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There's no such thing as job security!

By Jer Strausser
Posted Friday, December 17, 2004

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Pennsylvania, and my fiance' and I decided to take advantage of it. After an hour of driving the countryside, we decided to visit the cemetary where some of her family members were laid to rest.

Upon arrival, we noticed right away that there were many "new" additions to the small resting place.

Being the entreprenuer I am, I quickly said, "Man, now here's a job that offers job security!" Think about, it's the one thing in life that EVERYBODY is going to do!

Quickly changing the subject, my fiance' stated that her job offers job security also, because she processes dental claims. "As long as everybody has teeth, I'll have a job", she said, and that was pretty much the end of that....

Until today! As I was sitting at my computer, doing some work, I got to thinking about our little conversation, when it hit me. There is NO such thing as job security!

I know, I know, what about doctors, lawyers, dentists etc, we will always need their services. Well, that's partially true. Although I am not a psychic, I would say that it's pretty safe to assume that we will probably need them also, but let's look at the big picture...

Here's a scenario; Jon is the local doctor. He is a well respected doctor in the area, and seems to have all the work he can handle, until one day, he makes an honest mistake, and is sued for malpractice. He loses everything, including his license. Jon is now out of business. This happens more than you might think.

Another scenario, same doctor; A new community center is coming to town. They offer better service, have a larger staff, and can fit you in for your appointments a whole lot quicker. All of a sudden Jon loses half his clientele and has a hard time making a go of it.. His only option is to raise the prices of his services, to help pay the bills. Before you know, Jon is out of business...

One more; A local company has been around for 40 years, and offers some of the highest salaries in the area. It is an excellent niche market; electical connectors! With technology developing the way it is, it only makes sense that this means more work for these people! It does for awhile too, until one day, a very large competitor makes an offer the owners can't refuse, and buys them out. The employees greatest fears are realized, as this takeover had only one purpose....destroy the competition! In a few short months, they are all looking for other jobs as the new owners close up shop.

It's time to wake up! This IS reality people!

These are just a few examples of things that can happen to people that we, in every day life, think "have it made", or "have job security". The fact of the matter is, sure, people are always going to need some of these services, but it doesn't neccesarily mean that they are going to need YOU!

About the Author
Jer Strausser is the owner of the highly popular work at home community at ( Visit them for tips, news, and articles for your home business success.


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