Whatever will the Mom's and Dad's do?

It was just announced the other day that another local business is shutting it's doors. Another 300 employee's out of a job. Times are tough, and many people are finding that good jobs are hard to come by. I was flipping through channels on the radio the other day after dropping my son off at his temporary job (which lasted a whole 4 days!) when I heard an interesting piece about what employers don't like in employees. They are all what I consider common sense, but.... The main point is, in this day and age if you hope to keep a job, you had better be the "perfect employee."

You had better be on time and on top of your game. Forget sick kids, school plays and doctors appointments. Being absent is not an option. You must always be dressed to the nines. If the baby pukes on your nice new business jacket, you'd better change. But do it fast - if you're late, that's a strike against you. Most likely your position consists of duties that were once allocated to 2 or 3 other people. And as companies downsize, IF you get to keep your job, the workload will only get heavier. And, there's a good chance that your paycheck will go down, not up. Most likely, the company won't be there until you retire anyway.

So what are the options? Temporary jobs that last anywhere from 1 day- a couple of month's? Work for minimum wage? Most people don't have a plan B.

What is a plan B? An alternative, something that's there, even when the job is yanked out from under you. A Plan B is the reason most people start a home business. They want to be in control of their paycheck. They want the option of giving themselves a raise.

More and more people are looking for a Plan B. The future is uncertain, and people are scared. Isn't it time you took control of your life, so you don't work 40 hours a week for 40 years ( or less, because you got canned?)

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Carolee Sperry
Regional Sales Director
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