posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:47 AM
It's difficult to compare today's world with that of 30 years ago.
30 years ago, you could expect to work for a company for years, eventually retire, and still be able to support yourself.
30 years ago, you could be reasonably confident that just hard work would be enough to secure your future.
30 years ago, if you worked for a company for 10 years, you usually weren't too worried about that job disappearing.
One of the basic problems today, vs. 30 years ago, is that companies see people only as resources, and bean counters don't factor in all of the
intangible assets a company loses when getting rid of personnel, which they only see as an expense, when really, people are a company's most
That said, I think the majority of people really do want to make it on their own (I know that the couple of times I've had to do unemployment, my
goal was to get OFF of it, not continue on it)... In the case of disasters though, folks should rely on having insurance, vs. government assistance,
but hard to rebuild your house, when the business you worked at is also toast...(not much reason to do so)...but moving is always an option.
Personally, I don't think I'd stick out a "let's rebuild" phase... I like eating.