corporate slave, anyone?

June 10, 2008 10:32am CST
I grew up believing that the only way to sure financial stability is working for a company, preferably a government-owned company, until the day you reach your retirement age or death, whichever comes first. Those were the days when loyalty is rewarded with security of tenure, and yes, a fixed and steady income every 15th and 30th of the month. I was even brainwashed to believing that you have "arrived" if you work in a highly urban company with your atm payroll, never mind that it will take you at least two (2) hours to reach your workplace and travel back at the same number of hours. Lately, I have been looking at work differently. This is one of those AHA! moments turning to DUH! ones. Relevant question now is, how do i get out of this rut?
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• United States
10 Jun 08
Just do it, find what you love and learn to make money from it. Read the book the secret by rhonda bryne(sp), or get the movie, you can also go thesecret.tv that has some way cool inspirations, or you can also check out my website goodhappens.net that has good ideas and inspirations, or go to my profile and check the website I have there :) It is a great moment when you realize that wow I could be doing so much more and living the wonderful life I was meant to live all along. Our society has brainwashed us all for way too long, I try to teach my kids they can do anything they can think, believe and recieve :) I hope this has helped some :)
11 Jun 08
thank you for the input. i'll definitely check your recommended sites and let you know what i think. at this point in my life, i am willing to take on valuable suggestions to at least inject some meaning to it.
• United States
11 Jun 08
your welcome, i hope all good things come to you, have a great day :)
@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I work for the government, not because I wanted to. I actually have not thought that I will be working for the government when I am in college. I am here now because I believe I choose to be here for my family. I have applications in prestigious companies in the metro when I accepted the job here in the provincial government. I accepted it because it is near, a cheaper way of living, secure and ready to be taken. While in other companies there is no security, it's far, expensive living, and I don't even know at that moment if I would be offered the job. My thinking on job is, you have to have a job which you enjoy. Something that doesn't bore you. It doesn't matter where it is, or what it is, as long as you are happy about it. As of now I am happy with my job. I can do what I want when I have time (like I have time for mylot). My salary is sufficient for me and for my family. And I am in a good position. I still have thoughts on transferring to other companies, I am just waiting for a company that would exceed the benefits I am getting here.