Motto: If we are all equally bad at what we do, we will all receive great rewards.
If you are not rewarded for improving yourselves, then there's no point. Why go through all the hassle of learning more or improving your abilities in your line of work if you won't be rewarded for it monetarily. If there isn't a REAL reason for improving your skills, then there's no hurry and no sense of urgency... again, why bother.
The end results are clear. If you have not improved yourself based in your line of work, you will be doomed if and when you have to leave your current employer. This becomes a vicious trap... they have you by the jugular.Union leader says to union member: "Don't worry about improving yourself because you'll still receive great benefits".
Union leader says to other union leaders: "Don't worry about Joe leaving. He hasn't improved his skills to match the demands of the real world".
The other day I heard a man say that his union works hard for its members. Was he right? Perhaps there are a small handful that give a damn about the average Joe, but for the most part they become much like huge corporations who lose the original intent of why they created their organization. They profess to care about ALL of the members but couldn't tell you the first thing about them.
We have plans to open our own business in the next 18 months and will need to hire employees. I do not fear being successful in "this economy" because I think "this economy" is what we make of it (although the stimulus package is only going to make it worse to the point that "this economy" will be exactly what THEY say it is). What I fear is the government's interference in letting me be successful. If the government insists on regulating and taxing us to death, then we will not be able to keep our company open and thus we will lose the ability to provide jobs in our neighborhood.
I'm tired of politicians and the government trying to make everyone THE SAME. We are not all the same. We do, however deserve the same rights when it comes to the law of the land. We have the right to succeed and the right to fail.
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