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10 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job...

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  1. castlevania32
    it might look apealing but the basic postulate is wrong : where did you see that people actually want freedom ?
     

     
    masses just want to feel like they're free, if they don't see the cage that's fine [​IMG]
     
  2. grokit
    Haha, Jack and Dennis [​IMG]
     
    Paper or plastic?
     
    Cash or check?
     
    There's your freedoms [​IMG]
     
  3. classakg


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    Well, probably he was drunk. lol
     
     
  4. appophylite
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    See, I don't agree, that it is merely conditioning and fear that keep people working at jobs. I stay at my job right now because as long as I do what is expected of me, I can expect a steady income coming back my way. I know that if I make a mistake, my company can fire me, but I also know that as long as the mistakes are not exceptionally counter-productive, I own up to them, and Iearn from them and prevent them from happening again, my company will stand by me and keep me employing. I don't see this as conditioning in any way.
     
    As I said earlier, I stay at my job because it maintains a steady income for myself. Let's say I want to do as the author of the article says and instead of working for a company, 'make money while living life.' I have a fairly healthy amount of money in my savings/checking/etc right now. My mom has currently expressed interest in starting an Indian restaurant in our town because it will give her something to do, there are no Indian restaurants in our city, and there is a very well expressed niche for Indian food and an Indian restaurant in our area that has not been met. My dad is willing to stand behind her but both are keenly aware of the fact that starting a restaurant is going to be a huge investment in terms of cash and time. I could always seed them with my savings for partial stake in future profits from the restaurant (and I have told them that as my parents, I am more than willing to put up what I can for no real stake on my part, if they really go forward). This is exactly the kind of thing the author is mentioning. If the restaurant is a success, then I can live my life freely and fully, while my initial investment in the restaurant will make money while I do whatever I feel like without having to be accountable to anyone. But what if the restaurant fails, and I lose the initial investment, and it puts my parents into such a big hole, that they will never be able to pay me back and it fully sinks my bank accounts? This is the real reason I have a job: it is a stable source of income I can fall back on if any other money-making endeavor I choose to pursue fails miserably
     
  5. appophylite
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    Here's another part of the article I don't agree with, with regards to what the author is proposing. He clearly states that in generating the website, He uses systems which he doesn't understand, to do the work for him so that he doesn't have to spend his time re-inventing the wheel. I expect, based upon my reading that the systems he is talking about are systems such as the coding language used to format his page for display, or the Paypal system that allows him to process donations, etc. But what he fails to realize is this: if you need any of these systems and don't want to make them yourself, you need someone else to do it for you. So let's say you want to write a web-page that presents your articles for you and have if accept donations from other people. Writing is your forte but coding a system to process financial transactions is not. Your friend next door, on the other hand is more than willing to do that for you, because that is his skill. So both of you are following the Author's advice: you are not working a job, but you are both setting up a system that generates income for little time investment: you have your blog accepting donations, and your friend can generate income from a monthly licensing fee for his little software that processes the donations to your bank account. Now, a month later, 5 other guys say they have websites that could use the same software that your friend made for you. His revenue stream then increases because now he gets license fees from 6 people instead of one. But now, the amount of time he has to invest in monitoring his system goes up. Initially, only one person (you) used his software, so there was only one place for money to go --> your bank account. Now with 6 people on the system, he has to make sure that money going to each person's account isn't accidentally getting cross-transferred into someone else's account. But it is still only 6 people, so it isn't so bad. Fast Forward to a year later: 1000 people want to use the software your friend initially wrote for you. That is a lot of people for him to monitor, and he finally decides that he needs someone else to help him. So guess what he does? He hires someone to help him do the work. 2 people can do it faster than 1. After another year, he is up to 50,000 licenses, and has hired 5 people to help him monitor all of these accounts. Now he decides that he can leave the work of monitoring the system to the 5 guys he hired over 2 years and he will merely provide supervision to them. You see what has happened? Those 5 guys have jobs: the exact kind of job that the author of the article is stating that you would be a moron to keep yourself in. What the author fails to see is that if everyone decides to suddenly up-and-do as he states in his article, you are eventually going to return back to people having to work for other people and being happy to do so because it provides them with what they need.
     
  6. marvin
    Honest answer is that 70% of small businesses vanish within ten years of creation. Relatively few end in spectacular bankruptcies, rather, they mostly wither away after the seed money slowly depletes or after it's apparent that the business will never turn a significant profit. It's nice to be able to work for yourself, but the vast majority of people don't have the skills, business sense, or luck to run a functional business with long term income generation and stability that exceeds what they'd make from a salary. Nor do they have the desire to gamble a decade or more of their lives for the benefits of self employment.
     
    Glib answer is that we can't all make a living as "internet personal development guru" bloggers.
     
  7. MaxwellDemon
    A bit of an idealistic post from my perspective.
     
    And truth to be told, even if I am an investment guru and always hit right with business and stuff like that... I'd get a job to kill time.
     
  8. LizardKing1
    [​IMG]
     
  9. desktophifi
    ^ second option, i guess. Everybody needs a job. 
     
  10. anoobis
    ^ Most people need an income or a surplus of whatever they produce for trading. That's not necessarily the same as a job. </pedant mode> [​IMG]
     
  11. mongol


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    +1.  Sounds like another new-age huckster, telling people all they really have to do is expose their real self to the world.  If that was true, everyone would be doing it, and there would be no one left to stock shelves at the supermarket.
     
  12. Dynobot
    Well with raising college tuition costs and the level of public education decreasing I would say that the US is gearing up to become a full fledged third world [manual labor] nation.  Just wait a bit and the jobs will come, our kids and their kids will be stitching shoes and making cloths soon enough.  Shows like Seinfeld et.al got the current generation used to the idea of being an apartment dweller at 30 years old [which is right about were we are today], the next batch of media will soften the next era.  Stay tuned for more media that represents living in poverty [while being funny and entertaining], before you know it the lifestyle will be engrained as acceptable and the generation will comply.
     
    Just my twisted take....
     
  13. dilpal
    And there are more than 100 reasons to get a job.
     
  14. logwed


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    Living in an efficient space within your financial means is an example of how are society is degrading??
     
  15. appophylite


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    I'm not entirely sure what you are getting at here. Are you saying its a bad thing to be 30 and have an apartment within your ability to support yourself in one?
     
     
     
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