Monetarily Moral Conundrum

I’m seeing a new article that emphasizes We’re not safe anymore. It’s not just COVID-19 that is scaring nations; people are afraid of vaccines, for livelihood, and such. But when were we safe? It’s an endless battle, as I see it. If it’s not a pandemic, then it’s something else. Not just in the context of Bangladesh, but even in general various issues arise at different times everywhere, it's not shocking. It’s a sad truth that we have all accepted and live with.


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So many have lost their jobs, their salaries cut. I know someone who was drawing just 70% of his salary till about December. A few of my friends and relatives were unemployed. Unemployment was present even before the pandemic, but not to this extent. Now life is slowly taking on some semblance of normalcy.

Some have started new careers whenever they got the proposal, and some are still waiting for that call to take place. Well, I don’t know about other companies, but the organization where I work has a policy of giving hikes in January. We don't have high expectations but even a small raise would be quite welcome indeed.

I was talking to one of my colleagues from the other department, and although he is glad that we would get a raise, he was solemn thinking about the medical expenses of his mother and wondered whether it'd be enough to cover them or not. The amount that he has taken a loan from a few friends has to get paid off, and indeed if he compensates in installments, that load is too much to bear. He laughed in despair, reminiscing about all those who don’t have a job, said it’s a minimal increase, but that means a lot.

Safety doesn’t just mean you have to stay safe from diseases, economic safety counts as well. Managing an enterprise is quite a big deal, managing a family is no joke either.


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Safety doesn’t just mean you have to stay safe from diseases, economic safety counts as well. Managing an enterprise is quite a big deal, managing a family is no joke either.

Not many bangalis get that! Imagine an extended family with 18 members! Its a chaos! Almost as chaotic as an office with 18 staffs! That is what my family is😂

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Oh, believe me, I know... and also there will always be someone who's expecting too much (monetarily) all the time

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All the time!! You have to be that! You have to do that! Its like they have control issues!!

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And it seems to be happening all over the world. Here in the US, the monetary numbers may look bigger, but the squeeze is the same: people are looking at jeopardized income/jobs and decreasing financial means due to furloughs and layoffs... meanwhile, electricity, phone and groceries keep going up at about the same pace is they did before there were problems. It's an equation that's going to break at some point.

=^..^=

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I totally agree with you... But not sure if the equation will break... The price will rise and a little hike on the income... Then price might go down just enough so that people can breathe easily for a while... and they will keep bouncing these prices just so that people keep thinking there's a problem to solve and the so called knights in shining armor can swoop in

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Wow well said. Indeed, there were problems before the pandemic and there will also be other problems after it's been dealt with and we shouldn't lose sight of those either.
Aside from health, food, a roof over your head and security are also human rights.

Stay positive 😊

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That is also true.... we have our own rights and help others to fight for their rights... thank you so much

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I tend to see positivity in almost everything. Sakib hates me for it, but I do. One of the items this pandemic taught us is resilience and patience. If 2 years back I mentioned some of my friends that we will be stuck home for 1 year plus, they would have laughed and asked me to cut down on the liquid diet! ;) but here we are.

There will be a fundamental shift on how people work and earn a living. People will rely less on employment or govt. to earn a living and will be forced to rely on themselves. I think that could be a positive thing we can get out of this Pandemic

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I would say I'm a realist, but not like Sakib though... even reality is different from people to people... have you wondered what your friends would say 2 years from now? There will be various answers "Ooh what a nightmare that was" "yea it was okay, boring as hell though" "double the work not enough pay"

There will be a fundamental shift on how people work and earn a living.

I think you're stating here that people will be shifting more towards earning online, freelancing, and such so that they don't get tied to a single job and their life falls apart if such incidents happen again... it was a wake-up call but not unlike any other this generation has seen before

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