If you currently have a good job, you should seriously consider keeping it for as long as you can. Or, as long as “they” will let you.
They being the people who sign your paycheck. You know…them.
Are You Grateful You Have A Good Job?
If you have a good job, consider yourself to be one of the lucky ones.
If you’re not grateful for having a good job in times like these, shame on you. Do you know how many people are jobless? Do you know how many people have given up looking for a job?
From U.S. News And World Report:
Since the recession ended in June 2009, the percentage of adults working or looking for work has fallen to a 37-year low of 62.8 percent. It has hovered around the mark for most of the past year.
Economists calculate that about half that decline reflects the aging of the population as the baby boom generation retires.
But another factor is that many Americans have become discouraged about their job prospects and have given up looking. Those out of work aren’t counted as unemployed unless they are actively looking for jobs.
Can the post-recession job market really be that bad?
How do you give up on a job search?
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Answer: If your level of despair is high enough you can potentially just give up.
Again, if you have a good job now…today, be grateful. Have an attitude of gratitude. A lot of people have lousy jobs. A lot of people work for jerks.
Good Jobs: Keep Your Good Job As Long As They Will Let You
You can only keep a job…a good job or a lousy job, if they will let you. It’s not like you have a choice in the matter.
(You don’t really think you have a choice when it comes to keeping a job, do you?)
If you’re an employee, your job-keeping powers are non-existent. You have no power.
“But, what if you’re in a union, Joel?”
If you’re in a union, you have some power.
Until your union goes the way of the Mastodon.
The bottom line: Unless you’re willing to go through a serious transformation, like going from an employee to an employer, for example, your job remains in the hands of your employer.
Are you okay with that?
Having A Good Job Is Good
I had a few “good” jobs over the years. I had a couple of great ones, too. But, here’s the thing…
They didn’t last.
Stuff happened. Like:
- The duties of my job changed
- New management came in
- New owners took over
- The company decided to “go in a new direction“
Nothing Stays The Same
You can’t stay in your “good job” forever. Especially now. Business changes way too fast nowadays.
So, enjoy that good job of yours while you can. Really.
“Thanks a lot, Joel. You’re really an uplifting guy.”
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If you want to learn how to buy a franchise, the information is here.
If you want to purchase products that will take you step-by-step through the franchise research and franchise purchasing steps, you’ll find them here.
If you’re thinking about buying a franchise without a lot of money down, you’ll find several articles focused on money.
Maybe you’ve heard that franchising is a scam. See what I wrote on that subject.
So, why did I decide to write about “jobs” on a blog that’s focused on franchising?
Answer: Because most of the people who hire me to help them with their dreams of franchise ownership once had jobs. Good jobs. Amazing jobs. Lousy jobs, too.
Until they didn’t.