The Sky Is Falling (or it’s just changing)

Lately I’ve thought a lot about this recession, or depression, or economy, or whatever you want to call it.

It’s very difficult for individuals, companies, countries… everyone seems to be hurting.  Almost every day there is more news about tens of thousands of jobs lost… which is scary because every time that happens more competition enters the job search, and these are people who are highly talented and skilled (like you).

I wonder, though, if this is a time of “the sky is falling” or if it’s some natural evolution.  You know, like the various revolutions we’ve had (i.e., the industrial revolution) where the work environment changes.

Rita Ashley recently wrote a positive post about the fact that there are still jobs to be had, still companies hiring.  If you are tired of reading all of the negative stuff, go read Rita’s post here.

To respond to the title of this post, I do think the sky is falling a little bit, but I also think that things are significantly changing in how we work, a la “the world is flat” thinking.


  1. Russ on March 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    The sky really isn’t falling. This needs to happen. All of it. It is the only way we can progress if we see and realize all of the things that just dont work.

    There is actually some good I believe that will result. People now realize and see that oil is bad and that we all need to save our planet. It is now a priority because of harsh conditions.

    And the same is true with real estate and the job market. Did anyone ever look at the huge growth we were experiencing in the last 12 years and think that this is a problem and not natural. I saw it and knew it was going to come crashing down!

    Things happen for a reason!

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