It's a buyer's world., a short story by mark68. Date added: 2011-05-30. Times viewed: 791.
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Anyone notice how if you are looking for something to buy or someone to hire, there is a huge response of offers. People looking for staff, franchisees and consumers are all chased for their money, it's all about getting their resources, nothing more , nothing less.
You may also have noticed that there is a reverse side of that equation, if you're looking for work, if you're selling a franchise, or selling things to consumers, there's no charity, nothing given away anywhere, you have to work for every inch. Resources aren't that scarce but when you try and gain any, you'd think you lived in a desert, I know there are huge numbers of millionairs and so on, but there are far far more people who struggle for the basics of every day life, and try everything and anything to gain more resources, mostly unsuccessfully. A few even turn to crime to get what they want, that to is a way of getting resources with risks and rewards. After all, if you try and try again and don't get anything then it's all very well saying you must be honest, but the truth is there isn't much honesty in making huge amounts of money in business by doing little or nothing to deserve it, in a just world it's no more or less criminal than stealing it.
Looking for work, I had no luck, even with huge numbers of applications, as an educator I was worked into the floor for my bread and butter and the client was everything, but on the other side of the coin, looking for education, I have been offered all sorts of options saying how suitable I am, so long as I pay Looking for a franchise, they're knocking at the door and phoning from other countries to secure my money, and saying how wonderful I am and how successful I would be. It's all very natural, nature at work, survival of the fittest and all that, but it is a real shame if you don't have much in the way of resources.
Wouldn't it be nice if you were paid on your merit, regardless of your position. If you qualify at a high level, which by the way is open to anyone, then you work at that level and you get paid the most, simple as that, but if you work hard in a more manual position you still get a reasonable income, but there is the incentive to better yourself through education. After all, one of the things that separates us from the other animals is the ability to manipulate our environment though education. The day we start to dismiss it as a waste of time, is the day we have reached our peak and it will be a slow but definite down hill ride from there for all concerned.
I personally don't like the idea that people can't earn as much as their money does regardless of their profession. The very idea that if you have a million pounds in the bank your interest payments would be higher than nearly any salaried job you could get regardless of qualifications. Is it right that someone with a mere million pounds earns more than the average wage and that's without taking tax into consideration? I don't think so. They should make money sure, but more than anyone in the work place, it doesn't seem right.
You should be able to aspire, after all if you don't already have money then it's almost impossible to get it. You either marry it, or get lucky in business, there are few other options. So what is it to aspire and know that people who come from wealthy families are always going to be above you, purely because of their material wealth, I think it goes against our western version of religion, but looking around you'd be forgiven for thinking I was wrong, wouldn't you?
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