Originally Posted by 44Runner
I know you are right. I have known it for a long time. I think there was a small part of me that thought if I worked really hard I could change the way the game is played at least where I am concerned (super naive I know). The other large part of me didn't have a whole lot of options because my wife just plain would not move out of the area and I couldn't find another job that would pay even close to what I was making. Working hard worked really well for a while until I stalled out and decided to go back to school to see if I could add some extra differentiation to the mix or at least allow myself to jump ship and get paid the same or better. But far from not being able to change the game for myself, I have now seen people that are smarter, harder working, and just all around better than I in this large group of smartie pants people I go to school with dealing with the EXACT same garbage I am dealing with. Once again, I knew this was an issue but it is alarming to see how prevalent it really is.
Demoralizing shit, seems like you're on the well-trodden path of starting your own enterprise.
How good would it make you feel paying your employees a dignified wage while making boatloads of money? Imagine if you could promote that guy who is you.
There are other heartbreaks running your own business but just think, you could definitely fix that for a while. Until you get too successful and the stock buyout is too attractive and you let a bunch of inhuman Chinese investors come in and swamp everybody in a Coolie-labor replacement scheme for your $10 mil you quite obviously deserve for being a good, smart, hard-workin' man.
What's the best line in the film Unforgiven?
No really you should go into business with your idealism and hard work and shit.