Management Has Always Been About Control
One author argues workplace management is parallel in its tenets to slave plantations
So, are modern manager-employee relationships akin to slavery?
Short answer: no. We might get emotionally whipped in our jobs, but, in general, there is not physical abuse in white-collar workplaces. (I fully realize there are thousands — if not more — of enslaved people in the world doing the work of others, but that isn’t really the topic of this particular post.)
Also: We get compensated, and, often, very well. Another big difference.
The longer answer to this question is more nuanced.
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