Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Governmentâ€™s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
Showing that you would fit in with the corporate culture of the company you’re interviewing with is at least as important as convincing them you have what job-specific skills that they’re looking for. And, oh yeah, that certainly sounds like the right answer if one was trying to work for Frito-Lay.
NOTE: This advice is specific to an interview. In order for HR and/or Recruiting to pass your resume on to reach that point in the hiring process in these times the most important thing is to NOT put White and/or Male in that “Voluntary” self-identification questionnaire.
Your life choices matter, and the first major life choice people make largely for themselves is the choice between going to college or entering the workforce. It’s the choice than will financially decide their future more often than not. And, frankly, a lot of young people have been indoctrinated into making that choice without any real thought.
4-Year Degree vs. Skilled Trades
OK, to start with, this chart seems off to me in its details, though the premise is sound. The average debt accrued for a baccalaureate is $32,000 – $59,000, not $90,000. I also, if we’re going for numbers which are both more conservative and, IMHO, much closely matching “Blue Collar” salaries across the US, I’d set the starting salaries in the $12 – $18/hour range.
As I said though, the premise is still sound. Having earned $117,060 – $150,500 over 4 years is a lot better than having earned nothing and having accrued $32,000 – $59,000 that you will, presumably, have to repay at some point. The tradesman, after 4 years is $149,060 – $209,500 ahead of the college graduate in total earnings and on his or her to establishing a life.
And, BTW, that college graduate most likely won’t catch up anytime soon. The average salary for someone with a 4-year degree is $69,368 compared to the tradesman’s $64,770, but for an average of 20 years that graduate will be loosing on average $2,880/year in loan payments, bringing his or her effective income to $66,490, a meager $1720 more than the tradesman. That means it will take well over 50 years before the graduate “catches up” to the total earnings of the tradesman. This is literally more than the span of time – 40 – 50 years – most Americans work.
And remember, these numbers and predictions are based upon my believed-to-be-corrected and lowered numbers. If the chart is closer to being correct than I am, for either debt accrued or salaries, it’s even worse for the college graduate, who could be almost $315,000 in total earnings behind the tradesman.
Honestly, people need to make informed life choices instead of blindly following the government’s propaganda that has pushed getting a college degree as the primary and preferred, if not only, means of being successful since at least as far back as the early 1960s.
The updated Netflix Culture memo includes a new anti-censorship section called “Artistic Expression,” that warns that the streamer will not “censor specific artists or voices” even if certain employees consider the content to be to“harmful” to one of more specially privileged classes.
If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.
As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values. Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.
It seems that Netflix’s leadership understand that “Get Woke, Go Broke” is real and they’ve decided that they’re not going to be the ones who are going to go broke by allowing their employees to “pre-cancel” speech that they hate.
It’s a hard truth that most won’t conscious accept and all the Socialist sorts will violently deny that it is the work that is worth the wage, not the worker. No worker has any intrinsic value, on their work does. And, Ladies, Gentlemen, and Leftists, this is true for exactly 100% of us, irrespective of what sort of labor we perform or for whom.
And yes, that sucks! Then, more often than not, the objective truth sucks for somebody because they’re on the down side of it.
It’s truly simple. It’s the work you do – the product you produce or the service you provide – that has value to the consumer and, hence to the business, be it your employer or your own business. You, yourself are worthless in this equation; you have no value. You are replaceable, either by another worker or, as is more and more common, by an automated process.
But remember, as I said, this applies to all of us. This is totally equal and egalitarian, spanning both genders, all races, and all social classes.
If what you do and the amount of it you do isn’t worth both your wage and your amortized share of materials costs and overhead, you won’t be likely to have a wage anymore. And, by “wage” I do mean your total compensation package, every single dime that an employer has to spend upon you. Your employer – or you, if you own your own business – has to be able to sell the fruits of your labor for enough more than the fully-weighted cost of producing or providing it to make it worth doing so in the first place. Or the business will fail and you will have no wage.
Honestly, this is Economics 101R, but it seems to need to be taught again, and again, and again, because way too many people have serious and deep-seated illusions of worth.
But, and this is both a big and important but, a worker’s work may have more value than the employer either knows or is willing to admit in the absence of force. The effects upon both prices and profits at McDonald’s indicates that some employers can bear to pay more for the work their employees provide.
So, the correct way of thinking is what ones work is actually worth, not pretending that one as a worker has intrinsic worth in a business context.
The sorts that speak for the Biden administration have cheerfully touted “record job growth.” Sadly for Americans dealing with the on-the-ground reality of the Democrats’ “new economy,” this “record job growth” is all to easily explained and it’s not good.
Yeah, various Democrat politicians misuse their authority in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in self-serving, Trump-hating furtherance of their COVID-19 panicdemic to shutdown 43% of small businesses and caused the remainder to he businesses reported having reduced their active employment by 39%. Now, with businesses being able to reopen, of course there’s record job growth, not that we’ve reached pre-panicdemic levels of labor participation.
Yeah, “record job growth” my ass. It might be technically true, but it’s a lie to say it’s anything more than what it is.