The world is changing ...
GOOD PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN
- The economy turned south.
- New technology eliminated jobs.
- Outsourcing was used to cut costs.
- Older products were replaced with newer, cheaper products.
- Economic and social upheaval can be found everywhere..
We see famous and powerful companies fail and fall by the wayside … their business models obsolete and no longer working.
We see corporate executives, who are willing to lay-off thousands of workers to improve their bottom line and secure their own outrageous bonuses. They are in it for the short-term, knowing that having assets to fall back on insulates them from the daily pressures that others face.
We are caught up in a technological maelstrom where tireless and uncomplaining robots assemble products and "expert systems" allow high school graduates to perform with the dexterity and decision-making skills of a PhD.
Our population is aging, the oldest, most experienced, and costliest employees are being replaced by younger workers -- and the young are finding that their jobs are being outsourced to nations where impoverished workers are paid little and receive no benefits.
And, we ask ourselves in an atmosphere of fear, uncertainty and doubt, AM I NEXT?