> Rebel Moby Wrote:
> Best practice is to be selfish if you are going to play in the greed
> game. Companies are no longer loyal to employees like they were back a
> number of decades, even huge 'career for life' unionized corporations
> will suddenly have a mass layoff and the executive will put on the 'so
> sad' act (but not be shy to collect $$$$$$$ bonuses for the 'money
> saved' when cutting or displacing jobs). Sadly large medium and smaller
> employers seem to feel it is fair that they can now play that game.
> I have a plan B and C, which I keep up to date so that if one day I am
> fed up or show up to a locked door I can just move on. It is a source
> of monetary income, not my life, I have changed employers before and the
> world has not ended. At the moment there is more jobs than wiling
> workers in the area I live in, so that permitted me some leverage to ask
> and receive some more money on my paycheque. The sole advantage that my
> current employer has is that it is only 7 km from my farm, not a huge
> problem if I had to go further distance if anything should happen to
> this gig.
> Also I do a lot of barter, swap, trade so I do not have to rely solely
> on my income and savings to live day to day. I lived like a pauper so
> that I could get to the point where everything I own I actually own, no
> loans, no rent, no mortgage, no debt. All I owe is the next utility
> bill. I do not live like royalty, but I have everything I need and a
> number of wants taken care of as well.
^ I abide this same philosophy, it is not "popular" in today's materialistic society, but I never need fear the repo man, or work my ass off to pay for an "image".