Work or Prison?

For my holiday reading I am currently busy with John Grisham’s The Associate.

In this book there is quite a detailed description of life in a huge law firm and the description of small cubicles as offices made me remember the analogy of work to a prison.

Work or Prison?

IN PRISON…you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell.

AT WORK … you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle.

IN PRISON…you get three meals a day.

AT WORK…you only get a break for one meal and you pay for it.

IN PRISON…you get time off for good behaviour.

AT WORK…you get more work for good behaviour.

IN PRISON…the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.

AT WORK…you must carry around a security card and open all the doors for yourself.

IN PRISON…you can watch TV and play games.

AT WORK…you get fired for watching TV and playing games.

IN PRISON…you get your own toilet.

AT WORK…you have to share with some idiot who pees on the seat.

IN PRISON…they allow your family and friends to visit.

AT WORK…you can’t even speak to your family on the phone.

IN PRISON…the taxpayers pay all expenses with no work required.

AT WORK…you get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.

IN PRISON…you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.

AT WORK…you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.

IN PRISON…you must deal with sadistic wardens.

AT WORK…they are called managers.


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