Everybody Is Hired!
I want this post to serve two different yet related points. First one is reflected in the title. Everybody IS hired. And second one is to actually offer you a job.
Everybody IS Hired
If you’re one of those people stuck in a cubicle doing your 9 to 5 slow march towards death, perhaps you missed the writing on the wall.
Your job which offers you so much security is the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done.
Not only does it fail at providing security -as witnessed by routine and massive layoffs of knowledge workers across these United States- but it sends a dangerous message to your kids that buckling down, doing what you’re told, putting in your time, and countless other mantras of the subservient class, is actually a kind of life. It ain’t.
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is only the latest zit growing on the face of the lady with a torch; but there have been decades leading up to the pussy discharge.
People feel something is off. Even if they can’t verbalize it.
The part that’s “off” is that the supposed safety we get by working for faceless, corporate entities, simply can’t make up for the raw feeling we get knowing -on some level- that they are raping the environment, defrauding employees and giving themselves golden parachutes.
Golden Showers Instead
Give your corporate overlords a golden shower instead and just leave.
Imagine if every worker-bee left his or her post tomorrow? There would be disorder, for sure, but there would also be a message. And the message would be that you, my dear corporate overlord, don’t hold the power, we do.
Corporations are not inherently powerful in any way. Their power comes from you and I and others who support them. By either working for them or buying from them.
You want to really, truly find out how deep the rivers flow? Try not buying any products made or sold by a corporation. See how long you last.
It’s Compensation, Stupid
It’s called “compensation” for a reason. We are given money in exchange for servitude.
Serving corporate interests and serving your own interests is mutually exclusive. So pick one. And if you choose to continue to serve corporate interests please stop reading now and close this tab in your browser.
Now That We’re Alone
Hire yourself. That is the message.
Even when I did serve my former corporate overlords, I never, for a second, saw them as my employers. I saw them as my clients. I kept them for as long as it served my interests and when it didn’t, I left.
I left to pursue something I’m actually excited to do. And that something is Triberr. Imagine if everyone you met was totally 100% stoked about what they did for a living? Man, what a world that would be.
The notion that it’s impossible shouldn’t stop you from trying. Find your Triberr and do it. Apply within, motherfucker.
Dan (my Triberr partner) and I find ourselves in a weird situation.
We need help. We have money to pay for help -in both Bones, equity shares or actual money- but we don’t have the time to find the right person for the job.
So what do you do if you have a Startup that’s growing by leaps and bounds, is profitable, and it’s taking up all of your time? How do you find the right person for the job when you can’t even sit down to interview the person?
I think I have the answer.
Dan Cristo always says:
Don’t dress for the job you want. DO! the job you want.
Consider this an open call to anyone who thinks they can make a lasting contribution to a Startup like Triberr.
- No, I don’t want to interview you.
- No, I don’t care what your “qualifications” are.
- No, I don’t want to look at your resume.
What I want is someone who can look at a site, discover the problem, and…and this is the important part, fix it.
And fix it because you want to fix it, not because you think you will be marvelously compensated. The product of passion is always, and I do mean ALWAYS, better than a product of compensation.
Who Do We Need?
We need PHP wizards. Web development sorcerers. Interface designers. Swift Coders and Fast Thinkers. We need people who can make themselves indispensable.
I hope you’re reading this. If yes, contact me.