Monday, 13 August 2012

Working for Godot

 A series of pictures of a brand new prison gave rise recently to comparisons between the prison environment and that of the workplace.

In Prison you spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell.

At Work you spend the majority of your time in an 6X6 cubicle/office.

In Prison you get three meals a day fully paid for.

At Work you get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it

In Prison you get time off for good behaviour.

At work you get more work for good behaviour.

In Prison the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.

At Work you must often carry a security card and open all the doors for yourself.

In Prison you can watch TV and play games.

At Work you could get fired for watching TV and playing games.

In Prison all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required.

At Work you get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.

In Prison you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.

At Work you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.

In Prison you must deal with sadistic wardens.

At Work they are called line managers.

When one considers that “Poverty, wars and environmental desecration continue unchecked because people are paid to produce those results” (Blog motto, top right hand of screen), one must ask WHY do people voluntarily enter into contracts of employment?

It would seem we are all content to continue working for Godot, beyond rhyme or reason.

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