Employment = Slavery

Let’s get something straight – companies DO NOT WANT THEIR WORKERS TO BE FREE.

Now that we have that out of the way, I pose a question: Why do companies want to look at a resume when looking at potential hires? Answer – they want to see a steady stream of employment history (preferably years), which signals that the potential hire is FULLY DOMESTICATED, and as such wont’ pose a risk to the company.

To be clear – someone who has been an employee for a very long time is living proof of domestication. And by domestication I mean scared to: try a business venture, say what they want, dress how they want, act like they want, give an honest opinion on something, or quit. They’ve proven themselves fully domesticated by sacrificing their personal freedom and lives choosing instead to work a full 40+ hours per week, at a pointless job, doing pointless, mind-numbing tasks. You see, they’re domesticated.

They’re scared to quit because they love the comfort of getting their paycheck. Scared because they don’t want to be criticized by their fellow co-workers. SCARED TO BE FREE.

They’re scared to say what they want because they fear for their reputation, or what others (boss, co-workers) will think about them. God forbid the worker offends someone.

Understand: a company does not have this leverage with a contractor. The contractor will simply quit and go work for someone else. To the company, an employee is the closest thing to legal slavery. And the company much rather prefers owning a slave then TRYING TO OWN A FREE PERSON.

Contractor (Free man/woman) VS. Employee (Domesticated)

Which one is freer? Employee or Contractor?

If you answered Contractor, then you my friend, are 100% correct.

Contractors are free to play for the highest bidder. They are in essence, a gun for hire. Are employees free to work for the highest bidder? Of course not. Employees also are not the type to be looking for money-making opportunities in the first place. Understand: employees want their steady paycheck, can be fired at a moments notice, and have a reputation to protect. JUST WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS.

So, the next time you hear about looking at job history and “relevant work experience” remember that behind this façade is the company truth – what they’re really looking for is someone who has sufficiently proven they are domesticated. Those who haven’t proven themselves fully domesticated won’t get the job.

And those who are fully domesticated or legal slaves are able to have punishment inflicted upon them by removing their main addiction, the paycheck. You simply cannot do this to a free person.

Who are you going to be?




6 thoughts on “Employment = Slavery

  1. Yes James, 100% correct.
    I have worked as a freelancer for 4 years now. Yes I work hard, but i feel free as a bird..!

  2. I really wish to have this freedom, but for now I really need this work. I’m about to leave this job to find another, but with less hours at the office… just until I can for sure leave this whole corporate life.

  3. Just told I was being laid-off yesterday. Now I am unemployable (unemployed) from here on out. Enough!! We are planning to move to Brazil for a few years. Looking forward to more of your posts. They need drone operators down there? ha! Obrigado!

    1. De nada amigo! I’m in the process (about 2,500 words in) of detailing my Brazilian journey which was pretty much the starting point of my rogue attitude towards life. Anyhow, I’m so happy for you and the fam! You’re going to love it, especially with the exchange rates. One thing I’ve always thought about is say person X has a retirement account with $100k in it. Imagine turning that $100k into $500k Brazilian Reals by moving to Brazil. You literally could build a mansion, and not work for for the rest of your life. How? Since the climate is so awesome you can literally sprinkle seeds of all kinds of food, fruit, vegetables, and they will spring up over night. All this is to say that being laid off is going to turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to you, I promise.

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