Published on 18 Aug 2005 at 12:25 am |
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Wastler’s Wanderings on CNN Money has this from back in January.
He’s being a little silly, but there’s a harsh truth under there which applies to our government as well as to our employers. Like government, many corporate employers are falling into the notion that they hold an equity stake in their employees. I believe this is exacerbated by the desires, demands, and expectations that employers provide more and more comprehensive services and benefits for their employees. Child-care, elder-care, company car, health insurance, life insurance, sick days, education benefits, and many more… some are very traditional, but the trend is toward a longer and more comprehensive list. It’s a growing case of corporation in-loco-parentis.
I don’t mean to speak out against benefits per se, but I do mean call for caution. When we ask our employers, or our government, to "take care" of us we need to remember that their is a price to be paid. In fact, the more I think about it, the more inclined I am to say, "Thanks, but I’ll just take the cash."-- John
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