I have this habit of listening to people even when I know they are talking bullshit, to try and understand them and the way their minds work. I find it fascinating how we can lie to ourselves and buy into our own biases and never questioning it for a second. Perception is reality, and most of us don't question our realities but think its the same for everyone.
As most of us are employees of a business and have never had to grind it out to create a business, we only know a small sliver of what it takes to enter the market and sustain an income successfully.
I see so many of my peers always complaining about how shit their job is, how smart they are, how underappreciated their efforts are and how little their team members know. They should be running the show but doesn't understand why they never get their big break.
Yes, there could be a vendetta against you, it could be sexism or racism, yes that all is possible. If so, move to another company and find out. If your skills are worthwhile, another company would gladly take you, right?
We always see the narrative of the egotistical big bad boss, but we never take a look at the ego of the employee. Unfortunately, since we cannot read minds, only our own, for those who do pay attention to their minds, we often over-emphasise our contributions to the cause. Ask any employee the majority will say the work too hard for too little money.
The labour market is one of the most inefficient markets in the world, and you negotiate your salary and trade your time accordingly. The sad fact of the matter is most people don't have marketable skills.
If it were the case, if your skills are marketable, you wouldn't need the business, you could sell your skills in the open market like a freelancer or small business owner.
Unfortunately, most people NEED the business/job/value chain more than the business needs them but have yet to realise it. Your skills only apply in that niche, and therefore your skills aren't marketable.
The need for nepotism
I know this because I went through it myself, I drank the kool-aid believed the system is the problem and not me. I am faultless, but if I wanted to get what I thought I was worth I needed to do it in the open market. I had to start my own business, no manager was going to see my worth, rather I wasn't going to rely on nepotism to get my worth.
As the cliche goes, its not what you know its who you know and yes it rings true if you have no marketable skills. However, if you do equip yourself with skills that are validated in the market, it doesn't matter where you apply them, you will be rewarded and you can always arbitrage your skills and find the highest bidder.
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