Arbeit, it should be recalled, is contributed from the success completions of the production process and from the finalized conclusions of the transactional sale. But the production process cannot be restricted to just the mere act of creating Equipmentalities and products or rendering services to others. The Enterprise’s search for new personnel does count toward its contributions of Arbeit to the Life-Energy Reserve insofar as it has become a production process in itself. It differs from the usual production processes because its presence among the Domains of the Work-World is always temporary. While some Enterprises will be looking for Students to recruit as prospective “Civil Servants,” others are instead looking for “Investors.”
Come to Them or Come to Us!
Under the Work-Standard, Civil Servants refer to people with official Vocations at an Enterprise. This designation was already a given among the State and Social Enterprises. Foreign Enterprises, meanwhile, involve Civil Servants working for another nation under the terms of a Real Trade Agreement (RTA), their Paygrades provided to them by the Council State just like the rest of the Totality. Digital Enterprises are dependent on whether they fall under the first, second, or third categories.
Student Enterprises, because they are governed by the SSE’s Student Government, provide hands-on training outside the classroom, finance educational costs, and enable the Student Body to begin receiving their own Paygrades. A Student Enterprise, by means of the Council Democratic political process, may decision by majority vote among all personnel that they will send a Transfer Notice to Student Government. If the Student Government recognizes that the affected Student Enterprise has demonstrated itself to be worthy, it will acknowledge the request and a motion will be made to move the Student Enterprise to the VCS Economy’s Tournament. Similar motions can be facilitated in the reverse, as evidenced in discussions about the types of Student Enterprises from The Third Place (1st Ed.). In that case, it is between Student Government and either the Social or State Enterprises. The Council State will of course act as the final authority on those matters.
Investors, on the other hand, are temporary additions to the personnel of any Enterprise. With NSFIs (National-Socialized Financial Instruments), they invest their own Arbeit and Geld into the Enterprise of their choosing on the expectation that they will receive Arbeit and Geld in return. They are active, not passive, participants in the production process.
The actual Civil Servants in the Enterprises may decide, by means of the Council Democratic process, that the Investor should turn their investments into a Vocation. Some “Administrator,” in both State and Social Enterprises, can own the Enterprise with the equivalent Social Rank of a “State Functionary” within the SSE or the Council State. Others may be chosen among the Civil Servants through the Council Democratic process, their decision to be confirmed by the Economic Planner. If the size and composition of an Enterprise is small, the Administrator may also be its Delegate to the local Council. It does matter whether the Enterprise in question is applying Council Democracy vis-à-vis Codetermination, Worker’s Self-Management, Joint-Ownership, or another arrangement.
Administrators reserve the authority and command responsibility of granting Vocations to Investors and prospective Students. They also reserve the authority, with the majority support of their subordinate Civil Servants, to revoke someone’s Vocation at the Enterprise. This decision may be overridden by either the Economic Planner, who must provide sufficient arguments for why somebody should stay, or the Inspector, who acts as the final authority on the matter.
The Student and the Investor represent two ways in which State, Social, Digital and Foreign Enterprises may contribute Arbeit from recruiting them as new Civil Servants. In the case of the former, the Enterprises approach the first Figure with the offer of becoming one of its Civil Servants. In the case of the latter, the Enterprises are approached by the second Figure. The Student Tournament vouches on behalf of the Student, the Kontore on behalf of the Investor.
Checks and Balances
The Student Tournament has another purpose that is implied by its mere existence as part of the SSE. At certain periods of a given school year, Student Government conducts “Performance Evaluations” of all Student Enterprises in the Student Tournament. Administrators and Economic Planners of State and Social Enterprises, State Commissars and Superintendents of the State Commissariats are afforded paid leave by the Council State to attend those Performance Evaluations with members of Student Government. The Student Functionaries and Delegates in charge of Student Government and its various Student Councils bring these important officials on a two week-long tour around every part of the Student Tournament.
The SSE schedules Performance Evaluations to occur twice per year. There is a Performance Evaluation in May and another in December. Since May 1 is an internationally-recognized holiday, the one for this month is scheduled for the final week. The one in December occurs throughout the week before Christmas. While these schedules correspond to the calendar of a Western country, non-Western countries are obliged to conduct the Performance Evaluations at more preferable times of the year.
In any case, it becomes imperative on every Student that they remember their newfound training and experience and demonstrate what they have learned. This is every Student’s chance to distinguish themselves. Instead of boasting about what they have done, Performance Evaluations shall enable them to boast about what they will do if allowed to take their Vocation to an Enterprise.
Even if their Performance Evaluation did not convince anyone that they should become the Civil Servant of any given Enterprise, one can always come to the Enterprise and speak with the Delegate or the Administrator if they are in any need of additional personnel. Speaking with the Economic Planner or Inspector will suffice. Gaining the recognition of the current Civil Servants by means of the Council Democratic process is another. A Performance Evaluation will be provided to the Student.
For Students who meet the required Social Rank to begin purchasing NSFIs (National-Socialized Financial Instruments), becoming an Investor is a viable way to bypass the Performance Evaluations. Kontor Office VI (“Priority Requisition”), Group D is tasked with the issuances of special NSFIs such as Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Apprenticeships. Although the vast majority of the Student Body will not be able to obtain those NSFIs at the secondary educational level, it should be noted that they certainly will have the prerequisite Social Rank by the time they graduate. Their Social Ranks still carry over, regardless of where they take their Vocations after secondary school.
Scholarships are great for those interested in continuing their education at the tertiary educational level with the Intent of further participation in the Student Tournament or Student Government. Apprenticeships are for those whose performance in the Performance Evaluations did not lead to them becoming Civil Servants. Sponsorships are for those interested in establishing Student Enterprises with the Intent of eventually transferring them to the National Tournament as State, Social or Digital Enterprises.
Valuation and Pricing
Any increased influxes of high-Quality Arbeit, be it Actual, Digital or Military, will eventually translate into Actual Geld. Additional Actual Geld from the conversions of Actual Geld in the LER and LERE Process mean surpluses of Actual Geld in the Council State’s State Budget. Fiscal surpluses in the State Budget will encourage the Council State to increase its allocations of Actual Geld to all Enterprises in the VCS Economy. The increased allocations, it should be recalled, concur with a scant number of Taxation Policies, no Interest Rates, deemphasis on fueling economic growth from overall national spending, and different conceptions of Currency Depreciation/Appreciation. All of these are made possible by the Work-Standard, which is responsible for facilitating a different conception of economic freedom that can only be achieved in Production for Dasein. Neither Production for Profit nor Production for Utility can achieve these results without creating ridiculous Quantities of Schuld for both Parliament and Civil Society.
It is here where we find the notion of “Arbeit begetting Arbeit” as the logical extension of Economic Socialization (ES). Any Arbeit that leads to the creation of more Arbeit at par value will lead to peace, prosperity, order, stability, and discipline within the nation. Therefore, it bears mention: how much Arbeit and Geld can Enterprises expect to contribute to the Life-Energy Reserve by allowing Students and Investors alike to become Civil Servants?
The Value of the Arbeit in turn depends on the amount enforced by the State Commissariats with the considerations of both the Totality and the State, the Student Body and the Student Government. The Council State has a Constitutional Obligation to have the State Commissariats to set the official rates on how much Arbeit will be contributed from this particular production process. Higher Values correspond to how well the Student Tournament has done to ensure that not only will the Student Body be ready for Life, they will also be well-prepared and well-disciplined enough to serve their Totality and State as the Nation. The national priorities of the Totality and the State will also affect the Value of Arbeit from this particular production process. Certain Professions stand to gain the most if they are facing shortages of personnel and there is a sizeable pool of Students and Investors to address the shortages. That will definitely spare the Central Bank from needlessly raising the Mechanization Rate (MR) because setting MR too high will result in mass unemployment, not to mention increased vulnerability to enemy cyberattacks.
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