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Here in America, people are conditioned and coerced into idolizing wealthy, powerful people and romanticizing a toxic work culture where we’re expected to feel beholden to our employers – as if they are benevolent providers to whom we owe all of our gratitude.

It’s almost comical how much we, as Americans, are conditioned to idealize wealthy and powerful people. We’re taught from a young age that riches and fame bring happiness when in reality these people often have just as many struggles in life as the rest of us. On top of this, there’s an unhealthy work culture here in America where it is expected that we should be grateful to our employers for any job they provide us – no matter how toxic the environment may be. Problems like long hours, lack of benefits, and burnout are seen as normal aspects of workplace culture instead of being addressed and rectified. This idea that wealthy CEOs somehow deserve our loyalty without providing equitable working conditions or wages is a dangerous and misguided notion which needs to be challenged. We must recognize that wealthy and powerful people are not infallible, nor should we put up with a toxic work culture where the wealthy are coddled while the rest of us suffer.

There’s no denying that wealthy and powerful people have a lot of influence in our society, but it doesn’t mean they always have our best interests in mind. It’s time to create a workplace environment which values employees’ well-being over profits and acknowledges the importance of creating equitable conditions for everyone – no matter their wealth or power status. Only then can we start to move away from this idea that wealthy and powerful people deserve special treatment simply because of their position in society. Let’s challenge this notion and make sure all workers get the respect and resources they deserve.

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While the toxic work culture in America is harmful to employees, it’s also worth noting that workers in the European Union have more rights and protections. For example, in the EU there are laws in place to ensure a healthy work/life balance, while in America employees are often expected to work long hours with no benefits. Additionally, workers in the EU are granted paid vacation days and sick leave, while American employees often do not receive these benefits. Additionally, the minimum wage is higher in the EU than it is in America, which means that workers are able to earn a livable wage.

It’s clear that the labour laws in the EU provide more rights and protections for workers than the toxic work culture in America does. This is likely why people seem to have a better quality of life in Europe – because they aren’t forced to choose between their health and their job. We need to learn from the EU and create similar labour laws here in America so that all workers can be treated fairly and with respect.

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