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?