The world today is based on work. You work for someone else. You
work for yourself. You own your own business and you work at
that. You own someone else's business, and they work for you.
You're a mover and a shaker, and people everywhere work because
of you and your influence.
Work work work work work!
Do you like to work? Do you enjoy commuting every single day,
wasting hours and hours of your life behind the wheel? Do you
love your boss? Do your co-workers inspire you to become a
better person? Can you even IMAGINE your life without that job
to hold you together?
Well, luckily, you don't have to!
Utilize all of the following concepts as a reminder that no
matter what, whatever happens, NEVER EVER QUIT YOUR JOB!
College - Go through 4 years of high school wanting to do
nothing but get drunk, do drugs, and have sex. Be denied all of
that by your entire society. Now pay $20,000 to $40,000 per
year, move into a dormitory unsupervised where you can indulge
in as much sex, drugs, and booze as you want to, and then be
expected to focus on your career goals. This makes sense, right?
Job Hunting - This one is simple. You can't get a decent job
because you don't have any experience. You can't get any
experience because you don't have a decent job. Repeat.
Payroll - You make plenty of money, right? In fact, you wish you
could give some BACK to your employer every week. After all,
they have been generous enough to give you a job, the least you
could do is add some of your own pitiful salary to their already
fat bank accounts.
Management - Your boss could not
possibly be any smarter or more in touch with you and your
fellow coworkers. In fact, it's a miracle that your boss is only
a manager, and doesn't actually own the whole company. He or she
is, in fact, your very Guiding Light. Don't do anything to
jeopardize that valuable resource!
Day Shift - Here's a
question: Whose bright idea was it for almost every person in
America to go to work at exactly the same time, to go to lunch
at exactly the same time, and to leave at the end of the day at
exactly the same time? Your life would NOT be easier if you were
allowed to telecommute, set your own hours, or perhaps think of
your own resourceful way to get your job done every day. Stick
with day shift, and pass the road rage, please.
Co-workers - Now here is a lovely idea. Take a whole bunch of
people who have absolutely nothing in common except their need
for a very small paycheck, force them into situations that they
hate, and ask them to get along, smile, and be team players.
Don't forget to give a wink and a nod to Greaser Bob at the
office who may actually not even own a shower, or to Perfume Pam
who thinks that personal aroma products are to be doled out in
serving sizes, not in spritzes.
Benefits - Thank the
Maker that you can work between 50 and 80 hours each week for
the privilege of paying hundreds of dollars of the money that
you make working 50 to 80 hours each week for a benefits package
that doesn't cover squat in case you end up in the hospital and
have to stay for 50 to 80 hours each week. Was that a run-on
Pension Plan - Here is another gem of today's
society. Work for the same company for the 40 years needed to
retire in order to earn a pension plan that gives you a small
weekly percentage of the money that wasn't enough for you to
live off of in the first place.
In conclusion, it seems
that we have clearly demonstrated that getting and holding on to
a corporate position is DEFINITELY something that you want to to
However, if you think that any or all of the above
rings very true and you just want OUT, then by all means, take
the leap. The ridiculous scenario illustrated above will still
be there later if you decide to go back to it!
About the Author:
Aaron Potts continues his one-man
crusade to teach the world that the corporate mentality simply
does not work! If you want to shed your corporate chains and
make a true difference in the world - oh, and make some great
money in the process - email Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org.