Job Security

An interesting email crossed my desk this past week.  In this day and age, there are people who believe that if they do a good job, have solid performance reviews and get along with their co-workers that they will be at a job for as long as they like. The adage from days gone by that an employer will take care of you if you take care of them is what they believe will take them forward.

I hate to bring this reality check but that is simply not true!  I believe job security is definitely something that existed 50 years ago during a different economic theme but it is very rare today. I personally have been let go or fired many times in past positions because of the economy or that I did not fit into a particular group. The longest I have ever held a job for is 25 months at a company I actually liked! To me moving on is not devastating because I am able to bounce back and my true nature is that of a business owner/investor and not employee. I am the exception and not the rule and have seen many people become emotionally disheartened because they tie their identities to their positions. Jobs come and go but what one must always focus on is increasing your own personal net worth. Your boss cannot protect you if he is told by his/her boss to fire you. If you want security look in the mirror and accept the fact that you must make your own wealth!