Originally Posted by carlon
When I had employees in my business, the thing I had to say the most was "Do you damn job!" It's always the charge of the whine brigade. Sorry, but complaining that corporations are "brainwashing" you and society is making you greedy sounds like an excuse to me. And this talk on these threads of "brainwashing" sounds like a convenient way to feel better about yourself for doing a bad job at work. I don't mean you personally, freespirit, I mean "you" as everyone.
If you hate your job, quit. But 99% of people who talk to me about quitting their jobs never do. It's not about "brainwashing" or "not overcoming the slave mentality", it's just that starting a business is hard work--harder than Steve lets on in some of his posts.
I think the backlash against people who like their jobs is because some people are so miserable in their jobs that they resent people who are happy. Unfortunately, resentment masquerading as personal development is all too common. It's sad really.
I did quit my job. No whining or excuses for me.
I have also started my own business and without meaning to be deliberately argumentative - it was easy. Its was easy because I have the time to do it and the motivation as I'm doing something I enjoy with my own free will. I set my hours, choose my tasks, choose my strategy, choose ultimately which direction my life is taking.
But if you have a job that can do that, then wonderful! If it's not all those things, it's a massive time sacrifice, particularly as most jobs require the best part of your life. 18 - 65 years, Monday to Friday, 9 - 5. Yuk.