Thursday, November 17, 2011

Corporate World Chews You Up, Spits You Out

Just read a fascinating - okay, maybe frightening - article on called Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out at Work by 30.  Though the article's focus is on younger women, the corporate world poses problems for both women and men.

Choice quote from the article:
“They expected things to be better now that they’ve arrived and made it. But instead they are starting over on the bottom rung and still striving. You can’t see the end of the tunnel because they are so many twists and turns. It’s impossible to see what life will be like in 20 years these days. It’s hard to look just 3-4 years in the future. They don’t know what they are striving for, which makes it really hard to move forward.”
It is true that some folks entering the workforce now have never had to work and therefore, their expectations are largely unmet by a corporation, whose sole purpose is to profit.  But if you work hard, think about what you are doing and have a good attitude, shouldn't it all work out?

The article goes on to say:
Many are turning to therapists and prescription medicines, as well as explore alternative remedies, including acupuncture, yoga, and even psychics.
I'll bet this isn't what most people in the workforce today signed on for.  Therapists and prescription medicines?!?  Just to keep going into work each day and being able to tolerate it?

Folks, this is why you HAVE to - is is IMPERATIVE that you - develop passive income streams so that you are less dependent on that J-O-B that's literally making you sick.  Would it not help those who are going to therapists and seeking prescriptions to know that they have a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars coming in each month outside of their jobs?  Though I've not been driven to therapy or meds, I know it will give me peace of mind.

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