Is Job Satisfaction The Hidden Coal Mine Canary?

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Americans are not all that happy with work. Not the majority of them. So says a recent Pew survey. The survey implies Americans may enjoy a world Copiosis creates. A world where people have unlimited opportunity and way better pay. That’s because the majority of people who dislike their jobs credit scant advancement opportunity and low pay for their dissatisfaction.

In Copiosis, of course, people get to do whatever they want and receive Net Benefit Rewards (NBR). NBR replaces money in Copiosis. In Copiosis, people get NBR for anything that creates Net Benefit Value (NBV). That includes taking care of their children, aging parents, even siblings.

In the meantime, jobs today that pay like crap, pay a lot in Copiosis. That’s because in Copiosis, NBV replaces market value. And many jobs today considered of low market value, actually produce a crap-ton of NBV.

Our economy today doesn’t pay teachers, construction workers and farm laborers very much. But in Copiosis, they get rich. That’s because what they do offers lasting payback to a lot of people. But our system today pays them only for hours they work. Once they finish working, their pay stops.

In Copiosis, they get paid for benefits they produce. Not how much time they put in. So someone who contributes to building a hotel gets continual income as people live and work there. And so long the hotel remains occupied, the builder receives income.

Why that matters

This matters because of what most people say they don’t like about their job. According to the survey, about half of Americans dislike their job. But even those who like their jobs site the same reasons causing specific dissatisfaction. The main reasons are low pay and lack of opportunity.

Job satisfaction according to Pew. About 70 percent of people say their pay and opportunity scarcity make them feel dissatisfied about their jobs.

In Copiosis, anyone can do virtually anything net beneficial and get NBR. And, once they produce NBV, and that NBV keeps coming, people keep getting NBR. Long after they’ve taken action. It’s kind of a residual or royalty award for past contributions that keep benefitting people.

This isn’t a new concept. Actors, writers and musicians enjoy monetary royalties today. When you listen to a song, the song’s creator(s) get paid, for example. Same with watching a movie or buying a book. Intellectual property creators license their creation to others and get paid when others use their creations. That’s another form of residual payments. Payments which keep coming long after the IP holder created their idea. Today’s economy either can’t or won’t offer such payments to most workers.

Consider a person who harvests lettuce in the burning sun. Their labor contributes to feeding a lot of people. In my opinion, that’s more valuable than you enjoying a music track. Same with someone who works with others to lay a road, or a sewer system, that will last for decades. Such people should get ongoingly paid for their past work. Just like artists do.

Today they don’t. But in Copiosis they will. Because it matters that we lavish those who benefit society in lasting ways. And nearly everyone does.

The satisfied win too

Those that do like their job a lot win in Copiosis too. They definitely will get more NBR compared to what they’re paid. Furthermore, the NBR they get will go farther than their dollars. That’s because their necessities come at no cost. So they needn’t use their NBR for those things.

They also enjoy far more opportunities and freedoms at work. That’s because they become independent contributors to the organization. If they have an idea that’s a good one, and want to implement it, no one can stop them. Especially if it’s a great idea. “It’s not in the budget” no longer works as a barrier. Because of Copiosis’ unique functionality, all costs disappear for all organizations. So what’s possible becomes nearly infinite. And the more NBV a business creates, the more NBR people working there receive.

The main reasons people dislike their jobs – opportunity scarcity and low pay – become things of the past in Copiosis. People who love their job will love them even more. So I think increased pay, opportunities and satisfaction will be a big selling point for everyone. Not only those currently dissatisfied with their work.

But those who are dissatisfied are going to find a lot to be satisfied about with Copiosis. And their excitement will really get the transition underway.

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