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Perfect example of one of the darker sides of "workism": The omnipresent "do what you love, and it's not work" ethos becomes an excuse to pay people with purpose—which often means not paying them much, at all. via @BrendanNyhan
people deem poor worker treatment (overtime without pay, demeaning unrelated tasks) as more legitimate when workers are “passionate” about work & people attribute passion to exploited workers (especially if they believe in a just world) #SocSciResearch…
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The Times' CorePower yoga takedown showed the same thing. The company is weaponizing ppl's obsession with callings and meaning, by urging vulnerable young workers to sacrifice pay for purpose, in a brazen MLM scheme
Should Every American Citizen Be a Yoga Teacher?
CorePower, the country’s largest yoga studio chain, is leading the way.
The best excuse to not pay people very much, and the only one that really works is if people willingly accept employment at the wage offer and produce an acceptable result. That’s why plumbers make more than writers or sailing instructors.
As a long time member I can honestly say 1) This isn't incorrect 2) Of course they want to make more money 3) I pay my fees and get what I need 4) I've been pushed toward training 5) I immediately asked "what does it pay?" and my expectations were set (you canNOT make a living).
See: Teachers.
on the one hand yes, on the other, what could be more fair than to have someone desperate for an obscure presidential administration post debase themselves over and over again, alls I am saying is sometimes it's legitimate
Moses, Jesus, and Paul addressed this, right? "For the scripture says, 'You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,' and, 'The laborer deserves to be paid.'" Sometimes work contains its own reward, hopefully often. But that's no reason to shortchange the staff.
More like this plz. (Not saying I don't absolutely love bleeding for my job all the time! Of course I love it!)
I'll tell my landlord that my living in their housing is fulfilling their purpose of being a landlord and so they should feel good about it irrespective of any cash exchanging hands.
For me, part of it is how "lucky" I feel to have found something I'm passionate about, so who am I to complain when I could be working in a "meaningless job" or have a job where I barely (or don't!) get by? I'm more willing to live out my workism tendencies as a result. 😐