Tuesday, 4 February 2020

"Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person ever give you a job?" #QotD


"Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person ever give you a job?"
~ Laurence J. Peter
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6 comments:

  1. Peter Principle4 Feb 2020, 10:24:00

    When did a rich person ever give me a job? The rich don't "give jobs".

    A job is not a gift, it is an exchange of time for money.

    I do understand that you despise poor people for not having the same good fortune as yourself, but when you pick a quote for the day, maybe try thinking it through a little better.

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    1. I don't, and I'm pretty sure Peter doesn't despise poor people because they're poor. However I do, and I think Peter too would despise those who despise the rich because they're rich.

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    2. I think we all understand both sides benefit. The worker gives his time, the employer gives his money in return. But please tell me - if the flip side of the that relationship had been stated - eg: "don't hate the workers, you need the workers to run your factory" - would you have also objected to the quote in the same way? If not why not?

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    3. You're right--rich people don't give jobs. And I wouldn't want a job that I was given. My employer continuing to employ me is the best mark of my quality. A job given to someone is nothing but charity. The employee may rise to it, but it starts as nothing but charity. Knowing that you're a charity case is corrosive to a man's soul.

      As for benefits from my job, the biggest is the paycheck. The second-biggest? Other people deal with the crap I don't enjoy. I don't have to deal with Accounts Payable, or Human Resources, or figuring out which chairs to pick for the office. I can go in, do the work I enjoy and which I'm paid to do, then go home. That's no small thing.

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  2. You're right. A job is an exchange of time and money. See if you can complete the sentence: "I have the time, and they have the _ _ _ _ _."
    I do understand that you despise rich people (isnt tha stupid, despising someone because of what they have in their pockets?), but since no-one gets paid until things (or services) get sold, isn't it great that someone has the _ _ _ _ _ to pay people in advance to do and to make the things that lots and lots of people value enough to pay for?
    But you still haven't answered the question: When *was* the last time a person ever employed you?

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    1. Correction: But you still haven't answered the question: When *was* the last time a *poor* person ever employed you?

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