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I thought this was something everyone already knew, you are making other people rich and get paid a salary to do so, the same time you use to work to make someone rich you can use to make yourself rich.
Yes/no sort of thing. I once lead the development of a product with the smallest team and it made tens of millions of dollars while I just got a monthly salary. I got a raise out of it but I'm nowhere close to a millionaire.
But I didn't take any major risk as I see it. I took the guaranteed payment over risking losing everything on an idea. I had a bad idea in the past that cost a company millions. I didn't have to pay that cost; I wouldn't be able to do so even if I wanted. They did. At the same time, I didn't reap the full fruits when I had an idea that won millions.
So I figure my job takes advantage of me sometimes and it protects me other times. In the end, it sorta balances out.
An analogy to my job might be a film director. Film directors sometimes make flops. They lose millions and millions of dollars at the box office. At other times, they get like 500+ million dollars in revenue. They see only a small share when they do well. But they don't lose anything when they do poorly.