Fringe Benefits and Endentured Servitude

@ParaTed2k (22979)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
December 7, 2007 9:55am CST
Endentured Servitude was a practice where an unskilled person would sign a contract that requires so many years of service in return for training, room and board. After the contract was signed, the worker was pretty much at the mercy of the employer until the time of endenture expired and the worker was free to move on. We don't have endentured servitude anymore, but from what I've seen, we willingly impose the same restrictions on ourselves. I know a lot of people who just hate their jobs. They hate waking up in the morning because it just means they have to get ready for a rotten day. They would love to quit, but they feel they can't.. why? Because, while the work stinks, the boss is a slave driver and their coworkers all suck... They would lose their benefits if they quit. So, what's the difference? The only difference is, the modern worker still has the right to quit... but if quitting isn't an option their willing to take, the outcome is the same. In other words, we have become so dependent on what our employers provide for us, we aren't willing to take matters into our own hands and move on.
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@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
8 May 08
Basicly we are endentured servent, most cannot afford to quit their jobs so they stick around and hope it just gets better. Sometimes it does, sometimes it does not. Some people can leave one job and find another, I on the other hand will just stick it out and see what happens. I would hate to find out that I left and it got better after I left. I do not hate my job, but sometime I get mad at my boss. Sometime I think she does not have a clue what she is doing.
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@ParaTed2k (22979)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
8 May 08
No, we aren't endentured servants. We make choices and live the benefits/consequences of them. Endentured servants give up their choices in hopes of something better years later.
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