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Eye opener for February 24, 2024: The benefits of working for others are fading

One of the arguments against owning and operating your own business used to go as follows:

You will have to work so many more hours to run your own business than you would working for someone else.

This argument however holds far less weight in a time when more productivity is demanded from fewer people. While this may have been an acceptable expectation decades ago, but in America we are long past the point at which this is reasonable. Today, people are be retired to do ten hours of work in an eight hour day. Of course this does not apply to every employee in America, but the trend is continuing in a direction that only benefits the employer. And add long commuting times to the extra hours one must put in to earn the equivalent of dollars made years to decades ago and you end up with a very diminished quality of life. Instead of nine to ten hours (including the commute) employees are spending eleven to twelve or more hours away from the home.... If an employee works a five-day work week, that means they are spending 36% of the time away from their family. If they have to work two or more jobs (as many Americans must today) they are spending even more time away from what is vastly more important than making someone else rich. At the end of your life, how many of you are going to reflect foundly on all of the hours you spent away from your family?

So, my recommendation would be that, if you're not able to build or start a business with the knowledge or skill(s) that you currently possess, go out and get a job in the field for which you you have passion. Create your own business now and spend however many years you need to become an expert in your preferred field then start your own thing. I say create your business NOW because there are grants and other opportunities that require a certain amount of being in that business to be eligible for said grant or opportunity. There are all kinds of resources (many free or low cost) to help start and maintain your business. Utilize these resources because they can also help you avoid many of the mistakes that new entrepreneurs make when they don't plan for the future.

In the years to come, more and more companies and corporations will reveal their true nature's and fewer employees will believe such nonsense as

Here at (fill in the corporate name here) we're one big family.

Many of today's employees will soon understand that just because some friend or family member says they should just be thankful for their job, doesn't make it true. This is the mindset that so many companies and corporationss depend on to keep their employees fearful. A scared employee won't leave your company or even ask for a well-deserved raise. A fearful employee will help an employer make more profit until diminishing returns are tipped in such a way that the more profitable thing to do is to fire that employee who believes they're like family.

If, however, you look at working for anyone else as a means to make them richer until they fire you, you get too old to work or you due then you might consider striking out on your own a better alternative. You might prefer to have a better grasp on what you future at the company is, since you own the company. You might prefer to make one hundred percent (minus taxes and expenses if course) from what you produce as opposed to 75 percent or less off of what you produce. As the title of this post states...

The benefits of working for some else are fading.

The future doesn't look too bright for the thousands to millions of employees who are going to be laid off, nor the thousands of millions of employees who who have produce more to cover for those who are laid off. How could the future look brighter when the the only entity (the Government) that could stand against the behemoths of industry don't or won't? Stand up for yourself because the atomized Society that our world leaders have created won't. You are in your own, so act accordingly.

In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups, or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare, and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.

In "Solutions...", I provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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