I created my own little company, since I couldn’t get a job for over a year, and not for the lack of trying. But now that I’ve gone through a tax course today, I’m TRULY done.
There is no point in trying to earn REAL money in Norway. If you can’t have a job, you will be a welfare recipient, getting a tiny bit of money each month and being a lowlife in everyone’s eyes. If you try to make your own company, you must immediately learn all the tax rules and accounting rules, lest you make a small mistake and pay for it dearly. That means jail, or large fines you cannot possibly pay off. Is it worth it? I don’t fucking know.
Norway is socialist. And only now do I realize who the real parasites are. And it ain’t the welfare recipients. It’s the people whose livelihood depends on all those thousands on rules that a CEO must know, in order to avoid jail or fining. When you have to pay 50% of your income in taxes, don’t blame the Muslim foreigners and their large extended families. Blame the tax careerist who gets work by making sure you are following all the little made-up rules.
If this tax course was to help us, why is it so demotivating? Actually, it’s not the first time something supposedly “helpful” was this condescending. The bank here gave all the new company owners a free book. Granted, it’s free, and I can at least be happy for that. But 1)It’s partially an ad for that particular bank and 2)it makes some rather infuriating condescending jokes. Like “Check your email account often, there might be important messages in there. And if you don’t answer them in time, you’ll get a little smack on the fingers from the authorities”. Nice abusive joke there, thanks. Yes, I know authorities love to call it a “smack on the fingers” when they jail you. To them, you’re like a fly, they can do whatever they want with you. It’s a nice little power trip and I wouldn’t be surprised if people who work for the state pick their career for that reason.
The tax course teachers made similar jokes. One guy in the classroom asked “So.. if I have a home office instead of a public office, can the tax controllers burst into my home to check that my accounting is right?” And she answered: “Nah. In that case we usually use cops ;)”. Not so subtle little power play there. There were many more. I know it’s good to have a sense of humor about the unpleasant things in life, but it’s different when the unpleasant things come from the person making the joke.
Everything seems be made in a way that will make you feel small. Don’t you dare try to become something important, you shouldn’t think you are something special. So says the Jante law. And it’s enforced by violence J Yaaay!..
Hey.. what if inability to have a job is connected to difficulties with starting your own company? I mean, I dunno, it’s almost like having employees is fucking expensive. And having a company can get fucking expensive. Of course employers don’t want to hire the wrong person. The wrong person can make some kind of harassment claim, or racism claim, or whatever else. They can take maternity leave. The total costs of having an employee are 30% higher than the wages themselves (but can get up to twice as much as the wages). Of course you can’t hire the wrong person then.
I give up my plans of ever being even a little rich. I wanted that before, but now I don’t. It’s simply not gonna happen, so I’ll save myself the trouble. I’ll use another way to win and spit in the face of the Jante Law and all the SMALL people enforcing it. I’m an artist, after all. Don’t care if this sounds Narcisstic. I’ve been modest for too long. Perhaps I need a healthy dose of Narcissism. That’s right, I’m better. If it bothers you (you know who you are),
As for people who consistently read me and post comments,
You rock. Here’s a picture of cute creatures playing for you.