07 May 2012


I reminded myself of a conversation I'd had with some of the union people at a job I once had.

Their contract was coming due and they were making noises about strikes and demanding a lot more money for less work.

So I asked, "How many years do you think the owner of this place can live if he locks the doors and cuts the utilities?"

"How many weeks can you go once he's done that?"

Who needs whom here?

The owner only needs workers if he wants to stay in business.  If he's wealthy enough, he doesn't need to.

Jobs are a side effect of a successful business.  Business is not a side effect of hiring.

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