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The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

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Started: 4/6/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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artemSEN

Pro

Everyone dreams of his future career prospects. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the true situation they could stumble into. Therefore, one should more carefully consider this issue, and this point of view partly coincides with the common view that the average company not only exploits its employees but drains all their power. Actually, this viewpoint is not entirely clear due to several reasons. Firstly, the situation could significantly differ between large multinational companies and small enterprises. Despite higher salaries in multinational companies, workers are viewed as less important there than in small startups, and therefore employees are sometimes ill-treated. Secondly, work conditions are different across industries. In many fields, employees are considered as the main driving-factors of their company. To put it in a nutshell, overall the situation depends on many factors.

Firstly, we could observe that in large multinational companies, your work performance mostly depends on the performance of your team or even that of your whole department. This fact typically leads to undervaluation or overvaluation of one’s performance due to a diffusion of project results. Thus, one’s work conditions could be significantly downgraded compared with those of a smaller company. That is, if you work in a prospective startup you could realize your potential and receive full feedback directly from your head officer of the company. Naturally, according to a Japanese prominent writer Haruki Murakami “Most young people were getting jobs in big companies, becoming company men. I wanted to be individual.’’ In other words, he admits that one could demonstrate his best abilities only if one works in a tiny company when the result of applied efforts could have substantial impact on the performance of the whole company. All in all, we could not disagree with this point because even statistics shows that in large company the turnover of young specialists much larger than in their smaller counterparts. This fact leads to the conclusion that big companies really exploit their young employees, albeit young worker demonstrated their best efforts.

Secondly, working conditions significantly varies not only by the scale of companies but also by industries. Particularly, we could compare two popular fields for young workers. For instance, in investment banking companies literally enslaves their applicants, enforcing them to permanently work extra hours and overnights. However, in the IT field many companies provide their employees with flexible schedule and many perks, such as lounge facility, dry clean services, gym, swimming pool, free haircuts and even restaurants in an office. As the worldwide famous entrepreneur Larry Page acknowledges it, “My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they're having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we're doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow“ In other words, he admits that one of the main goals of his company is to find and realize young talents for an IT industry. Indeed, Larry Page tells us a great deal about his industry. Nonetheless, can this attitude to workers be generalized to every field? Obviously, this is not the case. Overall, this point is clear because different fields require different tasks. Thus, various objectives lead to specific working conditions of every area.

In closing, we could consider this issue of being exploiting in a company from many different views. Firstly, large companies use their employees as much as they could. Reasons for this behavioral pattern are clear. It is hard to exactly estimate the input of each specialist and properly control them in a multinational company, while for small startups the situation is inverse. Thus, in order to obtain maximum benefits from labor and to avoid moral hazard top management of such companies needs to increase the requirements for their workers. In turn, they lose creative individuals by depriving workers of the opportunities for the personal development. On the other hand, the industry is important. There are many industries, such as investment banking, in which, due to specifics of a field, workers need to be in hard working conditions. Ultimately, it is personal decision of a young specialist to choose his career path and select to work in a large company as a slave or to work in a smaller one in more popular field with greater opportunities for personal growth and probably less salary. That is, this choice should be really pondered over and matched with the particular personality.

littleninja8613

Con

The company you work for is your good friend because it contains people to help run the company. You may make a good friend there who will willingly lend a listening ear to you if you have any problems. If they are old and experienced enough, they even may give you advice to help solve them.
Debate Round No. 1
artemSEN

Pro

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littleninja8613

Con

Kindness is shown by all humanity in some point or another. The company is no exception, and there are also manpower who are willing to lend a listening ear if you allow them to and if you are willing to tell them all of your problems. Perhaps there may be some wise ones inside who give really good advice for you to utilise and use. That is the meaning of a true friend.
Debate Round No. 2
artemSEN

Pro

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littleninja8613

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
artemSEN

Pro

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littleninja8613

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
artemSEN

Pro

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littleninja8613

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
This entire 'debate' seems copy-paste
Posted by donald.keller 2 years ago
donald.keller
Mate... This is an absolute... Even one example opposing the resolution proves it wrong. This isn't a debate. It's propaganda
Posted by ColeTrain 2 years ago
ColeTrain
Self-employment. Under the resolution, this is an automatic win for the negative/con. Any refutations would force self employed individuals to commit a logical fallacy of contradicting premises.
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