SCTO is a p2p online network where staff, caterers, and clients connect directly, embracing integrity, fair wages, hard work and the gift economy.
P2P? Degrowth Economics? Disintermediation?
"What is happening is that the business model that has worked for all human history (find something people do for themselves or each other in a gift economy, take it away from them, and then sell it back) is being reversed. The internet is allowing people once again to do things for themselves and each other without paying for it."
- Charles Eisenstein (Sacred Economics)
What in the World is a Staff Connection?
After many combined decades of helplessly giving away up to half of our pay to a middleman, we have decided not to find a new job, but to transform the industry.
After researching p2p economics, gift economics, disintermediation and other vague but interest-peaking topics, we decided we could become a much better mediator.
SCTO is many things, but most importantly:
- an online p2p professional network that connects staff with various employers
- a catalyst for integrity via fair wages, an experienced and hard work ethic, protection, benefits, and participation in the gift economy
- a non-for-profit network that cycles revenues back to the staff via profit-sharing
With enough money raised to create a solid website and thus a foundation for a network of empowered professionals, we can begin to engage evolutionary forms of economy and relationships.
But only with your help.
Why SCTO Needs Your Help
Creating a website that looks and works like SCTO is not simple, nor cheap. Most quotes we have received have ranged form $2,000 to $10,000.
We are looking to raise at least $2800 to help fund the SCTO website and network.
If we do not reach our goal of $2800, the money will still be spent on the website, but obviously will not be finished as soon as any of us would like, and perhaps without the quality hoped for.
How You Can Help To Affect Change
By contributing, you support:
- the empowerment of staff and principled employers,
- fair wages, on-site job protection
- a new work ethic based on cooperation as much as competition,
- and a financial model based largely on profit-sharing.
With this model we see the beginning of a new era not defined by institutions (middlemen or unions), but instead by empowered individuals on all sides who support each other's lives, labour and processes.
In the old model, more for you is less for me, but in the new model we realize, more for you is more for me.
Other Ways You Can Help Staff Connection
If you have a gift to offer other than money, please let us know. It could range from a small idea to fully skilled talent (graphic / web design / webmaseter) to industry connections that you might be able to offer.
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Please direct any questions or comments about the project to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss the questions/comments in our Updates.