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.

Zit Face

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.

Help Wanted

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.

Hire Yourself

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.

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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  • MyPhillyAlive

    @GJHts had some questions for you, but couldn’t DM you. Thx

  • http://justicewordlaw.com/ Justicewordlaw

    I really like this post Dino. I like the way that you put you kept your corporation around as long as you needed them to be. More people need to think this way as you’re right. Us as people hold the power that these corporations might think they do. If no one comes to work tomorrow then the executive board does not get paid. This was some inspiring stuff my man.

    • http://diyblogger.net/ dino_dogan

      thnx Justice. What’s your story? @Justicewordlaw

  • Biebert

    @IanGertler @dino_dogan @dancristo @LiveUrLove Dino does have a way with words, no? :-) Thanks for the retweet Ian!

    • dino_dogan

      @Biebert @IanGertler @dancristo @LiveUrLove @guerillagirl thnx ya’ll :-)

  • lucyd2ed

    What can I say? Realistic brilliance oozes from you! I woke up one morning and decided “I CAN do something different with my life.” I can’t bitch about my job if I’m not willing to get off my ass and do something about it. So, I’m on my way to that reality-one day at a time. (Hoping to NOT renew my contract in May.) As much as I share your gumption and view on things, I have nothing to offer in your world of code and such, other than my desire to be something DIFFERENT-maybe my own badassery, writing skills, and sense of humor. HA But I know you’ll get the job done just as you always do! Awesome inspiring post, to say the least. Party on Garth. Party on Wayne.

    • http://diyblogger.net/ dino_dogan

      you know…it’s hard work trying not to be too preachy with this kind of thing. I went for the “hammer to the forehead” type of delivery, but this stuff can be explained from so many different angles and they all lead to one conclusion. You only ever work for yourself no matter what and it’s a waste of time carrying out the corporate mission, or any mission, that doesnt align with yours. And I dunn about you but I’ve yet to find a corporate mission that aligns with me. @lucyd2ed

  • BruceSallan

    I just LOVE you when you get snarky, Dino – especially your “take” on the #OWS!

    As for hiring, I’m available. All you need to do is give me 51%…

    • http://diyblogger.net/ dino_dogan

      Here is the thing about OWS. People are too focused on “what is the message” and “they are pooping on the streets”. What really matters is that the system is being disturbed. THAT is what’s important.

      OWS may not accomplish anything, but something they start, might. Also, it doesnt hurt to expose the world for the corporate totalitarian system that it really is. It is AMAZING to me to see cops do some really inhumane shit in the service of the system. They dont realize that every time they pepper spray an old lady they are pepper spraying one of their own.

      Sorry…I dont mean to get off on a rant here…let’s just say I could go on :-) @BruceSallan

  • AllisonReeceART

    @TedRubin @dino_dogan Whoa.. the language in that blog post.. is someone a little angry? Resentful? Written like a true teenager.

  • http://TheNerdyNurse.com/ TheNerdyNurse

    I must just be another sheeple.

    You see I love my job and the company I work for. I enjoy the security of my paycheck and appreciate what I get to do all day… argue with software companies and advocate for nurses and improved patient care. I feel like I get to make a difference in lives and that the organization I work for has that same interest.

    But I totally didn’t feel that way about my former employer.

    • http://diyblogger.net/ dino_dogan

      I would place your type of work in the realm of being a good fireman or a good cop. A person who makes a difference in people’s lives every day. Most dwellers of corporate swamps dont get to feel that way. Which is sad. @TheNerdyNurse

  • http://TheNerdyNurse.com/ TheNerdyNurse

    But I also will say that I dont think we should just do things for compensation only. You have to invest in something if you want a return but you shouldn’t always expect/want/need compensation for everything you do in life.

    Life isn’t all about what someone else can do for you or what kind of compensation you get.

  • http://www.veloxtelco.com.au/ Joanna Wilson

    Great written in details.It really inspires me.Thank you for sharing your thoughts .

  • welwaar

    I’m sure you found your man/woman already! : ) RT @mqtodd @dino_dogan Everybody Is Hired! http://t.co/bSDsMz3p via @dino_dogan

  • Charlotte74

    The 9-5 slow march towards death – now doesn’t that just sum it up perfectly.

    • http://diyblogger.net/ dino_dogan

      hehe..thnx :-) @Charlotte74