What is job?
Most would define it as a group of homogeneous tasks related by similarity of functions performed by an employee in an exchange for pay.
I think a job is working hard for someone and TRY and make as much money as you can (unlimited, no ceiling, no cap) for ‘him’, only for ‘him’ to give you a mere fraction of the money you make (limited amount) for as long as what you make for him is more than what he gives you…. as a salary.
This doesn’t seem fair, does it? So, you would be employed for as long as you add more value than the value you get out of your job; and the value you get is limited no matter how good you are.
There are few ‘irrefutable facts’ about your JOB, namely,
1. Its time/ life span is limited. It is either you die prematurely or are forced out/retire from it.
2. You trade your time for money. You are unlikely to get paid if you don’t show up for work.
3. Your salary/earnings are limited. Most of those with jobs will never have a $1m salary per month. Your earnings are determined by your employer almost always, and you can’t earn more than your boss/manager.
4. Your boss/employer is not in a business to make you rich. His priority is to make more money for himself than what he pays you! You are less likely to be rich having a job than having a business. Almost all billionaires have their own business.
5. Most of those with jobs are at most six paychecks away from insolvency, hence the acronym J.O.B ( just over broke).
6. However, it is better to have a job than not to have any form of income, right?
More importantly, signing your employment contract means you’re signing off your right to be in control of your time. That’s why you have to apply/ask to be away from work. Well done! 😂
Here is my poem to Mr JOB…
Oh! JOB, how I longed for you
My mother told me I should get you,
And I should go to school to prepare for you,
And I should work harder on my grades to get you.
So, I did and spent 12 years preparing for you
And another 3 years to get the best of you
And I eventually found you
She missed few details about having you
That is, having to work harder to keep you
And that, I will have to share the fruits from you
With the taxman, even unwillingly, and you
Might lose value each year, and you
Might be a burden to me each day, and you
Might not fulfill my every needs, and you
Will take most of my time, and you
Are not guaranteed for life, and you
Might not make me happy nor fulfilled, and you
Are not my vehicle to real WEALTH
Oh! JOB, many of us have you,
Yet many of us dislike you
Yet many of us are stuck with you
Until we retire from you
And have very little to show for being with you
And for spending our best years with you
JOB, am sending this to you
As a notice of my intention to divorce you
Am leaving you for INCOME!
Better looking, more fulfilling than you.
My apology if this offended you, and please don’t quit your job unless you have a plan on how you’d put food on your table!
The bottom line is; if you are good enough to add value in your job, you are good enough to be your own boss. Even though you know you deserve more money, you’d rather work hard to make more for your boss so he MAY give you more, instead of working hard on your business. THAT’S YOUR GENIUS PLAN, Right?