Per the thoughts of Robert Kiosaki: When we go to work for a corporation, there is an unwritten agreement. We will work 9-5 for the hourly wage and the benefits we agreed on when you hired us. We will apply our trade to produce your product. The corporation will bear the burden of operating the corporation in the given economical and political climate, thereby giving us SECURITY.
We understand that operating the corporation is infinitely more complex than what we do. This is why the administrators of the corporation take home 50 or 100 or 1000 times more than we do. We don’t care if you get a million dollar bonus, just don’t mess with our side of the agreement. And certainly don’t decrease our side while increasing your side.
We get security. You get rich. This has been the definition of equality in America for 100 years.
(Before that we had farming, but that has largely been taken over by corporations, except for a handful of tough individuals who still farm, and endure the onslaught of government manipulation trying to drive them out of business.)
This must have been too hard for corporate America.
Corporations are currently trashing their relationship with employees. While sitting on millions of dollars in cash, they are using outsourcing, layoffs, temporary employment, immigrant workers or moving operations offshore or overseas to maximize profit. They are creating part time or temporary work forces which are low wage and provide no or inadequate benefits. They are changing their agreements with employees at will. HR departments are applying weaponized psychology to coerce their employees into succumbing to the business program of the day.
The opposite of weaponized psychology would be a “genuine relationship”.
If this is not a new call for organized labor I don’t know what is.
Corporations and government have not done what needs to be done to maintain equality. The result is the protesting of the 1% by the 99.
Corporations have not confronted the health care system. It is the corporations and the government that have the power to do this, not the hourly worker. They are pushing the burden of health care costs down to the hourly employees, while colluding with the health care system. Doubling and tripling premiums is not a solution. Rewriting health care coverage to pay less is not a solution. Programs to make employees “healthier” is not a solution. This has all been done, and the cost of health care has not come down, no one is healthier. Some consultants are richer.
Manipulating human nature to compensate for a runaway health care industry is not acceptable to the people being manipulated, and it’s not an honorable existence for corporations or governments. Oppressive regimes are not conducive to health. Surveillance (Your HR departments new toy) is not conducive to health. Surveillance is conducive to mistrust, and war.
The definition of “Health” is: thriving in our trade, and thriving in our family. If that’s happening, physical and mental well being cannot help but follow. This is the best that can be done.
What corporations and government can do to improve our health is let us, or help us thrive in our trade, and “govern” us with honor and dignity, and keep our original agreement.