Will My Job Go Away?
Do you realize that our business lives are changing on a daily basis? There is more technology, a change in how we manufacture goods, how the larger companies are eliminating our jobs and soon our malls, and many other not so subtle changes will take place.
Did you know that Sears, Roebuck & Co. had a huge catalog business and was capturing business through their catalog that was being mailed to households across the nation for years before they ever occupied a physical location? Families knew when the new Sears catalog would arrive and then spent hours reviewing its pages and mail ordering what they needed. The catalog had clothes, tools, sporting goods and much more. It was an exciting day when the new Sears catalog appeared. Now Sears is nearly out of business because of the internet and the availability of so many products at a much lesser rate than what any brick & mortar store can charge. Ever hear of Amazon?
Discoveries in medicine could easily reduce the jobs in cancer, Alzheimer and other disease research. Pharmaceutical jobs could be reduced and the medical profession could easily see a reduction in their profession too. These and other professions could be substantially impacted by new discoveries and techniques.
Take a serious look at the job you now hold. What is its future? Be honest with yourself. When I went into the insurance business over 50 years ago I thought it would always be around. It will be around but with fewer workers and more automation of policy deliveries, quoting, claims handling etc. Jobs will be disappearing in my area too.
Now is the time to see if your job will be going away and when. Start researching it now and be prepared for the many challenges ahead. Additional education may be something you should also explore. As Baden-Powell said in Scouting for Boys, “Be Prepared.”
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