Strategies for Job Security

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Adam's Apple, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Adam's Apple
    Offline

    Adam's Apple Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,092
    Thanks Received:
    445
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +447
    Strategies for Ensuring Long-Term Job Security
    By Marshall Loeb
    From MarketWatch

    Twelve-step programs aren't just for battling addiction. Employment attorney Richard C. Busse, author "Fired, Laid-Off or Forced Out," says that in order to avoid the heartbreak of being sacked there are 12 steps you can follow to build up currency in the workplace.

    "In most cases [these steps] get down to basic workplace etiquette," writes Busse. "However it is surprising how frequently the considerations behind the steps are disregarded."

    If you already incorporate them into your work life, there's a good chance your job is secure. If not, follow these suggestions for building workplace power:

    for full article:
    http://www.careerjournal.com/myc/killers/20070329-loeb.html
     
  2. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,071
    the ONLY way to have job security is to be your own boss.
     
  3. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    That isn't any more secure than trying to make yourself indispensible to your boss. Whatever business you're in can simply tank, and you'll have no control over it.

    Nobody, and nothing is irreplaceable.
     
  4. AllieBaba
    Offline

    AllieBaba BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    33,778
    Thanks Received:
    3,648
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +3,650
    Yeah, but if you work for a state agency in a liberal state it takes an act of Congress to get you fired after you pass the 6-month trial period.

    See, libs and unions are good for something.
     
  5. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Pfft. If you work for the Federal Government in a Liberal, OR Republican state, it takes MORE than an act of congress to get you fired. So, I suppose there IS some job security out there somewhere. :)
     
  6. AllieBaba
    Offline

    AllieBaba BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    33,778
    Thanks Received:
    3,648
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +3,650
    And they don't drug test.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,071
    ah then if you want real job security make sure you join a union. it'll be almost impossible for you to get fired.

    But seriously the only person you are "indespensible" to is you. i don't care how good you are sooner or later if you're working for someone else they will realize that yopu are costing too much and they can get 2 or 3 people who are younger faster and almost as good as you for less than you cost.

    And you are telling me that any business can tank and you have no control. I submit to you that you have less control if you work for someone else.

    Since your own business can fail so can one that is not yours. but when it is not yours you can be fired, downsized or the company can be sold and you're out etc etc.

    the risks are less when you work for yourself.
     

Share This Page