Why are so many people obsessed with "benefits" from your workplace?
Like many other topics here, this is a very big subject, with different angles to look at it. Have you ever wondered why so many people are obsessed with "benefits" at the workplace, or a carrot/stick approach to choosing a career? That's because people wrongly think that you need benefits in the event that you get sick. This is entirely true, but a big however is that did you know you can prevent nearly every sickness by mainly the proper supplementation regime -- nearly not always only pills by the mouth?
We should stop viewing the employer as the parent figure in the benefit relationship, nor let it sway you into a career field simply because it provides good pay and good benefits, because money won't buy health and drugs don't cure anything (chronic conditions anyway)! Of course, these two things are useful in the current short-cycle, disposable 'system' we live in, but we should be looking at why you are choosing what you do.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many people with degrees/diplomas, yet there are so many people out of work or underemployed?
This idea that everyone should obtain a degree or so-called 'higher education' is largely from a bygone era when conditions were very different. Now the awarding of such things has led to what is called "credentialism," or the over-reliance on essentially pieces of paper as proof that one is 'educated.' This myth has become a large-scale industrial fairytale, and the evidence is in the world around you: mountains of people underemployed, unemployed in a rapidly-changing economy in each country of the world. The shift from a agrarian, then to manufacturing, then to service-based sector is also an academic myth and was promulgated in the minds of academics and working-class people over decades with a type of inevitability that we would all be flying around on the "information superhighway" that people like Bill Gates promised in 1995 when Windows 95 was introduced. The reality, as you can especially now, is extremely different as we already described. The idea that low-cost countries -- never mind asking how/why this works/doesn't work -- like China or India would make all of our products under slave-like conditions, and we simply work in offices in the service sector, is not working. Indeed, this was the mantra of the neo-liberal agenda establishment for decades.
ILong story short: somewhat recently was in a post-secondary program, met with one of the so-called administrators, and she told me people still needed a degree/piece of paper to get into the specific field we were talking about. This was coming from a so-called academic with a mile-long history sitting in offices, earning Master's degrees. I countered that many fields now and their data/skillsets are changing so quickly (think information technology and how it is changing the working world) that a piece of paper doesn't matter as it once did. She appeared to be one of those people repeating the same, tired mantra and probably hasn't been in the real world or researched 'alternative' statistics to see this is the case, yet they still offer the program on the same foundation that offering the same programs is working -- indeed it isn't and that is clearly displayed on many areas, but one of the biggest is the institution's increasingly over-reliance on international students for funding. If these institutions were more 'progressive' in their delivery style on many levels, they may be able to more directly appeal to domestic students, but outdated bureaucracies take a very long time to change because they are not under the same free market, competitive pressure the private sector is. Indeed, there is a big difference between informal and formal education. While this industrialized/consumerist mindset pervades the Western world, other countries are taking advantage of this rigid fallacy to fully employ their populations without relying on band-aid approaches as we do in the Western world.
Ever wondered why it's so hard and competitive to find a work position?
There are many reasons as already outline, but one of them that the media virtually never talks about is: a fake labor shortage has been ongoing in at least North American countries. What does this mean? Governments, business groups collude with each other to keep wages, benefits lowest as possible, by maintaining an ever-increasing supply of pliant and available (often times desperate) potential workers.Thank you for rating this article.