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Work ethic, Is it completely gone?

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:18 AM
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I know how lucky I am to have a job,
regardless of what or how crappy it is


Personally I find this sort of attitude just as bewildering.

For many people "having a job" means living on a schedule dictated by somebody else only to spend half of their waking hours doing something they find unpleasant.

And they're supposed to be grateful for this?

Why do you feel "lucky" to have a job?

Equally bewildering to me is people who "take pride in their work." Excuse me? You are a menial peasant who is completely dependant upon someone else to provide you with your "living." You do simple tasks that could easily be automated and yet you feel "pride" and "fulfillment" in your self imposed slavery?

I don't relate.





[edit on 10-7-2009 by LordBucket]




posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:20 AM
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How things deteriorate...
This was typical in socialism:
"Responsibility is collective, merits are individual."

You end up with workers thinking:
"They can never pay me as little as little I can work."

Bosses compete at "official" dinners: who can eat more lamb chops. (They were called the "lamb brigades".)

Workers take whatever they can from their work places, for free (stealing). Because it belongs both to everyone and to no one. And no one is watching.
In the end everyone expects from government to bail them out.

Once the society gets to this stage of lethargy, it cannot be reversed.

The gang mentality prevails. Stealing, manipulation, speculation, opportunism. Politicians protect thieves, people vote for them because they know their theft will not be prosecuted. Everybody is out there to do some damage without ever being punished.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by LordBucket


I know how lucky I am to have a job,
regardless of what or how crappy it is


Personally I find this sort of attitude just as bewildering.

For many people "having a job" means living on a schedule dictated by somebody else only to spend half of their waking hours doing something they find unpleasant.

And they're supposed to be grateful for this?

Why do you feel "lucky" to have a job?

Equally bewildering to me is people who "take pride in their work." Excuse me? You are a menial peasant who is completely dependant upon someone else to provide you with your "living." You do simple tasks that could easily be automated and yet you feel "pride" and "fulfillment" in your self imposed slavery?

I don't relate.





[edit on 10-7-2009 by LordBucket]

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I feel lucky, because a lot of people don't have a job, and at least 10 people per day come and apply for my position, so I do feel lucky, that out of 1,000 people my boss chose me, because I harrassed the hell out of him maybe one of the reasons why.

It's a crappy job, I feed his family, and work alone, but i'm a college guy too, so i'm still working on my edu.

If I can't feel satisfied and have a great work ethic here, then if I'm a CEO of a company, I won't be satisfied or a hard worker there either, and i'll be a scumbag like most of them.

My dad went from a guy shooting small animals, and selling them to a CEO of an OIL company in Egypt, and did it all by himself, he loved doing and worked hard doing the worst jobs, but became a Oil Tycoonists, and loved that. He is my inspiration.

If you can't be good at what your doing now, you can't be good at anything.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:42 AM
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I'm bewildered by your post. No-one wants to be in self imposed slavery as you put it, but the unavoidable reality of life is that stuff has to be paid for, and until we have a better system....which I guess has yet to be discovered, cos we're not using it....then we have to work for the cash to pay the bills and eat. It's really that simple. And yes, we're lucky to have jobs in the current climate. I've been through redundancy in the last 6 months and all the panic that goes with it. It's a frightening experience. I'm going back to college in the autumn, and guess what.....I have a job to help us through that too....

To me, having the means to live is not slavery...it's freedom. I will finish college with no debt, no overdraft, no bank loan, and something in the bank, if I'm careful. It's all about perspective.

Why is it so hard to have a little understanding of the concept of pride? Done to excess, it's not good, but few things are. Treating a customer with no real notice of who they are is immensley disrespectful....how would you feel? Does that sound too naive to you?



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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we're lucky to have jobs in the current climate.


"In the current climate."

To me this doesn't seem all that different from a slave saying "I'm lucky that my master doesn't beat me. Lots of masters beat their slaves."



It's all about perspective.


Yes.



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