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This book gave me some food for thought. It opened up ideas about where jobs will be in the future. It is hard hitting at times offering little hope for job seekers. What are the trends in the world jobs market? Why do people move away from rural family farms? Many find low paying jobs on the fringe of huge cities in the world? Working for low wages without benefits as large businesses manufacture their wares off shore to decrease costs.
Is this the new way in our world? Where does education fit in from K-12 and beyond? Are peoples fundamental needs for shelter, food, water, safety, education and community being met or ignored?
The parents of Newton little children spoke out this week to create a culture in the USA that is inclusive, loving, and raising children in communities that care. I am from Canada and live near Winnipeg and my daughter plays the saxophone. Who cares? Where is the connection?
One of the Newton families used to live in Winnipeg and the little girls Dad played and taught saxophone at the University of Manitoba where my daughter was learning music. Where is the caring community in Canada? It is also struggling to figure out what an inclusive caring and sustainable community needs to succeed. Canada knows how to send caring condolences to all of the families.
We are all connected in some way to one another. My daughter is buying a saxophone of her own as she loved playing the baritone sax but it was school property. She also has her own flute. Music is now part of her life as she has opened her ideas for careers to include sciences. We need to seek love, peace and harmony as we embrace our little ones, our teens, our youth, our adults, families, our communities. Within our selves we need to create a culture of peace in order to know world peace . This includes ensuring that we think first with love in order to extend harmony thereby reaching peace.
Future Job Wars needs to be read in order to understand how Gallup came to its findings. Once read it would be great to chat about the book and how we all can change in order to remove the word Wars and replace it with Future Job Collaborations. Please remember to think, listen and comprehend before speaking.
Peace, harmony and love to all.
My original idea was to create dialogue regarding interesting books. The question I missed answering:
Is anyone else reading this book? The Coming Jobs War
I have bogged down in it myself because it feels kind of hopeless. I guess I find the use of the word
war difficult to relate to jobs. The word Wars belong to World War 1, and World War 2 in my mind, whereas jobs
are something that people train for and hopefully win several times in their careers. In the
contexts of training and winning there is a similarity with war because both require training and
I just have more questions. Some of today’s jobs are in wars and the people in them are
soldiers, politicians, children, parents, aunts and uncles to name a few. My biggest dream is to stop
all wars worldwide. To live together in love, harmony and peace. Are wars necessary for peace?
How do we come up with these words? Jobs and War.
Are jobs as our baby boomers knew them, disappearing?
What kind of jobs should I search for? What about new graduates? Is their hope for jobs, homes and
Most books say ‘be passionate and love what you do’. I agree with that. If only I could find a job
that my injured, exhausted brain could handle I would be delighted. Alas I am one of the many
disabled. Quick thinking, high energy, multi-tasker, are labels often written into advertisements for
jobs. I am lucky if I can get out of bed two days in a row. I need hope and answers so . . .
On November 5, 2012 I attended a Fibromyalgia Support meeting wherein a lawyer was the speaker and
there were about 60 listeners. It was informative, exhausting, and showed how many people need help.
Apparently if you and your family and grandparents, and great grandparents are “credible” then you have
a chance of “winning” your case in mediation. What is credible? This is the question I forgot to ask.
The Coming Jobs War speaks mainly on behalf of the USA. I was part of Canada’s ‘job wars’ for
people with disabilities. It made me sad to hear how insurance companies are taking chunks of people’s
money along with bundles of cash from companies to refuse to pay out insurance funds to injured
people. Why do we give insurance companies money?
Job Wars outcomes could become safety nets if jobs, unions, businesses and staff, all of the people,
helped each other when needed without controversy. Could we all get along better if we cared for each
One insurance company actually took video through the kitchen window; of an ill worker sewing a
Halloween top for her 14 year old daughter. The daughter took off her top to try on the costume and
was filmed in her underwear. Is that what job insurance wars are about? The mother crashed, became very
ill and had to spend days in hospital, due to the ongoing surveillance and actions of the insurance
company. She sued for invasion of privacy. Guess what. She lost.
What happened to face to face conversations?
As human beings we need to discover what we need to do to protect ourselves from spies. Some say
the world has become meaner. One young lady told me that she is sad because when she was younger,
before any iphones etc existed, people would converse on the bus. Today everyone is busy texting or
talking on their cell phones. Where did the smiles go?
Long ago I worked in a communications office where the desks were set up against the back wall of our
tiny cubbies with our computers on those desks facing us. We all had our backs to the opening of our
wee cubbies. People texted each other rather than speak to each other. I turned my desk around
so I faced the opening and smiled at everyone. It helped me better serve the needs of people who came
to us for communications assistance. They smiled back.
Please join me in figuring out how to improve our lives so we can be passionate about what we do.
Together we need to change the way our world works. We need to believe in ourselves. We need to look
at our jobs and get help if they are primarily designed to find ways to label people inappropriately.
I think it is time for people to change our world for harmony, love and peace. Remember to smile.
I like reading about what might happen in our futures and right now I am reading a book called “The Coming Job Wars”. It is written by the Owner of Gallup, Jim Clifton. What a shocker! Together we will take a look at what he see’s as our future.
Gallup is a huge firm that assesses trillions of things we think about through measuring many different behavioural attributes. They have found that having good jobs are at the pinnacle of what people feel they need most.
How can we create 5,000,000 good jobs in small to medium size businesses this year? How about 10,000,000 good jobs over the next few years for the USA to create a faster growing GDP. We need each other because we are all interconnected. How many millions of good jobs does Canada need? Please think about it. Ok?
In Canada’s eastern provinces professors have been seeking to understand how what people really need can be added to the information that gives us our GDP. I read the documents, the brochure style magazine and I remember saying something like ” maybe we should create a different kind of look at our lives from the sense of well-being”. We need new and future thinking to create new good jobs for every person in Canada. We can do this right now.
Over the next few weeks as I read Clifton’s book I will share my opinions of it through this blog. I hope you will take a deep breath, live in the moment, and join me in seeking good jobs. Families need at the very least one good job.
We need one good job in our family right now. I need to find a fantastic University that will give me a scholarship to research well-being, harmony and love towards a PhD. This is my dream for my future. What are your dreams?