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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:26 pm on July 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Employment: Success ≠ Happiness 

    Every Industry, Company and workspace carries it’s own set of ethics and moral codes.

    A lot of companies have really poor ethics and moral codes when it comes to making money. At the end of the day, all they want is to make big bucks; it doesn’t matter if that means outsourcing your work to a 12 year old in Bangladesh who earns a few cents everyday.

    When I was working, I wasn’t really happy. I was earning money. I could see the money being deposited in my bank account at the end of every month. But I didn’t care. It just seemed irrelevant to me. And that was an eye-opener for me. I realized I never really cared about the money. All I wanted was a decent life. But not at the cost of sacrificing my peace and happiness for money.

    There was a lot of pressure at work. The pressure of meeting deadlines and the social pressure of meeting my coworkers expectations. I’m a good team player. I’m also a good solo player. But I never worked well with having someone constantly looking over my shoulder, or telling me what to do, or repeatedly putting me down or treating me like a retarded child.

    I’m not retarded. I just have a different personality that doesn’t fit well with the general population. I’m an independent thinker. I like to do things my way. I won’t hesitate to say NO. And I like to be my own boss. I’m not an ass-kisser. I’m not afraid to run solo. I don’t need anyone’s company.

    There are times when I like to have some company. And there are times when I like to be alone. A lot of people never understood this.

    I knew exactly what my coworkers thought of me. They thought I was boring. They thought I was immaturely strong-headed. And they thought I was a loser.

    I’m not a loser. I’m a guy who knows his priorities. And even a woman couldn’t keep me from doing what I wanted.

    What’s with all these companies having a bunch of bullshit days on certain weeks of the year? No, I do not have a wardrobe filled with clothes of your specified color/design/style. I don’t want to dress up like the others. If people want to dress up like high school athletes, that’s their choice. But don’t push it on me! I don’t want to wear formal/informal/sporty/traditional/whatever. When I signed my job contract, it didn’t say anything about dressing up like an oompa loompa getting ready for an anal violation.

    My coworkers thought I was no fun. Oh I was no fun alright. I didn’t want to be fun. I wanted to do my job and get the hell outta there. I had fun on my own time. I had fun at home. There was no fun at work – with all the lies and deception and the manager breathing down my neck like an inmate serving life.

    There’s a lot of successful people who aren’t happy with their lives. They make a decent amount of money, have a wife/girlfriend, have a family and friends, a good home and a car. But none of that matters because they’re depressed and suicidal. These people would rather be dead than be happy with their “success’. I can imagine one of the factors being their jobs.

    Success for me isn’t about the money. It’s about being healthy, having food, water and a place to kip. It’s about less worries and more room for ideas and innovation. At the end of our lives, we’re all going to be dead. But if I’m going to die, I want to be content with what I’ve accomplished and nothing left to do.

    I think people don’t have time for themselves anymore. They’re too busy slaving for their corporate masters, running errands and making change. At the end of the day, they’re too exhausted to do anything but sleep. And that’s why it’s very important to get a job you’re passionate about. But as I’ve mentioned previously, very few people get to work in their dream jobs. Most of them end up doing some crap they never planned for.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:36 pm on July 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Employment: Supply > Demand 

    Every year, there are millions of graduates across the globe who dive into the industry to look for jobs.

    While companies are growing and constantly expanding, they’re nowhere near-enough to employ every person that graduates from university.

    Another factor is the rapid automation of processes in the majority of companies all over the world.

    What we have here is a disproportionate number of jobs available in the market. So when you go out to look for a job and start applying for jobs online, you’re competing with a large number of similar graduates for the same position.

    The outcome is simple – whoever bends over for the corporations gets the job. You have no rights there. When your boss says jump, you comply. And if you ever have second thoughts about working in the place, remember how hard you worked to get his job. If you’re out, a dozen others will line up to fill your position. In other words, the employees cease to be of value.

    There are currently millions of university graduates who are working outside their specific fields. Because there are no jobs. They have to take what’s available. Some of them work two to three jobs, and only manage to get through the month, leaving no savings, and a lingering tuition debt over their heads.

    And this is how companies earn profits in millions every year. If you as an American citizen, refuse to work for certain hours at a certain rate, don’t worry; there’s an Indian or Chinese guy ready to work for cheap overseas. How many US companies have outsourced their labor to India and China? Has anyone wondered why?

    It’s an ugly situation. While colleges and universities continue to harvest millions into their bank accounts, students are left stranded, working crappy jobs, taking whatever they can get, because they are in no position to demand for fair treatment.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:40 pm on July 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Employment – LinkedIn and Job Application Websites 

    I never created a LinkedIn account until a month into my first job.

    I didn’t want to create a LinkedIn account. I don’t think it’s particularly useful. But my manager forced me to create an account on LinkedIn. Several times after he asked me if I’d created my account, I finally conceded and signed up.

    LinkedIn doesn’t have my full name. I just used my first name, with no profile pic and a little brief of my skills. It did have my gmail address and phone number though. But those wouldn’t be particularly useful to them, given that I don’t use either.

    LinkedIn served no use to me. I didn’t get any job offers from there. I didn’t create any professional acquaintances either, and the few followers that I had just did it out of habit, in case I was ever useful to them. I wasn’t.

    Even while my account was active, my privacy settings on LinkedIn were pretty high. I never posted anything on LinkedIn, and while I was usually loggeed in at work, I seldom used it for anything other than look through my coworkers posts.

    I used to get dozens of emails everyday from LinkedIn. And this year, I finally decided to scrub my information and delete my account. One less thing to worry about.

    There’s a few other websites that I signed up for while I was desperately looking for a job some years back. I’ve written them down somewhere. My accounts and personal information still exists on those websites. I think I’ll make some time to delete those accounts this year.

    After posting my CV and resume on several websites and applying for dozens of jobs, I didn’t even get one interview. And only a few companies bothered to send me an email informing me that the position had been filled by someone else.

    A part of me still holds a grudge against those companies for not giving me a job. I know it’s petty and really foolish, but I can’t help it. I didn’t apply for a job at some silly no-name company in some remote town; I applied for jobs in the big leagues, because that’s where I thought I belonged.

    Anyway – back to LinkedIn; it was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. I didn’t even know about that until now.

    Off to Part 2.

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