If you work and don’t get paid is it labor?
I have stayed in a workplace that was toxic, and I didn’t enjoy because of a paycheck.
I have stopped working on what I enjoyed because it didn’t produce a paycheck or enough of one to keep going.
What was the same in both situations?
The effort. The labor.
I have heard people say we need to teach the value of hard work.
I watch men cutting lawns and doing construction in100 degree heat.
Women who clean houses, and change bedpans in nursing homes.
They work hard. They don’t make much money.
I have seen people make six figures sit in an air-conditioned office, and run up company debts, causing others to lose their jobs.
Who was working hard?
If they work hard but don’t make much money then what is it that we don’t value?
If they make much money but have poor results what justifies the money they make?
Is it accurate to say that someone who doesn’t make much money doesn’t work hard or value hard work?
I don’t think so.
Hard work is hard work.
Pay people fairly for their hard work.
Create cultures that people appreciate, and where people are valued.
Meetings can’t be considered hard work, when you make decisions for other people and your team is shielded from the consequences.
If someone else is feeling the pain of your decision, and you aren’t, I wouldn’t call that a hard decision.
Cutting lawns are work. Laying brick is work. Welding is work. Delivering babies is work. Chasing criminals is work. Teaching children is work.
AI and Machines can move money around better than someone in an office.
Then the person in the office can go work with people.
It can be done.
All it takes is a little hard work.
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