Work Sucks: How Corporations Steal Your Soul
Today I had a run in with a fake “tough guy” of a manager at the place where I’m employed. Unfortunately relying exclusively on profits made from the Grant J. Kidney movement isn’t enough to pay the bills just yet.
So this manager- a cheesy little man who thinks he’s the big bad wolf of the place where I work- tries writing me up for having to call off on him the day prior so that I could make a few bucks from one of my other business ventures. I just can’t wait every two weeks to get paid from work. I need paid the day I work. Paying folks for their labor a whole two weeks from the fact is just outright immoral- especially in lieu of a collapsing economic system which has forced almost fifty million to accept food stamps from Mommy/Daddy government.
This douche sits in his “big boy” chair behind his “big boy” desk and tells me that his “customers come first” and that it doesn’t matter that I was almost forced to eat out of a trash dump due to a bit of a financial rut that hit me like a fast train from hell. The little brat continues to inform me of how successful he is in his business and that he worked hard all the way up through school to get to where he is today.
I won’t continue to bore you with details of my run-in with a community-college educated buffoon on a gross, Nazi-like power trip. But I will enlighten you some over just why I think work sucks and what should become of the work-place in the near future.
Reform the Workplace. Now.
I’m a big time hippy who believes that money is the root of all evil and that our planet is one, dynamic whole. Perhaps I’m just a pipe-dreamer like good ol’ John Lennon before me. But until my vision of a holistic future is manifested, I think there are some really practical ways to reform the whole of society- starting in particular with the work place.
Work is slavery. If you make less than twenty thousand per year, the government takes about 20% from you in taxes each and every pay check. 20%? Isn’t it a bit harsh to penalize the poor in such a grotesque manner? Maybe if the government quit taxing the poor and let them keep the entirety of their paychecks, they could do away with welfare since one is really only getting back what he puts in if collecting food stamps.
The work place is a dictatorship. In school, little children are taught that Mr. Hitler and Mr. Stalin were “bad people” and that dictatorship is outright evil. Yet, little do the children know that the entire reason they’re enrolled in public school is so that they come out perfect little slaves to an all encompassing corporate state.
At work, you’ve got a great big boss (the dictator) and a few mini-bosses beneath him (the leader’s generals). Beneath the mini bosses you’ve got supervisors (the Gestapo). And of course, beneath the supervisors are the “little people”, the slaves. The entire structure of the workplace is fashioned after dictatorships that have all since come and gone.
The workplace ought to be reformed in this manner- all duties and functions starting with the head boss ought to be decentralized- the work load spread out among workers. Secondly, any decision ought to be voted upon- who gets hired, fired, etc. All too often the dictator (er, boss) takes it upon himself to bring total ruin to someone’s life simply by stating, “you’re fired!” Enough is enough, I say!
Pay should be totally equal. Vacations should be mandatory- hell, over in Europe, our brothers and sisters are required by the state to have at least five or six weeks off!
If you work in a place that produces food, you should be fed, no questions asked. You should definitely be allowed to use the bathroom when needed. And, of course, health care should be provided for free. What? You’re expected to come in to work, be dutiful, give it your best, and at the end of the day fall sick with no safety net to rely on?
If the aforementioned benefits were introduced to the workplace, employees would no doubt love to come to work everyday. I just don’t get the mind-set of those who structure the workplace. Are they expecting the population to go along with their tyranny for much longer?
Work squashes the human soul no doubt. Being forced into anything is a pure sign of dictatorship. Just as soon as I’m a bit more in control of my finances, I’m breaking free from the slave-grid permanently and putting all my effort into bringing down the establishment.
Here’s to all you employees out there. Fight for your dignity, brothers and sisters!