Three times this week, I’ve gotten emails about jobs that think I’d be a good fit and they want me to apply. Then they set up time consuming obstacles in the process. The first, a cover letter, like who REQUIRES a cover letter? If I’m such a good fit I shouldn’t have to beg.
The second, some forms. Again I almost complied, and thought “No, if they are demanding more than is reasonable NOW, what kind of employment relationship does that set up?”
The third one though, really takes the cake. They want me to take a 9 hour drive and stay overnight in another city, all on my dime, for an interview…… I’m ticked at the assumption, but any further distance and it’s just hilarious. Who would drive that far just to talk to someone who won’t even commit to cover the costs of the trip?!
Then, I get a message from the university I graduated, saying I should respond, and I just don’t know how. How do you carefully word; “Work sounds interesting. The steps presented between where I am and the work appear time consuming, tedious and needless expense. When you are looking to hire someone with my qualifications AND treat them like a valued worker, I’ll be here.”
I really find the whole working in a capitalistic economy to sometimes show more resemblance to prostitution than to productive community. The company does disgusting things to you, pays you less than it’s worth, and expects you to be waiting around to lick boot anew. (Boot is a substitution, I think we all know what for.)
I’m not above selling myself. I wish I was, but I’m not. The price just better make sense for time and effort invested. I’m a high class call girl, I set my own rates, we meet when I say, and I get to say when we’re done. Oh, and most importantly, the relationship is one with an equal. I don’t ask anything unreasonable, neither does the client.
“what kind of employment relationship does that set up?”
-master and slave
-owner and peasant
and that’s exactly how capitalism was set up.
yeah, I find myself more and more communist these days, from each according to their abilities and to each according to their needs. I like that better than people who don’t work reaping the rewards while the people doing the work die young.
Like USSR wasn’t a true communist state, it degraded into an autocracy fairly early, and even then it took 60 years of sabotage by the West to bring it down. We never brought down Cuba or China, which I consider communism lite. Meanwhile our western ideals of democracy turn out to be lip service promises, we are degrading into the very type of autocracy we used to fight.
But that’s my political two cents. To quote Vonnegut; ‘One cannot work with the poor and desperate for very long without becoming familiar with the ideas of Jesus and Karl Marx” I don’t hold out any ideal as being an entire solution, all I want is better.
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“we are degrading into the very type of autocracy we used to fight.”
–>we never actually fought autocracy. that is the big lie. the rich do lip service and tell us “we need to go to war with x country to liberate the ppl,” meanwhile what we’ve been doing is toppling democratic nations and installing autocratic puppets that we can control. we’ve been lied to about all the wars in the last 30 years. Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, etc.
And if we dare expose the government corruption that is in tandem with these war criminals and benefactors of the Military Industrial Complex, like Julian Assange was doing, then they jail you.
wel fuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggs. i was writing this whole thing about socialism, communism and capitalism when i pressed the wrong key and the whole tab closed. :'(