Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Here's a question for you:

You have the option of going to work for a company that will provide you with food, clothing, housing, transportation, health care, and a small stipend (say $1000/month). What they provide is corporate-sponsored, not really your choice. Not extravagant, but functional. In exchange, you work for them, you go where they tell you to go and do what they tell you to do. Nothing outrageous: you won't be sold into sex slavery or be forced to work 80-hour weeks for months on end, but it's hard work, and you could be moved to a new place at a moment's notice. The term is a five-year contract; if you decide to leave, there is a financial penalty and you have to pay back some percentage of what the company has put into you. During that five-year tenure, you are only allowed company-approved communications (TV shows, internet sites, phone calls, etc.) and your communications will be monitored with an eye on corporate security.
There will be corporate-sponsored recreation facilities that you will be encouraged to choose over outside recreations. Things like health clubs, pool, movies, nightclubs, arcades will be available at a reduced cost (say 25% of "retail") and exclusive to the employees. Day care and K-12 education will be provided by the company at no additional expense.

Does this sound like an attractive option?

Absolutely not
If I was completely desperate, maybe
That actually sounds interesting
Hell yes! Sign me up!
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