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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Yes, business likes to treat people like objects to be bought and sold for the lowest bid.
    Pretty much. And your option is to not work for them if you don't want to. It's not like people treat businesses any better! Funny, when people leave one job for a higher paying one no one complains about that.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Pretty much. And your option is to not work for them if you don't want to. It's not like people treat businesses any better! Funny, when people leave one job for a higher paying one no one complains about that.
    That's because of the way business already treats it's employees.

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Its not simply being to lazy to work harder. Its aspiring to be something more. I could work 5x timer harder digging ditches then anyone else but in the end I would still be a ditch digger.
    But you wouldn't call a dictch digger who digs 5x as much "lazy."

    Lots of people have stories of parents who worked hard in low-paying jobs like this to make their children's lives better. Usually we honor them. Often we understand that they had no chance to aspire to be more, though they gave their kids that opportunity.
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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    But you wouldn't call a dictch digger who digs 5x as much "lazy."

    Lots of people have stories of parents who worked hard in low-paying jobs like this to make their children's lives better. Usually we honor them. Often we understand that they had no chance to aspire to be more, though they gave their kids that opportunity.
    This cannot be true because if you don't constantly increase your employment position throughout your life then you are just lazy.

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    This cannot be true because if you don't constantly increase your employment position throughout your life then you are just lazy.
    Oh yeah, forgot.

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    If you work so hard as to become irreplaceable at what you do, you'll never move up for that very reason.

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    This cannot be true because if you don't constantly increase your employment position throughout your life then you are just lazy.
    That's extremely narrow minded and intolerant.


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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    So are you attempting to deny that there is a difference between natural abilities? You really want to argue that the only difference between Magic Johnson and YOU is that he worked harder at basketball than you?


    Oh ok, so you're NOT going to deny the luck of having natural talent or not?


    So you're going to deny differences in natural abilities?
    I wish you could make up your mind.


    "Not so much..."? So, you think a 6 year old has a say in what school he/she goes to or, to the 6 year old, is it luck based on their parents choices?


    So you do admit there is luck involved...
    You appear to be misunderstanding my point, or else misconstruing it.

    I acknowlege that what you call "luck" and I call "factors beyond your immediate control" plays a role.

    I am pointing out that what you DO with the cards you're dealt has at least as much to do with how far you go, and that part of it IS up to you.

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    no. My older children work at fast food places. They work harder than most every single day and get paid less than most.

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    Re: Does hard work always lead to a higher income

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Does hard work always lead to a higher income?

    The reason I ask this is that I see a lot of people assuming that people with a low income are lazy.
    I've had as many as a hundred men working for me at one time, and I've yet to meet one who was truly lazy. Sometimes when they stopped or just stood around doing nothing, it wasn't their fault. It was mine for not being specific enough, and they didn't want to show their ignorance. It was just that some needed more details than others.

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