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The Peon Book by Dave Haynes

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Chapter Two: Get Real

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Why do peons work? For the paycheck, right? Beyond the obvious reason that we need money to survive, though, why do we work, and why do we aspire to a larger paycheck? Why do we aspire . . . . . 32 . . . . . to a more distinguished title or a better-looking business card, the closer parking spot or the nice big office? Why do we take extra school classes just to get ahead? Why do we do these things?

I realize I’m getting a little philosophical with you, but really, the answer is pretty simple: We work for respect. That paycheck is a message from the world that we are a respectable person. That larger paycheck, and the ...

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