Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
today, employers reward for the value you create. The factory worker, whether in what is readily recognized as a factory or one which looks, to outsiders, like a medical clinic or hospital, who simply shows up on time, does what he or she is told (you know, follows protocols) and then clocks out at the end of the shift, creates no real value in comparison with the next worker.
Today, there’s no longer even the “promise” of lifetime employment. “Retirement” as in replacement, replacement just like an old machine, is as far off as the next layoff or the next outsourcing.
In light of Fidel Castro’s death and the news that Venezuela is issuing new, higher-higher denominations of currency due to the triple-digit inflation that reduced the value of the country’s largest note to two U.S. cents, I’ve decided to republish an updated version of the following, popular blog post. *** Models. No, not the skinny […]
We tend to hang on too long.
But beyond the harmless totems of the past, the problem is that we often make huge efforts to protect what’s become usual in our greater lives,
I see that you’re driving a Chevy Spark, getting 119 combined city/highway miles per gallon-equivalent. And, at around $25,000, it’s got to be the most efficient car currently being sold in the U.S. What? You’re not? Oh, then you’re driving a Nissan Versa 1.6 S, right? At $11,990, it’s the least expensive car sold in […]