In a buried life, I used to be in the field of administration. I taught myself everything there is to know about it, well, everything that benefited me. I learned how to stroke egos to gain job contracts and how to allow them to spare me the chore of rejecting job contracts. I learned how to ask for the maximum and deliver the minimum. I learned detachment, compartmentalisation, inconsistency and not giving a toss. I learned to play the corporate game. I learned to weave through their crawlspaces. I learned sociopathy.
It would extremely naïve to assume that corporate crawlspaces have been designed just to filter through sociopaths, narcissists and opportunists. The architects designed these systems to primarily allow corporatists the opportunity to operate illegally, immorally and subversively, whilst appearing to wash their hands. Silicone breast prosthesis prices in Australia is such an example. Pensioners and benefits recipients who have had mastectomies are allowed to claim the full reimbursement for silicone prosthesis of up to $900, so the corporatists have adapted their profit margin by inflating the price from $100-$150 (in other countries) to exactly $900 (in Australia). Not a peep from our sociopathic politicians or our narcissistic media.
Another more shocking example is how the corporate world took advantage of the tax threshold when it was raised from $6,000 to $18,000. Right on cue, the corporatists crawled through their basement spaces and manipulate this little monetary power that the government handed to the working class, to their raise their profits. That very year, I noticed that the number of jobs which offered my preferred pay range had dropped significantly, whilst the lower bracket salary ranges had become a lot more populated. The corporate job market, at least in the administration recruitment section, appropriated the little extra cash that the tax-free threshold allowed workers to keep and tabulated it as part of their new salary packages. To this date, the administration salary sector in Sydney has still not completely recovered from this immoral behaviour. Nor has it ever been picked up by any Main Stream Manure reporter.
The Australian election 2019, however, has delved right into the corporatists’ crawlspaces via the Labor party – it wants to subsidise child care workers salaries’ by 20%. I’m going to put aside the absurdity of forcing workers to pay for other people’s children’s babysitting so that the mothers can work and the fact that this is an initial step for a State-controlled and distributed salary system, aka communism and deal just with the consequences on the job markets’ salaries. Here’s my learned corporate sociopath prediction: the corporatists will adjust to this State salary hike by lowering all future salary packages by 20% (or more)! Let’s be honest, they’d have to be idiots not to take up such a sweet deal.