Where’ve I been, you ask?
A two-year hiatus perhaps? Well after my mom passed, I just didn’t feel like posting anymore. Didn’t have it in me to continue. Sometimes it’s like that. On fire one moment, then cool the next.
I’ve watched the employment landscape change during this short time. And not for the better.
Although there are many more jobs available now then during the recession in the 90s, the increased number of jobs are for lower pay and remain saddled with heavy workloads which sometimes approach overwhelm. Many of these employees are an unhappy and dissatisfied people.
Changes abound – further progression in technology (as it’s known to do) has sped up to replace more and more – including our jobs.
Often the “9-5” American worker is getting the short stick through continuous off-boarding of jobs/work to other-world countries.
The global competition for jobs is fierce. Tensions are everywhere.
Disgruntled: both young and old. The senior Walmart greeters, our wisest; doing the best that they can. The young college graduate, who’s incurred enough debt that could have instead supported a family of four for several years, is challenged to find work to justify the exorbitant expense.
Our world is out of control and I can no longer just stand by. I must take a stand.
I, by default two years ago, threw my towel in the ring. No that’s wrong. I didn’t throw it; it slipped from my fingers and I didn’t even notice. But now I’m here to take it back.
I realize that this is no time to give up, give in, make due, follow along or just stop paying attention. We, as a people, can no longer work jobs and live lives that are not fit for “human consumption”.
Yes, I’m here and back in the saddle. Giddyup…
Are you ready?