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When I was consulting, I would cite this scene often, both referring to how I would prefer people to treat me, and how we should treat other independent contractors professionally.

Contractors aren't employees though. Most employers wouldn't want to pay for expansive contractors for the bulk of their workforce nor does society really support that.

The lesser and lesser rights of employees is a power grab. Employees still needs to pay high rents, expensive mortgages, bring up kids and everything else. If anything that has become harder to do successfully by working.

I really don't think a lot of companies are going to come out favorably in hindsight if there is a downturn.

Absolutely agree. As an employee there's a whole different social contract, but I still think directness and forthrightness is the best way.

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