Sunday, May 9, 2010
Bring in The Bobs
The purpose of this post is to explore all the bitching going on about the lack of jobs out there. Bullshit. What do these people bring to the table? Just because you have kids and your mommy told you that you're special when you were a kid does not entitle you to anything. Get out there and grind. Take what you can. I know a CPA that shoveled snow for money this summer, AND is currently employed. If you are under 45-50 years of age, get the image of the easy life out of your head. Nobody wants to hear you bitch, and most likely nobody wants to hear ANYTHING from you period. Like Kevin discussed in his recent post, you have to HUSTLE. There is no magical tit of a job that you can suckle the golden milk from. You are most likely replaceable, as discussed in Lou's post regarding why athletes are so highly paid.
Why do lawyers and doctors get paid well? They solve problems. People outsource their thinking to a trained professional for a fee, because people want their legal or medical problem solved. People don't want to think, so they pay others to do it for them. Why are athletes paid so handsomely? They sell. The recent economic squeeze is purging the American workforce of unnecessary positions. Gone are the assistants of the assistants. Gone are the smiling faces of PR and the VP's of (insert bogus function). My advice to the graduating class of 2010 is that you better be willing to take on a shitload of stress, be a pro athlete (good luck), or be extremely good looking (good luck again). There is no hiding in the cracks anymore. You better bring some value to the table.