Something that has had me thinking the past day or two–instability/flexibility of employment. And it’s something that has come up in three different instances, with three different people. It’s a sign. (Though hopefully not a bad one.)
Older generations have pensions. They have 30 years of service plaques. People in my generation wonder if they’ll be at the same job next year, or if they will have found something better, grown tired of their work, or simply been outsourced, laid off, or fired.
I don’t believe there is job stability anymore. Everyone, no matter what their position, is expendable. When exactly did this shift occur? I’d ask why, but that answer is crystal clear–monetary gain. If a company thinks that going a different direction with your job, eradicating it entirely, or getting someone else will save them money they do it. That’s all any company is out for anymore.
It isn’t about the customer. It isn’t about the employees. It’s about money.
How’s that for an optimistic post?