The days of a guaranteed job for life are gone
Jobs now are solely dependent on providing a needed service for a fair price.
You can charge as much as you want for your service
but it doesn't mean anything if no one is willing to pay it.
Government jobs are no longer bullet proof
If there is a shift in government spending in a new regime,
jobs will be cut.
To keep working in the days ahead, we will all have to
cut the the client/employer cost of maintaining our services
The key is dismantling the corporate bloat of "clipboard carriers"
and meaningless meetings in favor of a client-vendor relationship of service buyers and service providers.
I have seen needless overhead created in my short stay in the corporate environment.
In a client/vendor relationship
Tenure tends to demotivate and strip away the survival imperitive.
If one feels hie mere presence is value given,
then productivity is sacrificed.
those that produce are rewarded with the only tangible "security"
available in the real business world - that of continued need for his service or product.
Price point of offshore labor is the real obstacle
to keeping wages here in the US.
We need to find creative ways to lower our labor costs without resorting to living in hovels.
Local outsourcing is just that.
Fortune is fickle
and wanders the globe like a warm breeze, lingering momentarily,
then moving on.
We must recognize changing tide of events and adapt, or be swept away by it.
Local outsourcing of internet professionals
is just organizing American freelancers into a virtual
networks that resemble companies or agencies - without the cumbersome overhead that forces buyers overseas to survive
this troubled economy.