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RE: Would you people quit your job if you could somehow earn the same amount of money each month but from a different source?

in LeoFinance9 months ago

Well, we already don't "work for someone" because much of the time here in the US it's a dead end unless you have a high salaried job.

I work at a number of different things — eBay, book editing, my art, giving workshops — to make it through the days and months. Writing on LeoFinance/Hive is more or less my version of a "savings account." If I keep working away at it, hopefully it will amount to something in another 3-5 years.


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How did we end up like this? I keep asking myself that question...Really...

I remember my grandparents...they had no concerns and lived a happy life...

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Couple of thoughts on that:

The world was "slower" in our grandparents' time. The idea of getting a good job in your 20's working your way up the ranks, staying with the same company till you were a "manager" in your 40's and retiring with a gold watch and a pension at 65 was a reality. Now the average job lasts someone less than 18 months, and people make an eternal series of lateral moves in hope of getting ahead.

I also think corporate culture went wrong when corporations were granted "personhood" and became entities that existed only to maximize profit for investors, rather than to employ people and produce goods and services. Employment and goods/services used to be the primary objective... now they are just a disposable vehicle for higher profits.

And yes, I say that as very much a free-market capitalist.


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