Do you realize we are spending all our time making other people rich?

@scheng1 (24812)
Singapore
September 15, 2011 11:07pm CST
It does not matter whether we are working full time or not, the fact is that all of us are spending practically every minute making other people rich. If we are on full time employment, our bosses definitely get richer than us. We earn a dollar while they earn ten dollars from our effort. The same with online earning. In sites such as Hubpages and Triond, they are getting a share of our profits. Whenever we go out to buy things, we are making others rich. The fact is that Americans are buying things from China, not making the people in China rich, but making the Chinese government rich. The laborers in China are forever in the lowest pay bracket. Do you have the same sentiment at times? Do you find it depressive that we are working so hard, and others are getting richer and richer?
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@naseemkum (1804)
• India
16 Sep 11
Yes in online earnings somebody is earning from me even my referrer are earning because of me still i didnt earn a good amount of money. But in real time earnings im owning my own business so i dont make anyone rich. If i work hard i can make myself rich. I always never mind about my online earnings.
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
16 Sep 11
Hi Naseemkum, Waflay is right in that you are making more people rich by your business. For one thing, you have to pay tax. You are making the government rich. If you rent the land or the shop from the government or someone else, you are making them rich too. When you want to expand your business, you need to take loan from the banks, that means making them rich. It is hard to imagine a week without spending money. As long as you spend, you are making others rich. it is impossible to get rich yourself without paying a single cent to others.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
16 Sep 11
this is true on ebay and sites like that as well. i find that selling things on ebay just makes someone richer due to all the fees and what not.
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 11
Hi Cher, especially when the site becomes very popular, and some big companies come and acquire it, the owners will get so much money while the participants do not benefit from it. One example is Associated Content. The writers are still getting paid pennies, while the former owners get millions of dollars from Yahoo. I think that is just a fact of life. Even the government benefits because the former owners have to pay tax.
• China
16 Sep 11
In different society environment, different result may be ocurred. As the market economy developed, the labor division will be more and more refinemently.Wealth will be distruted by certain rules.So wether the rules be fair or not is very important,Who own the power and he may own anything he want.In the autocratic country such as China and North Korea,most of the wealth are controlled by the goverment staff.If you cannot enter certain organization,you may don't have enough food to eat,no mater how hard you work.
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 11
Hi Thinkanddone, I think there are more rich people in China than any other country. It is really questionable how those rich people get the money to get a business in the first place. Think better not to ask and not to know. I think government should play a moderating role in the management of economy. Otherwise rich will get too rich, and the poor people will have nothing to eat. Governments can tax the rich more, and give money to the poor people through free medical care, free schooling for kids, and cheap land rental. In this way, the rich poor gap will not be too far apart.
16 Sep 11
Yes that is true especially when you are on full time employment. But that is reality, the owners our the bosses has the money and the employees dont have....that is life... so one must know how to handle finances and also must know how to risk by investing some of his savings to small business.... It is depressing if your employer is not paying you the right salary and you know for yourself the you give 100% in doing your job and the mere fact that the company is earning millions because of the commitment of the employees....
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 11
Hi Jomaravilla, actually our bosses are making other people rich too. if you look at the accounts department in your company, you will see at least one person in charge of payable. That means the person is paying out to everyone else, and that does not include salary to employees. There are insurance premium to pay, bills for coffee and creamer in the office pantry, telephone bills, electricity bills, rental, bank loans and other things to pay. Paying means to make people rich. It is as simple as that. The only way to get rich is to pay lesser to others, and keep more money for ourselves.
@dragon54u (31607)
• United States
16 Sep 11
That's the way it is but it doesn't mean we can't change it. My brother was a machinist making his boss rich until he decided to go to school part time and become an engineer than he was bossing machinists. His boss then had an MBA--my brother went back to school and got his MBA and for a brief time he was his former boss's boss! He is still making others rich but he is higher in the chain and no longer an underling. My point is that someone has to be rich in a capitalist society. That same society gives everyone the opportunity to improve their fortunes. You can stay at the bottom and moan and whine or you can do some hard work and improve your fortune. There are very few reasons for anyone to be poor if they are willing to educate themselves, make the necessary sacrifices and work hard. We must raise our children with good values and then poverty will be rare.
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 11
Hi Dragon54u, yes, that is true. In whatever countries, there will be many poor people and some rich people. I think the rich people in general have to make more people rich. They are the ones paying highest tax to the governments, and buying more things for their businesses. If they do not suck dry the poor people through corruption, their wealth can last a very long time. Otherwise, there is a risk of exposure, and they can lose their lives and wealth instantly.
@sammy14 (835)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
Well.. if you are an employee or worker of that company then it's but natural that they get the bulk of the profit not unless you set up your own business..
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 11
Hi Sammy14, actually businesses make more people rich. If you set up your own business, you have to register the business, and that means paying the government for the processing fee. Then you have to rent office space or factory space, and that means to make the landlord rich. Then you have to take bank loans for buying equipment and vehicles and office things, and that means making the bankers rich, and the suppliers too. There is no way to avoid making others rich. I think the most important factor is how much we can retain for ourselves.
• Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 11
Yeah I realized that! I'm a full time employee, I can say that I make other people rich and at the end, I'm the one who suffer stressed and become a shock absorber when the client get mad.
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 11
Hi Valleyofberaca, even if you have your own businesses, you are making others rich too. I think business owners are making more people rich. They have to take loan from the banks, that means making the bankers rich. They have to rent the shop space or factory space, that means paying rent to make the landlord rich. They need to pay various types of tax to the governments. I think governments really are good at getting rich, and taking money from everyone! Just hope they do enough work to keep people happy.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
16 Sep 11
hello scheng, i totally agree with you.This is the way of the world,The politicians get rich by using taxpayers money,employers get wealthy when their workers work hard and so on and so forth.Even a self employed person indirectly makes somebody rich,unknown to hims.I guess we cannot help this happening
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
That is true.We work very hard for our company when our boss does noting,but they become richer than us.If I just had the capital,I would have already started a business and already became rich and doing noting but to check my salaries.I would rather earn a percent of other's earning than to get one hundred percent of my own effort.That is the religion of businessmen.
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
16 Sep 11
Hi Ferbjohn69, if you think that bosses do nothing, then you have not a single idea of how business works. Bosses have to worry about financing the business. That means talking to the bankers to get better interest rate, and talking to the accountants to learn ways to pay lesser tax to the government. They are using more brains than us. Even though they do not seem to do much work, they are actually doing more in term of income to the businesses. Actually everyone is making others rich. Your boss is making the bankers rich, the government rich, the landlord rich (if the land is rented). It is just that we do not have the freedom to come and go as we like, but our bosses have.
• India
16 Sep 11
I feel like same, we are working and someone get richer, this is unacceptable but still need to bear with that, what hurts more is we dont even realize sometimes, someone making use of us, its weird :)
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
16 Sep 11
Hi Poniface, we just have to bear with it, since the richest people in the world are helping others get rich too. They have to pay income tax, and other taxes associated with their businesses. They buy many luxuries, and they are paying very high price for these items. I think it is a matter of balance. If we spend all our money, then we have nothing left for ourselves. In this case, everyone gets rich, except us. if we can save more than we spend, then we are helping ourselves and others to get richer and richer.
• United States
16 Sep 11
That's why you need to create something on your own. What do we really own? Got to have something that we can control to get ahead. I've got some plans..
@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
16 Sep 11
Hi Business101, even if you start a business, you are making others rich too. For example, new business needs funding, and if you borrow from the banks, you are making the banks rich. Once you start to earn, there are so many taxation to pay. You are making governments rich too. Beside income tax, there might be tariffs and other tax. I think we just have to accept that all of us are making others rich, and that others are trying to help us too.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Sep 11
hi scheng maybe so but here in C aliofornia US the unemployment rate is near 11 percent our state and New York have the highest unemployment rates. so right now I am happy my son has a part time job and has been able to work full time for past two weeks. what I am saying is we do not worry right now about who is making who rich as a job means you can pay rent and utilities and buy food. right now a job is a job is a job. finickiness now will see you homeless and broke. Keep whatever job you have, to hell if the others get rich right now the basics come first later you can work to change things but right now this is an emergency crisis
@00fear (3203)
• United States
16 Sep 11
Yea, I've known that to from my friends and brothers who speak it out in front of me. They said that when we work, even as a hard working, we deserve more than what we get. They did mention (which I really don't know) that we probably work than them and they get all the profit while we get less % of what was made.
@akrd89 (1)
16 Sep 11
Hi, i think it's quit unfair for workers , But it's their decision to live more secure and less paying job life.It's like more you get risk at your work or more you get courage to lead people and make more profit for yourself.follow someone ,work for him and get your little share or make others follow you make their life simpler and make profit. Ya but it's depressive that one's ability of working hard is superised by leaders\bosses as they need them to lead them ,and has to remain silent for sake ofjob.