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Risky Business in America

Updated on January 28, 2009

It is amazing to me the way that some of American businesses work these days. It used to be that business ethics and morality meant something. Now days it just does not seem to be the case. I would like to know what happened to employee loyalty as well. I would like to know what happened to companies being loyal to long-term employees as well.


First of all what is it with companies and people these days? Nowadays, companies will tell you anything to get your business and continue to tell you anything to keep it. The truth and ethics just do not seem to exist anymore. They will lie to you, cheat you, do whatever it takes to keep you and take your money. I wonder if there is such a thing as honest businesspersons any more. It is to the point where business and politics is the same thing. You cannot trust either one of them to tell you the way it truly is. It is truly risky business in the world today. You cannot trust anyone because they do not care about you anymore. They only care about the almighty dollar. Moreover, they will say and do anything to get it.


There is just no business ethics anymore. In addition, this does not just pertain to doing actual business with someone. It is also a risky business these days for employers. That is because the employee’s are as bad as the bosses are. They will lie, cheat, steal, and do what ever it takes to keep their jobs, even if they hate their jobs. And the whole time they are employed, and while at work, they surf the web for a new job. Everybody does it! Don’t lie to yourself; you have done it, haven’t you? There just is not loyal employee’s anymore in this country.


Nevertheless, the employers do not help the situation either. There is no longer any loyalty to long-term employees. You hear everyday about company lay offs and firings. And who are the majority of the people that are let go? Always the people that have been loyal to the company and have worked there for ten to twenty years. People over 40 that have been promoted and are now making too big of a salary that is who! It is a risky business to try to get ahead these days because you are liable to get pushed out the door for younger, cheaper, and less experienced people. Loyalty has no bearing on the business world of today. It is all about the almighty dollar.


And people wonder why American business and manufacturing are not appreciated or doing well. Maybe if people had some business ethics, took care of their long-term employees, and made them feel appreciated and rewarded for a job well done instead of stabbing each other in the back to get ahead, American business would thrive again. However, everybody is out for themselves and do not care about anyone else. The executives fire the little people and then give themselves a big raise. They lie, cheat, and fool themselves into thinking they are doing the right thing. These days business in general and in all facets is a risky business indeed!


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