Work-on Without Collaboration

It’s easy to protest in the street for hours, even days, on end when you’re not physically at work, but did you know that there are ways to politically intervene without leaving your current occupation? It’s important in this economy, especially when you’re fighting for your beliefs, to keep funds coming into your pocket. The best way to do that, of course, is to not get fired.

I will not Hinder you, but I will not Help you, either:

It doesn’t take much effort to get on someone’s bad side with politics. The first thing you need to remember when dealing with any form of desired change is this: The people you are dealing with are not your enemies. Though these people may disagree with you, they don’t deserve to be violently protested against with pepper spray and blunt objects.

That said, no matter how incompetent your co-workers may seem, there’s still hope for your goals and aspirations if you’re willing to be consistent with your beliefs and persistent with your actions without causing harm in the process.

The keys to working on without collaboration are fairly straightforward:

  • Do not offer assistance to those who might need it.
  • Avoid doing more work than you absolutely must do.
  • Conveniently “forget” what your co-worker asked you to do.
  • Focus entirely on personal gains and the achievement of your goals.
  • Do the basics of your work-place and don’t go the extra mile in any way, shape, or form for anyone.

Whether or not you express that you despise your situation, or the problems happening within, is entirely up to you:

If you remain silent and simply do not express your inner plans to your organization, you’ll probably find that people within the organization will dislike you without understanding why you’re not willing to help. This can be convenient because it can prevent political discrimination towards you from the other co-workers.

If you do express what you believe, be cautious with exactly what you say. Openly hating the company you work for often complicates relationships and doesn’t create an ideal situation for arguing whatever point you may have. On the other hand, expressing that you believe you have a solution to a problem we’re facing today and that it may be the best thing we could hope to accomplish, without leaving any details out about how and why you think that way, could very well inspire a large group of people to fight for your cause.

Continue reading the 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action.

Also check out The Politics of Nonviolent Action Part One / Part Two / Part Three.

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