in the past. I would like to know if there's a known name for this fallacy also, and some resources if you could.
Person 1: I can't believe we only have 14 days off work a year! It's a shame, we are working hard enough, it should be higher!
Person 2: What are you complaining about? Back in my day, we only had 10 days off! Stop crying!
I am not sure if I gave the "right" scenario, so I will give a more accurate one:
At the beginning, there was only one team - "A", containing 5 employees including our example employee "Jack" (so it was Jack + 4 more)
7 employees came, and because it was a lot of people to handle - it was decided to open a new team as follows:
Jack + 3 new employees (1 + 3 = 4 total employees in team A)
The rest (3 + 4 = 7 total employees in team B)
The one who decided this division is a person, who is a senior team-lead in the team we'll call him 'James' - and long ago he was in a team of 4 employees in total (himself + 3 more)
Jack: I can't believe it, why have my conditions worsened? I was in a team of 5 - now I am in a team of 4 in total! What is this unfair division?
James: What are you crying about? Back in my day - we were 4 in total as well!
The key to note here is that "Jack" is a victim of an unfair division, and we will say that the workloads of both teams are somewhat the same; they gave more to team B because it was working a little bit harder than team A.
So - which fallacy are Person2 and James making? Does it have a name? Is it even an argument? I would appreciate your answers.