What’s wrong with a “Job?”
A funny thing…I just had to create an online portfolio to apply for a dishwasher position. Personally I don’t know anyone who has set his or her career goals on being a dishwasher. I also don’t know a single restaurant owner who would want any of his dishwashers to remain dishwashers for the rest of their lives.
What I do know is that at over ten percent un-employment in my area, and being out of work for two years now, I just wanted to get a job and pay my bills. I’ve also applied for positions as a warehouse worker (i.e. driving a forklift) and have had to title myself as a“Material Transport Handler” to apply for these positions as well. And I’m not even going to describe the ridiculous “Titles” I’ve seen listed for Security Guard positions. Come on recruiters get over it with all these silly invented
titles for the same old positions!!
What is this thing today about careers that seems to be so all inclusive? Some of us actually do not have an interest anymore in developing a career. Is that so wrong? Is it the most important thing in the world above and beyond other interests to have to have a “Career?” The concept of simply having a job that one can go to every day, earn their livelihoods and take care of their families seems to have become some kind of a sin. Not everyone in the world is interested in having that all important stamp of recognition in their lives. Some of us actually may have other interests in their lives.
Like taking care of their loved ones for instance. Some of us may actually have other interests than a “Career” such as what we do when we are NOT at work.
Some of us actually don’t need to become multi-millionaires within five years. Some of us actually are more interested in what we do when we are not at work than what we do at work.
Some of us have already had our satisfying careers and wish to move on to more personal achievements. I have.
At this stage of my life, my biggest agenda now is to live a comfortable life with my spouse, and have time to enjoy being with her off the clock. Not wave at her as I run out the door for my newest big thing going on in the techno world of today.
Life is more than just having a job (i.e. career.) Life is enjoying the people we love. Life is things like cuddling together after work or having a nice dinner together. Life is what we do when we are not working. And that folks is supposed to be the American Dream.
A job, career, employment position is fundamentally what we do to have our lives. It is not our
With all the panic across the nation from high unemployment, we as a culture and a nation seem to have forgotten the reason we work in the first place. FOR OUR FAMILIES AND THEIR WELLFARE!!
I personally do not care about the welfare of a shareholder for a company I am employed by.
Especially when that shareholder doesn’t care enough about his employees to offer them a decent salary or provide health care options to keep the employee from seeking other work.
What is going on America? Why are we bending over for these people? Do they actually care about your wife? Your Children? Your survival?
Okay with all this back and forth in the political fights, let’s get the actual realities in place.
Regulations…specifically Federal Government Regulations.
Why are there so many?
Simple answer is that when we continually and consistently keep allowing Big Business to run itself without some kind of third party oversight, we have recessions, depressions, and sometimes whole scale civil war and revolutions.
Let’s see…oh yeah the revolutionary War. Hmm…that’s right the Dutch West Indies
Trading Co. They worked directly with Great Britain, and the rest of Europe. They were given all manner of privilege with our personal freedoms, land, and goods. And of course we were taxed by a
corrupt government that was in cahoots with what? Big Business.
Now let’s move forward some more…the great railroad expansion. Now there’s a great example of big business, using the government to run amuck. Our government had given out through
the "Homestead Act", lands for our people to grow food. Start farms, build communities and so on. Big business though decides that they are right minded and all that, and suddenly we have the Right of Eminent Domain. Good gosh…suddenly it’s a holy right to throw people off their lands to make room for railroads? The infamous bank robbers like Jesse James became famous and beloved by our people due to this.
Ranch Owners who paid thugs to burn out homesteaders so they could control more land for their profits?
Shall I go on? Each and every time in our history that we allowed Big Business Enterprise to seize
control of our government we have wound up with massive recessions, and poverty. Each and ever time. The immediate profits were great for the businesses, but they were always followed by severe economic collapse. Recessions, Depressions, the rise of the Anarchist Labor Movement of the 1930’s.
Each and every time our Federal Government was told by the population that the government needed to put restraints on the Big Business Enterprises. (Remember Enron? I’ll bet the people who lost their pensions to them do!!)
The reason behind all the Federal Government Regulations (right or wrong) is because each time we allow for the Private Sector Business Alliances to move with impunity, they abuse it. This results in collapses of our economy, and massive unemployment, Inflation, and Recession. In recent years this happened with Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Bush, and Bush Jr. And each time the people
demanded a change of government to more liberal and larger government controls. Because when Big Business is left to it’s own to monitor itself inevitably greed comes into play. (Michael Douglas was right when he said it in the movie “Wall Street.”)
Are we were going to believe that Mitt Romney and his political allies were going to actually make their political supporters behave themselves? Come on America…wake up and smell the fertilizer.
Now I'm not supporting the curent President here in any way. I'm speaking of the Socialogy of our system. It's ironic, but see for yourself. Go to Youtube, and search up any documentaries on the Great Depresssion of the 1930's. Compare what Calvin Cooledge and Herbert Hoover were publically saying during that period. It's scary. It sounds like the Radical Right Wing of Congress is borrowing from his speeches, and selling Americashort all over again.