posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 03:15 AM
This is a concept I was thinking about and I would LOVE to have input as to why this is a horrible idea, and why this is a great idea. Any productive
thoughts are always welcome.
Why do certain jobs earn more than another job?
The answer may seem obvious, people who do more should be rewarded for their work, rewarded for skill and experience, and most importantly, that is
way things work... People say that they deserve the millions or hundreds of thousands they make (those who are well off). But I cannot fathom how
someone can think somehow their day of work is worth hundreds or thousands when at the same time people EVERYWHERE in the world are working all day
long just trying not to starve to death.
Well I have thought a lot about and do not agree that any job that humanity needs, should have a higher or lower base pay than any other job that
needs. If there is a need for the job, and a person spends his day working hard, then he deserves what every other person who spent their day working
BASIC outline of the concept:
1. All jobs start at the same base rate (labor, front-line, management, executives, etc.)
2. Monthly pay rate increase based on # of hours worked in your field (it would be a monthly increase, so it would of course be somewhat small but the
more hours you have worked in that field the more you are paid. The increase per hour is the same for everyone, but if you do well, then you will get
the chance to work more hours which means overtime pay and means more hours worked - and in turn, more monthly increase.)
3. Workers will earn privilege to work overtime and move out of entry level positions based on exemplary performance coupled with experience (just
4. If a worker is not performing up to par, the company has the right to fire that employee (just like now)
5. Pay is received based on hourly work, with overtime available, if you work longer you are paid for it (overtime is a privilege available to top
performers) (like now with most companies).
1. Opportunity to earn more money working more hours and receiving overtime pay.
2. Opportunity to be promoted to position of more respect, responsibility, and authority to influence policy/process/etc.
3. Opportunity to help others and improve the efficiency of the organization.
4. You can still be fired if you are not doing your job.
5. Honor, self respect, community respect, and prestige of doing your job well and helping the organization and community.
6. Training and professional education is provided free by the corporation/organization or local/state government. (in most cases the workers would be
able to learn on the job in addition to classroom training, making training much faster and specific to the job they will do.)
1. Removes class system and gets people who want to work an honest days work all on the same page.
2. Increases average earnings for most workers.
3. Prevents politicians and "fat cats" from earning exorbitant salaries.
4. Helps prevent small groups of billionaires from unilaterally influencing and controlling political policy/events.
5. Removes the feeling of inferiority between classes that exists.
6. People would work for respect and honor once again, in addition to opportunity to earn more (remember the increase ability).
1. Too difficult to change the current process.
For me, even if we compare a Surgeon to a Janitor, we need things cleaned up and we need doctors too. The main concept comes down to 2 basic ideas: 1.
People want to do what they do well, that's how we attract a mate - ultimately its a base instinct in addition to the "motivators" listed above. 2.
A days work for a days pay should be fair and balanced (which is a complete joke right now). So if you think a person doesn't deserve as much as a
surgeon (or any other job), then try eliminating that position altogether, then you will see you didn't need them after all, OR you will start to see
the trash piling up, and realize you made a mistake.
TOTALLY a rough concept, but I want to know why this is a horrible plan, and why this is a good plan. Any thoughts?