Now this post is not meant to offend anyone or jobs for that matter, Dream Passively understands they are a necessary evil. Bur really… Have you ever thought about, what it cost to be at your job, even worse a dead end job?
We are going to explore the experiences and cost of the everyday employee. After analyzing these points you will see, why we believe you should quit (responsibly).
Disclaimer we take no responsibility for any rash actions you may take after reading this post, as we are not yet big enough to employ you here.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, lets dive into some of the painful realities of the costs and experiences of the employee.
The Cost of Time
Time is something that we try to quantify, but in reality you cannot. It is one of the most valuable and, yet, most easily wasted asset that we have. Many people spend aimless amount of time doing the same things that have not helped them become productive or successful.
“Wasted time” is often one of the most regrettable life experiences that people take to the grave. You know the sentiments: “I wish I had time to… If only I could go back in time to… I wasted my earlier years…” This is how people living with regret tend to analyze their lives, especially about something important to them.
How much time (of yourself) are you giving to your dead end job?
More than a 1/3 of a day is spent at a job, this can be depressing, if you are wasting it on somewhere you do not want to be. Why do some people hate their jobs or some aspect of it, but are still willing to give 10 hours per day, 50 hours per week to something that is unsatisfying? In essence their wasting and costing themselves valuable time that can be spent doing something else.
The Cost Value of Employees (Most)
Let’s take a close look at the cost and value of being an employee.
The work day really starts about an hour or hour and half before you actually begin working. There’s no pay for getting ready this is just part of having a job that you take on. But it is costing you time.
Think about what you could have accomplished in that hour plus that could have impacted your life in more positive way.
Car expense has to be included in this calculation, if you drive to work or utilize your vehicle in part of your commute. So your talking about maintenance, insurances, car note, gas, and taxes. The average cost of owing a car in the U.S. per AAA, is about $8,500 a year. That number drops if you own your vehicle, but that is $708 a month, if you need your car in order to work or get to work.
Commuters, you too as you know deal with work related cost. The average cost in the U.S. of your annual commute, which takes into account of alternative transportation, is $2,600 per smartasset.com. On average people spend almost two hours back and forth commuting daily. Time that is wasted(reoccurring theme).
The cost does not just stop here. How about the cost of buying breakfast, lunch, and on longer days, even dinner! Your easily talking about over $300 to $400 dollars a month. These are some of cost of going to work that people tend not to calculate and think about.
Lack Of Control & Security
The only ‘security’ most jobs have nowadays, is that round security man in the lobby you said hi to every morning, for over 10 years; That also walked you out of the building, as if you stole something. Come to think about it, I don’t believe it was the same round security man. I stand corrected there is NO JOB Security, not even for security.
How many of you can relate?
Gone are days of “job lifers.” There are many factors that contribute to this. One is technology which has become really disruptive impacting the job force. Technology has made jobs more efficient replacing the need for large work force causing the lack of job security of the employee.
The “lifer” that was unable to adapt became extinct or replaced by a quicker process, technology, or machine. Even if you are able to adapt the company bottom line and board room “suits” may ultimately seal your fate.
The second reason the dynamic of jobs and long lasting employees changed is due to unsatisfying feelings at jobs (especially dead end ones). Although, the tenure of employers staying at one particular job has risen from the past per Forbes.com. As they pointed out this rise occurred during times of recessions. Obviously, people are not going to risk leaving stability for chance. The rise in tenure can be misleading depending on interpretation.
In any case, job tenure is less than 5 years, why? More and more people are reinventing themselves or trying out different career paths at all stages of life.
Stress Of Jobs
Jobs can be counter productive. Instead of offering you security they give you anxiety. Instead of bonuses they eliminate positions (layoffs) and increase your workloads. Oh yes, you are still expected to perform at high levels and outputs, while understaffed. We mentioned security or lack there of. How about your pay? Go through the cost value, anxiety, long hours, and missing family events. Are you satisfied with what you are getting? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? The cost of living and the cost of going work are risen all the time. When are you going to act and change your trajectory and take ownership?
Imagine walking around and people being able to see how much you make per hour floating above your head. Would it embarrass you? Make you mad? All your efforts and education and employers think that is all you are worth.
We need to believe we are valuable and that we are not cheap. Are you not worth more than $100, $50, $20, $12 per hour?
As aforementioned, jobs are a necessary evil and should be seen as temporary. Especially, if it is not your dream job. Find different ways to make money and earn more income. Think differently and don’t waste time. Use your job until you are able to quit and find your dream job or business. Our’s happens to be running a blog and owing a business. We believe this is truly the only dream job out there. There are many opportunities on how you can start your business.