I have an ambition!It's not to become leader of a country, though. I feel someone else might be WAY better suited for that than me. If I ran a country, I would mess it up instantly. Although, I do seem to have quite a good thing going for me in Government Simulator.
I might hear you ask "What is Government Simulator?".. I'm glad you asked. You see, Government Simulator is a is a simple economic and political simulation game based on real-world data, so technically, the game is pretty close to what happens in real life if you implement the changes.
The last time I played, I tried my hand on fixing the USA.
I implemented some of the things that we have here in Denmark, to see how that would fare in the USA according to the game. I was quite surprised.
Here's a list of things I have done, and the effect it's had:
40 hour work week
Legal minimum restricted work age: 15. Unrestricted: 18
Hourly minimum wage: $15.40
Retirement age for both men and women: 66
Guns not allowed
12 month maternity leave after birth. An additional 12 months entitlement to exemption thereafter
A 100% health insurance reduction. Essentially it's Universal healthcare
Strict punishments for crime
No death penalty.
Very strict punishment for pollution
35% income tax, 50% corporate tax. 2% property tax, a 1% fuel tax, a 15% alcohol tax and a 75% tobacco tax.
Total income is $2.872,22 billion.
Total expenditure is $2.2.497,22 billion
Surplus: $374.71 billion.
The debt is $10.465,91 billion
Approval rating is 91%
It's important to stress out, that this is a video game, so it might not be accurate. But, the game runs on real life data, so some of the things might be real.
But that was a detour - time to talk about my ambition.
You see, ever since I was told I would be a great supervisor, I have been thinking: What if I end up being a team leader? Or a trainer? Or a supervisor? Maybe even a boss? Sure, the pay is better, but the amount of responsibility I would be getting is insane. Lots of things to do, people to manage, schedules to plan, phone calls to take.. I have seen how many phone calls my team leader gets on a daily basis, and it's quite a lot. IF I was given the option to become a trainer, I would gladly take it. I enjoy teaching new people about the systems, give them small hints or straight up tell them my favourite way of doing a task. Like, for example, how to pick the best way manually.
So yes, my ambition for my job is to become more than just a regular employee. I want responsibility. I want to be more important, because frankly: I deserve it. I have been pulling extra hours this past month, and I'm already sort of training our new temp workers. I'm gonna have a word with my team leader when he's back from holiday on Monday.
Speaking of my place of employment: I have been there one year today! I started as a temp worker on August 8, 2022. Time really does fly..