Monday, January 26, 2009

Don't Quit Your Job


Summit County, Colorado

Don't Quit Your Job

I sometimes think that many people do not have a firm grasp on reality when it comes to our economy. I still hear people talking about quitting their job because they are unhappy and going out to find a new career.

That is just plain bad thinking. Never, ever quit your job before you have already found a new job. I learned that one the hard way. Especially in this bad economy. We all want to think that we are God's gift to our employer but when you don't have an job at all that myth soon comes back to haunt you.

I predict it will be as long as five to ten years before we get back to where we were in the job market.

60 Minutes last night had a feature on the DHL Shipping company going out of business in the United States and leaving over 10,000 people unemployed after nearly twenty years. The city of Wilmington, Ohio lost their main industry and now the entire city is looking for jobs. In some cases the whole family mom, dad and the kids are unemployed after 18 years with Airborne and DHL. So very sad and there is nothing that anyone can do to fix the problem.

If you have a job keep it for as long as you can even if you are miserable. The luxury that we had a year ago to change jobs is gone. g

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