posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 02:36 AM
reply to post by Hefficide
Not sure if you were using the "you could get fired tomorrow" scenario in an effort to bring me to empathize with others or to indicate that I possess
some claim to my company's wealth. If it is the former, that seems to be a talking point of supporters of social welfare programs. Again, it is a
purely emotional argument as are most rhetorical scenarios... If the intent was the latter, then I disagree with the comparison and the proposed
1. I've directly been responsible as a productive employee for my company. We've been discussing the idea that those who produce far less than their
"share" somehow deserving me shelling out a larger chunk as my "share" to compensate for their lackings. The problem with that is, in any business
unit aside from union protected workers, non producers and underachievers get the pink slip. They don't keep the dead weight and demand the rest of
the employees not only pick up the slack, but do so for the benefit of the unproductive.
2. If I was fired tomorrow, I'd go across the street and get a job with a different firm. If no firms were hiring, I'd have my own engineering
consultation business opened before the year was over. I get it that not everyone can seamlessly do that, but everyone with gumption and drive are
able to turn those traits into some manner of gainfully employment. That's simply the American Spirit and, for what it is worth, it is a dying
animal, largely killed by people who feel entitled to everything simply because they exist.
Edit to add: Going Grizzly Adams is Plan B. I'm serious, by the way. That was a large part of why I live where I do.
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burdman30ott6 because: (no reason given)