JOBSEARCH: Captain Obvious — “Gone is the era of the lifetime career”

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August 4, 2015 11:06 am
New ‘gig’ economy spells end to lifetime careers
John Gapper in London

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The gig economy is only part of a shift in employment over the past three decades, unleashed by technology and global trade. It has created many winners and losers, both by outsourcing jobs from the west to Asia and Africa, and by changing the terms on which most people work. Financial and contractual risk that used to be borne by companies has been transferred to employees.

“Gone is the era of the lifetime career, let alone the life-long job and the economic security that came with it, having been replaced by a new economy intent on recasting full-time employees into contractors, vendors and temporary workers,” Nick Hanauer and David Rolf wrote recently in Democracy Journal, although the US jobs statistics do not yet reflect such a transformation.

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Knew that several decades ago. I guess some folks never learn.

I continue to assert the following formula / paradigm / meme or call it what you will.

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Success for your generation is:

(1) ruthless financial discipline — no bad debt;

(2) a life long interest in learning — education — a degree — they can’t take it away from you;

(3) a NON-OFFSHORABLE white collar job in order to save big bux;

(4) a blue collar skill for hard times — never saw a poor plumber;

(5) one or more internet based businesses — your store is always open;

(6) a free time hobby that generates income;

and

(7) a large will-maintained network of people who can “help” you.

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How many do you have!

I’m working on #4, #5, and #6 now.

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