And what I find even more annoying is the idea that this is anything cool and novel - that these idiots are innovators disrupting traditional business models, when working your employees to death while paying them as little as possible is more or less how things worked in the 19th century. Read more
The new American dream is to start a business and tell your workers, with a straight face, “Work hard and make me rich...that’s it, that’s all there is, now get to work.”
The point people seem to miss is that in the “classic model” of early stage startups (such as there is one), the people working 80-hour weeks have equity stakes in the business as part of their employment package. When that’s the case, you’re a part owner, so it’s not unreasonable to expect that you’ll do what is… Read more
Edit: *renting can totally suck. Not resting. Resting never sucks. Damn autocorrect.
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