Monday, September 7, 2009
Working Class Heroes
What can I say?
As a person who has worked for several large large corporations, & still working for one- this song really captures it.
Jaded, embittered, disenchanted, yes.
I've seen too much of the inhumanity of the corporate world.
I am pretty amazed that I somehow figured out a way to work within it & tolerate it.
How many of us choose to do so in order to get health insurance-- working in an At Will position,
(meaning they can let you go at any time for no reason at all).
That does not mean a part of me does not want to launch a strike & organize a Labor Union.
But we've seen how that plays out. If the corporation gets wind of it, people get fired & that sends the chilling effect to the rest of the workers.
It is an employer's market right now--
The mantra is- You're lucky to have a job. Even if it is unrealistic expectations, low wages, and exploitive.
Happy Labor day ~ Working Class Heroes!