What are the ways that the average employee is a latter day plantation slave?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (5 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What are the ways that the average employee is a latter day plantation slave?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/8387000_f260.jpg

  2. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    In absolutely no way is anyone today even remotely comparable to a slave grace !    Although many on the progressive left want us all to believe that because  flipping burgers doesn't earn thirty dollars an hour , or   that because a company won't pay off your wasted college loan debt   ,  or because  you can't have health care coverage for your forty year old son still living at home taken out of your company paid   medical  insurance coverage    ,  that , that is certainly  like getting a whip across the backside !
    Hey  how about a free mortgage payment ?

    1. lovemychris profile image67
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How about working 2 full time jobs because the boss thinks 10 an hr is great pay,and the amount of profits determines cost of living? Profits determines everything,including housing food and heat.When money determines your value, you are a debt slave

  3. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 2 years ago

    Working for nothing more than room and board. No money at all at end of week. As the song goes, and still applies, "I owe my soul to the company store". Use precious time to make another wealthy while you live as pauper. No whipping going on, they don't separate families, nor sell people. But they do use our labor with no gain for us. Work yourself to the bone, and have nothing to show for it. Not slavery, but slave wages. Quality of life nil. All for the bottom line, which does 99.9% of us no good.

  4. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 2 years ago

    I heard a saying from a real estate salesperson, "Pay from a JOB keeps you Just Over Broke." I understand that there is valid reason for the term "wage slave." One way the average employee is a slave is that you as an adult have to ask permission from another adult (who may differ from you only in title or seniority if that) simply to go and relieve yourself in the restroom or you may be assigned a time to eat or take a break.
    You may be forced to wear certain things that are not comfortable or are embarrassing. Also, you can be required to ask permission simply to stretch your legs, plan a doctor's visit, a family trip, or a vacation...if you can afford it. You may be made to feel badly simply by asking for a raise you deserve or may even be treated rudely because of this.

    It's possible to see the "masters" at the top getting bigger bonuses & perks each year while the mid to lower level employees get no raises for years & are told to do more with less & less. You may have others attempting to undermine you and get you tossed out of the job simply because you choose to not stroke their egos or be a part of something that is not up to your moral standards. There are many examples but these are just a few. The words used to describe this are up to each individual but I know enough to know that there are similarities. Unfortunately many prefer to lie to themselves in an effort to deny reality.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)