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originally posted by: VengefulGhost
Started out with nothing . Today own and run very successful company with branches in taiwan , china , hong kong , japan and main office in singapore . Getting ready to open branch in vietnam now . It wasnt easy took (and takes) alot of hard work . So yes hard work does pay off . All without rich relatives and without a degree from uni .
Had a few times along way where got set back to where started . Got up dusted off and started over again .
originally posted by: deadlyhope
I think this is what has more people frustrated, angry, sad, feeling short changed and beaten down. Hard work simply does not pay off like we were always taught it did.
The hardest workers are rarely ever management or higher paid positions - almost all places I've been, from Walmart, to small businesses, the owners understand the least about their operations, and their workforce carries them.
"its who you know, not what you know" certainly seems to apply as well. Whether it's smaller franchises and businesses that simply give management positions to their kin, regardless of ability ( look up business failure rates, typically third and fourth generations run things into the ground)
This along with "you have to have money to make money" leaves those of us without rich relatives at a huge disadvantage
(relatively) - those born into wealth are many times more likely to continue being wealthy, and those born outside of it, much less likely.
Now there are exceptions to the rule, and of course a person can own their own business, work for themselves, and find a market they can succeed in - but this does not describe what everyone can do. Supply and demand dictates that only so many people can offer a certain service and succeed in an area. People like to argue that we could all just work for ourselves, but it's not realistic. There's only so many services not being filled in, in any particular area..
Anyways. Just a little bit frustrated, I guess. I'm definitely working to fight the odds.. But it's a tough uphill battle.
"It's about who you know," is absolutely correct.
originally posted by: Lucidparadox
One of the problems is that in alot of industries, the best workers dont make good managers.
Think sports.. just because your a good player doesnt mean you would make a good coach.
Sometimes the tasks and skill-sets between a manager or a higher up, are so vastly different from people who work below, there is no translating.
originally posted by: luciferslight
save all your earnings. sacrifice lifestyle for a few years. wear the same cloths for until you it rips or you need a new one. food.. if you want to have a retirement plan, eat simple.
save up, but then spend on better service/equipment/employees and keep adding to your profit making machine.
one day you'll be make millions.
originally posted by: deadlyhope
the future doesn't seem to want wrench turners and honest hard workers, it seems to need techies.
originally posted by: nightbringr
originally posted by: CulturalResilience
Hard work does not pay off. It does, just not for the people that actually do it.
Hey, keep slacking off and doing a half-assed job then and see where that gets you!