Originally Posted by Mounds
Lets say I came to your business and offered my skills and services. You say, "OK! Your hired. Here's your first task". Am I now a slave?
If you're satisfied with the work you're providing and are comfortable with the pay and working conditions and you love your job, you're not a slave. If you work in a small cubicle at a job you don't really like or possibly hate, with less money than you think you deserve working for people who you do not like while being convinced you're stuck there because you need to pay for food, then I guess "slave" is more appropriate.