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In nineteenth century England Lord Acton observed that Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely Since the beginning of mankind individuals have vied for the power to control others In the tragedy of Macbeth William Shakespeare focused on Macbeths desire for political power at all costs however the connection between power and corruption can exist in many contexts such as the relationship between employees and their employers Employers have immense power over their felow co-workers They have more freedom in their responsibilitiesthey earn more money they have more opportunities to succeed they have control over what their fellow employees do whether that is to be their slaves or their partners This power struggle affects us all All of us afterall are controlled by someone else in one way or another Most jobs in the real world require some sort of head or director to keep control and order among the labor force This control in turn affects the employees outlook and performance One of the main problems between the employees and employers obviously is their pay differential Salaries constitute a controlling power over individuals People who have high salaries employers are separated from those employees with the entrance level pay of slave wages If salaries were for example the same for all positions would there still be order or would there be madness and corruption Although this idea seems communistic it still makes sense and might raise the efficiency of labor Employees deserve more reward respect and power that their counterpart masters have As an associate of Wawa Food Markets Inc I have an opportunity to see the difference between employees and their employers The employees must wear uniforms and must always do the work which is supervised by the employer The employers on the other hand wear dress clothes and perform work which is their choice The salary of the employees is also much diminished when compared to that of their employer Of
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