Three times isn’t a coincidence

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?

2 thoughts on “Three times isn’t a coincidence

  1. I think this also has a lot to do with workers. People have become a lot more mobile – they move more. And even when they stay in the same area, people choose to change jobs a lot. I work for a pretty good company but I check out job sites semi-regularly to see if there's something better out there. I think it's exciting that I can move into a new job every now and then. I don't think I'd want to work the same job for the rest of my life.
    But, no, there isn't really such thing as job stability. That's why we have to keep educating ourselves, which can seem daunting!

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