Saturday, October 17, 2009

My favorite blog post ever

From Christina:

"You already know deep down that getting a job isn't what you want. So don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise. Learn to trust your inner wisdom, even if the whole world says you're wrong and foolish for doing so. Years from now you'll look back and realize it was one of the best decisions you ever made."

This is from my favorite blog post ever entitled "10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job" by Steve Pavlina.

As I was waiting for the internet to connect today, I decided to give this post another read for extra inspiration. (I have a copy in my work-from-home-stuff binder.)

I'll give you the highlights here, but seriously, it's 100% worth the time to read the entire thing. So, here are the top 10 reasons why you should never get a job:

1. Income for Dummies. Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There's only one problem with it. It’s stupid! It's the stupidest way you can possibly generate income! This is truly income for dummies.

2. Limited experience. You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not.

3. Lifelong domestication. Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet.

4. Too many mouths to feed. Employee income is the most heavily taxed there is. In the USA you can expect that about half your salary will go to taxes. The tax system is designed to disguise how much you’re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck.

5. Way too risky. Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves. Morons.

6. Having an evil bovine master. When you run into an idiot in the entrepreneurial world, you can turn around and head the other way. When you run into an idiot in the corporate world, you have to turn around and say, “Sorry, boss.”

7. Begging for money. When you want to increase your income, do you have to sit up and beg your master for more money? Does it feel good to be thrown some extra Scooby Snacks now and then?

8. An inbred social life. Many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Such incestuous relations are social dead ends.

9. Loss of freedom. It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an employee. The first thing you have to do is break the human’s independent will. A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations. This leads the new employee to become more obedient, fearing that s/he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible.

10. Becoming a coward. Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault.

Read the rest of the story here!

1 comment:

  1. This is Great!! I love the "inbred social life." Sooooo true. We used to call work "incestuous" bc it really WAS :)

    great post! Thanks for summarizing the main points here for us moms who barely have TIME to read as much as we should :)