Employment is a Curse to Capitalism

Employment is modern-day slavery system which the purpose is to obscure and paralyze people from business opportunities and prevent them doing great things to their own life.

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2019
First published: Friday, October 12, 2018

You Need to Break Free!

If you are employed and have to go to work for someone else everyday at a fixed place, for a fixed time period, in exchange for a fixed pay, you are trapped into a system designed to obscure, prevent and paralyze you from business opportunities and doing great things to your own life and to other people. Some people try to fix this by practicing a so-called "work-life balance" principle, however, the only fix is in your ability to completely break free from this system.

The Three Great Sins of Capitalism

Fixed Time

Employment means you are required to report to work for a pre-determined time period and expected to commit to 140 to 180 hours (or more) a month.

This time period which you need to commit is called the Golden Hours, because it is the period that business, banks and government offices operate. Golden Hours is the time period from 9 AM in the morning until 5 PM or 6 PM in the evening, every Monday to Friday.

This time period which you are expected to work for your employer is window of opportunities to make more money. Unfortunately, employment means someone owns you during Golden Hours.

Fixed Place

Employment means you are required to report to work to an office at a fixed place.

This also applies to salespeople who might visit clients in the morning but returns to office afterwards. It is the fixed location, which is the company’s office, that you are expected base your work activities upon.

The trap of the fixed place paralyzes from you additional opportunities which may arise by the need to meet people at other locations. You can’t go, because you have to in your office during the “fixed time period”.

Fixed Pay

Employment means no matter you work, you are entitled to the same amount of a pre-determined salary.

Sure, you might say, your employer will compensate for overtime which could be mandated by law at a slightly higher rate in many countries. Well, your overtime pay is a “compensation” for your extra effort and energy to work though the hours. You work very hard, become tired, and there’s no sight to become rich.

Or, you might say, if you work hard, you will soon be getting a promotion and a pay raise. There are three problems here: the timeframe employers take to review your performance is too lengthy (usually 6 months to 2 years) to determine any pay raise; and the amount increase of usually 10% to 25% is usually nothing; and it is usually only one or two line managers who will recommend or approve your promotion. The last problem is the worst because you do not have much control over the opinion of the managers or competition between you and another co-worker. 

Further, you might say, your company will pay you a bonus if you are committed to the company and performance is good. Well, first of all, whether your company will pay you any bonus also depends great on the company’s performance itself. And, if you company pays you a bonus, the boss and shareholders will be having multiple times of your bonus amount. Economically, bosses or board of shareholders will only approve peanuts to pay to employees while the chunk of profits remains as cash reserves or fatty bonuses and dividends to the top executives and shareholders. Remember, it is a corporate pyramid and your bonus is peanuts to the profits you have generated for them by your great performance.

Capitalism and Slavery

Slavery 1.0

Human civilization has come long way from slavery. Slaves were sold to masters. Masters owned not just 24 hours of each day of life of the the slaves, but their entire life. The entire lives of the slaves belonged to their masters. Slaves were not entitled to ambitions or plan for their lifes. Slaves had had no chance. That was Slavery 1.0 and it is outlawed in our modern world.

Flaws of Capitalism and Slavery 2.0

Capitalism is a supposedly a system where everyone is entitied equally to be become rich. In reality, economic inequality constitutes the rich to become richer, and the poor to remain poor or even becoming poorer.

The greatest flaw of capitalism is employment. Employment is defined as an arrangement by a corporation where individuals submits to the three great sins of capitalism: fixed time, fixed place, and fixed pay. This arrangement deprives individuals to the most important resources one needs to become rich: money and time. This is Slavery 2.0 and, in fact, it is the evolved form from Slavery 1.0.

Slavery 1.0 vs. Slavery 2.0

In Slavery 1.0, masters owned 100% of the time of their slaves, for their entire life. These slaves could be traded and sold, and ownership of their time and life is transferred to new masters. The price of the sale is determined primarily the output of the work which could be performed by the slave, which is dependent of factors like age, physical ability, health condition, etc.

In Slavery 2.0, employers own almost* 100% of the Golden Hours of their employees. Employees can look for a new job, resign, and have their ownership of the same 100% of the Golden Hours transferred to a new employer.

*almost because employees can request day off for interviews.

The price of the slave, ie. salary, is determined by what the employee can do during full ownership of his or her Golden Hours.

How do Rich Become Richer?

Rich people have easy access to the most important resources to become richer: time, money and people.

Time allows individuals to innovate, plan and do things. Rich people are not employed and therefore not confined to employment days or working hours. A rich man or woman can book a resort anytime he or she wants and spends time there to be inspired and innovate an new business idea. Rich people manages their time freedom in the most effective manner to plan and do things.

Money makes more money. Investment in the right asset or projects pay off not in wages-per-hour rate, but multiple times substantially. Needless to say, rich people can invest his or her own money without seeking investments and reaping all profits wholly.

People are another important resource for rich people because no man or woman can do everything by himself or herself. Rich people have money to pay other people to get things done to execute business projects.

And Why Do Poor Remain Poor?

Slavery 2.0 is a system designed to keep poor people poor, by depriving them the two most important resources: money and time. It is unfair, but the hard reality we have to face is poor people have no money and no time to get rich. Having no money means they can't easily invest into assets or new projects or businesses. Golden Hours is the time period of opportunity to execute business plans, but yet poor people are confined to employment to work for someone else throughout these hours, rendering them difficult to plan, organize or execute their business plans. There could be people whom may have visions and ideas, but unable to realize them.

Slavery 2.0 is also a social and mental conditioning system where employees are expected to think that their salary is their worth and value in the society, and that their income potential has a ceiling which is limited to what is given to them by their employers. In many instances, employees are expected to be loyal to employers, and therefore remain poor forever. Poor people are discouraged to have visions and ideas, and instead work for someone forever.

And How do Poor Become Even Poorer?

Poor people are stuck with a basic minimal income and unable to earn more disposable income. Further, poor people are "attacked" by banks offering them loans and credit cards and sinking them into debts, and thereby making them even poorer. With the burden to make ends meet, Slavery 2.0 deprives and discourages them to have audacity for entrepreneurship and instead be a slave to their employers as well as the financial institutions to pay off their debts.

The poor becoming even poorer is also a side effect of income and opportunity inequality of the rich becoming richer. The income growth of the rich and wealth gap divide in our societies automatically renders the poor to be poorer.

Rich vs Poor People

Rich people are entitled freely to the resources of time, money and people.

Poor people are trapped in Slavery 2.0, which deprives them access to the most important resource of time, and specifically during the Golden Hours, which discourages and cripple them from opportunities. Poor people do not have money to drive new business ideas or pay people to execute their business plans. And, without time resource, poor people are also severely crippled from from planning and organizing to additional financial resources.

The difference between rich people and poor people is the rich has access to resources to become richer, while the poor are trapped in a system to remain poor or even becoming poorer.

Break Free from Slavery 2.0

Employment is a curse to your potential wealth because it robs you of time resource to do great things. To become free, you need to Say No to Employment.

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