"Unpaid jobs: The new normal?...While businesses are generally wary of the risks of using unpaid labor, companies that have used free workers say it can pay off when done right"
"People who work for free are far hungrier than anybody who has a salary, so they're going to outperform, they're going to try to please, they're going to be creative," says Kelly Fallis, chief executive of Remote Stylist, a Toronto and New York-based startup that provides Web-based interior design services. "From a cost savings perspective, to get something off the ground, it's huge. Especially if you're a small business."
You know, there's another word for people who work for free. Can you think of it? Here's a hint: it begins with s. And by the way, can someone get this woman a lobotomy?
"Like others who have used unpaid labor, Kelly Fallis recommends beginning with a very specific job description and conducting a thorough hiring process to screen out people who aren't going to give their all for nothing."
God forbid these shiftless losers should only give eighty percent in return for nothing.
"Crystal Green, owner of Tallahassee-based event planning firm Your Social Butterfly, has had mixed results with unpaid staffers who didn't take their responsibilities seriously. "It's better to have one decently paid person than nine unpaid people who are making it so difficult because they're slacking off or they're difficult to manage," Green says."
Responsiblities? What kind of responsibilities do they have toward someone who has induced them to work for nothing?
They're difficult to manage, while they are working for you for free. How dare they? Where is their gratitude?
I think you just aren't looking back in history to get the right kind of manager. Like this one:
"The benefit unpaid labor offers to a business is pretty clear...Sometimes, gratis work can even lead directly to a paid opportunity. "
Well, I guess starving the population until large numbers of people can be forced into servitude does offer some real benefits for business owners; you have to admit the logic of that. And hey, look on the bright side- some day, some of them just might get paid for their work. Hallelujah, we've reached the promised land!
This is the country that we are getting from all of the moronic voters who decided to turn our lives over to a pack of greed-maddened, sociopathic rich people. And you know what? as far as I can tell, a lot of people are just fine with it.