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Saturday, September 28, 2013

"Job Security...." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)

Judith Whitehead  lives in Amherst, N.Y. and has
worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for
over 30 years... Enjoy!
JOB SECURITY

A THING OF THE PAST It has been many years now that the population has felt secure in their jobs; it used to be that if you worked hard, were a valuable employee and gave your best years to a company, they would feel obligated to KEEP you on as an employee and provide for your retirement. Today...not so much.

 The way our economy and employers are these days with taking on cost effective measures and doing more with less, it has become an employers market. There are so many out of work these days that many employers have their choice of the pickings and can pay less with less benefits for more work.

 Many of my friends have lost positions they held for many years only to be replaced with the younger and cheaper help. I don't know if times will ever revert back to the good ole days...but some things just don't get better with technology, they get worse.

 What used to be looked upon as valuable traits in an employee and no longer the case. Wise up employers!!! Less is not always better....

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3 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Many employers purposely hire part time employees so they aren't required to provide health care benefits, thus putting a larger burden on the government.

Deborah Morel said...

Aloha Judith--so true your well written story, and so sad. The U.S. American workforce has been gutted. I really miss the days of the one American work ethics. Yes, if someone were willing to work hard, and persevere--they would be rewarded, and have the good feeling of having achieved. Today's U.S. workforce? Out source, placed on point systems. Fall to certain "point," then instantly fired. Never mind matters beyond your control. It's almost like an "ethnic sort of cleansing." Only the privileged, and advantaged, survive. And, right, Kimo, many employees are kept right below full-time hours to prevent employer from having to pay medical insurance. HOWEVER, all employees are REQUIRED to have medical insurance--has to be documented with the employer. It is all nothing less than frightening. It is one reason--among others--that I chose to work overseas--greater employment security...who would have ever thought the U.S. would come to this. And, more concerning is that matters only get worse; the gov't. is doing little to bring back the old days of the American workforce. Where are we headed?

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

No one owe any one a job,don't wait,innovate & create your own job like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs ,small businesses need to keep their over heads low to survive ,every penny counts.