Working culture differs in various countries. In Australia and New Zealand, work life balance is prevalent. The contrast occurs in the country which I currently reside. The employer demands extra working hours without additional remunerations. This includes coming back to work on weekends and holidays. I am of view that this is the way to quick death if one is to work under such daunting environments. People will be most likely to be down with the terminal illness like cancer or a quick death in the form of heart attack. I am of view that the death will make one think twice of working late and be dead loyal to the employers in which the majority will treat the employees as a tool of production. If the employees pass away either through illness or sudden death, the organisation will move quickly to find the replacements in lieu of the “departed” ex-employees.
The above makes me think and confirm that it is not worthwhile to be a loyal employee right from the start. It is foolish of one to stay loyal and not change organisation for the remuneration increase. I believe that the employees will have to plan for himself or herself. It will be worthwhile to jump the ship if the better offer comes and one should focus on striving for higher remuneration by changing the organisation at least every two years and save as much as possible at the same time. One can channel the savings into the investment portfolio which will generate dividends on a continuous basis. This is the way in which one should build the investment portfolio will generate the dividends to replace the active income. One will earn income while he or she is sleeping at night.