Parable of workers in vineyard,
or how to negotiate for salary
From Unlearning Communism:
For those of you who have chosen the right side of the dichotomies presented in previous chapters, this story is in logical cohesion and it’s providing an excellent and universal business lesson.
According to your set of moral values, men with free will/should be engaged in negotiation, using their right to free speech, in such way that by telling words of logos they create new possibilities and create order. They are sovereign in defining their own needs and they are the sole owners of their wealth.
Thus, why do the workers get upset by obtaining equal pay as the result of their work that was not equal? Should they be upset and should they blame the master?
According to the principles of the free market, the problem for them did not emerge because the boss decided to create the equity, but because they were not skillful enough with the logos, with the art of negotiation.
Workers hired at the dawn decided to trade their working hours for the certainty that they will be hired. That was their own strategy to succeed.
Those who have chosen to wait till the dusk have negotiated better conditions, but they’ve also risked not to be hired at all.
Just as evolutionary biology prefers mixed population of peaceful, low-risking individuals and aggressive, high-risk takers, people tend to organize in a similar fashion when it comes to economic decisions. From mathematical perspective, the overall balance between two extremes, doves and hawks as biologists like to call them, will occur soon after the system is established.
Both strategies are viable. The advantage for low-risk individuals comes during times of certainty, while risk-takers are performing better in times of uncertainty.
In conclusion, nothing wicked happened. People had the right to decide and they’ve decided by using their free will.
Parable of workers in vineyard, Matthew 20:1-15
1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’
5 So they went. “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing.
6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’
7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.
10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?
14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you.
15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
Do you recognize them?
If you were born in Free World and you don't, something is deeply wrong with your educational system.