Print Article
  BookMark Article

Author Login    Author Login

Existing members will have to use the lost password facility to get new username and new password

Welcome Guest! Please login or create an account.



If you do not have an account yet, you can register ( Here ), or you may retrieve a lost user/pass ( Here ).

Navigation    Navigation

   10 newest articles RSS

Author Highlights    Featured Author

Belaid Lethi
Will Clayton

View My Bio & Articles

young stuart

View My Bio & Articles

jackson linkhopper

"I enjoy reviewing products and writing articles."

View My Bio & Articles

Other Websites    Websites of Interest

We Can’t Count On Anything

Author : Connie H. Deutsch   Top Author

So much is happening in the world that sets our teeth on edge. The things we took for granted gave us a false sense of security. Banks are going belly-up. Countries are going bankrupt, There has been an increase in natural disasters and governments are toppling. Nothing feels safe any more.

Some of the things we took for granted were: If you want to work, you can find a job. If you want a good job that pays well, get a college education. If you want to have enough money to retire, pay into Social Security, invest in a pension fund, and put money in the bank. Job security and employee loyalty were the staples of the American workforce.

Nowadays, we can’t count on any of these things.

A college education doesn’t guaranty you getting a job. For every job, there are hundreds of applicants who have undergraduate and graduate degrees and not enough jobs to go around.

With the recession and an unstable stock market, massive parts of retirement funds were lost. Employers of major corporations embezzled pension funds. People were laid off when companies downsized and Senior citizens who depend on cost of living increases from Social Security found their increases frozen. Jobs are no longer secure and employee loyalty is no longer rewarded.

With the downturn economy and a shortage of jobs, I often hear people weighing the pros and cons of accepting another job in case the new company goes under or they are laid off and can’t find work.

From where I’m sitting, I can’t see working at a job you hate simply because you are afraid to look elsewhere. There is no job security so you might continue to work at a job you hate and then you could still be laid off or the company could go under.

Since everything is in turmoil these days and the world is changing too fast to keep up with what is happening, you might as well reach for the things you’ve always wanted.

This truly feels like a last chance lifetime. Our future is too uncertain to depend on things staying the same. We have less to risk by taking chances than the risks we face if we’re too afraid to change the aspects of our lives that aren’t working out for us. If this is a last chance lifetime, you might as well make the most of it.

Author's Resource Box

Connie H. Deutsch is an internationally known business consultant and personal advisor who has a keen understanding of human nature and is a natural problem-solver. She has counseled people who have OCD for more than 40 years,

Connie is the author of the books, “Round and Round Goes the Merry-Go-Round: Drugless Therapy for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)” “Whispers of the Soul,” “A Slice of Life,” “Whispers of the Soul for the Rest of Your Life,” “From Where Im Sitting,” “Are You Listening?,” “View from the Sidelines,” “Reaching for the Brass Ring of Life,” “Purple Days and Starry Nights,” “Here and There,” “And Thats How it Goes,” and “The Counseling Effect.” Her website:
See more of her articles by clicking here ConnieHDeutsch Articles

Article Source:

Tags:   security, education, belly-up, banks, natural disasters, governments, pension fund, Social Security, invest, employee loyalty, college, retire, job, money

Author RSS Feed   Author RSS Feed     Category RSS Feed   Category RSS Feed


  Rate This Article
Badly Written Offensive Content Spam
Bad Author Links Mis-spellings Bad Formatting
Bad Author Photo Good Article!




Submitted : 2015-04-26    Word Count : 403    Times Viewed: 1515