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One of the themes that comes up in Ubuntu Contributionism [...]


Brantford, Ontario
via Ubuntu Planet
One of the themes that comes up in Ubuntu Contributionism is the use of time and allocating so many hours per day. I think an aspect of the current economic system that works is that time and money go together as part of a contract, and by receiving a certain amount of money per week in the form of wages, we can reverse engineer (and therefore monitor and think about) how much time we put in. When I am putting in fifty hour weeks at twelve of fourteen dollars per hour, I can do O.K., but the incentive of money prompts me to accurately record my hours. Are there methods currently being used toward this practical aspect of time recording or thoughts about how best to implement this, apart from money being paid for that time? Thanks.
SkyDancer
I don't think it is going to be about "keeping score" anymore with hours per day or dollars per hour. Many people have spent their adult lives working for money and the task becomes to get through the day and go home. Any joy or sense of pride in accomplishment in doing a good job is either lost or incentivised by bonuses or the like. I have had the pleasure of doing artistic work most of my life and while I've never made "big bucks", the joy of the work has kept me going. Whenever I've been stuck in the position of cranking out numbers of items I make, the joy is sucked right out of it! One of the great things about the Ubuntu system is that you'll get to work on a number of different projects and learn about many different things. You can't possibly get bored! You'll likely like some things better than others but there will be enough flexibility to choose the projects you want to work on and spend time doing something you really like to do even on your "own" time. There will be a transitional time while we all learn to change our mindset about how this will work and this issue is just one of them!
Friday 22 April 2016, 01:04:53
cbos
Thanks. I find the same thing when I code. I can work for hours on a project that is of interest, but if I have to do the same for someone else, the interest just isn't there. I think part of that is due to the fact that I have had to put in so much time to learn this framework (WordPress) that the money driven society we live in makes me think I need to earn it all back. One solution is to do that. The other is to eliminate the problem. At this point, the "degree of difficulty" of either earning back the investment, or working towards the contributionism framework may be almost the same.
Saturday 23 April 2016, 14:26:45
SkyDancer
Hi Clarence, Another point came to mind as I read your post. I, too, spent a great deal of time and money to learn internet marketing in the past two years thinking that I could make more money with less work! (hahahah!) I found out that I just couldn't do it. It wasn't that I didn't "get it" or that I wasn't smart enough to make it work. I wasn't ruthless enough to dupe folks out of their money with tactics that I found sneaky and even mind-controlling. I despaired over the money I had put into all that when I realized I had to quit trying to make my money back. I finally saw that some lessons are just more expensive than others and that'ss what it took to wake up . I had to put the past behind me and move on, wiser and awakened.
Saturday 23 April 2016, 15:49:24
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