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The Employment Dilemma: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job or Upgrading your Current Job  

 

GregBO
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10/04/2019 8:50 pm  

Event while retired, men face a dilemma regarding employment.  A positive cash flow is critical to physical, mental and spiritual health these days.  The days of answering the question "What do you want to be" with "Employed" is often a pipe dream for those fresh out of school.  Young men are faced with the question of what vocation they want to pursue and what educational path do they need to follow.  Middle aged men are faced with questions regarding their current job and the pressures involved with keeping it and remaining happy doing so.  Older men are faced with questions regarding retirement and the associated financial uncertainties, and the need to remain active and engaged.

Future employment decisions are complicated by industrial automation and global outsourcing, which continue to reconfigure professions on a routine basis.  Every technological advancement has implications on local, national and international scales.  Having useful skills is no longer a guarantee for advancement, and in some cases may lead to loosing a job because of significant and paradigm shifting tech changes.

Too many research studies point to the critical need for people to remain active and engaged throughout life, so how to accomplish this is of increasing importance and relevance to men.

So what to do?  One thought is to take advantage of male mindset to adapt, remain relevant and maintain our presence as professionals.   Men excel in developing and maintaining the hard skills necessary for most manufacturing, industrial and machine facilitated jobs.  While men are equally adept at utilizing "soft skills", these have become affiliated with jobs normally associated with women, or jobs that have become targeted as employment opportunities for women "to advance in a male society."  Soft skills are also those skills that automation cannot perform, immigrants have no first hand knowledge of, and require the mental abilities to communicate while placing the subject matter in context.

Clear, concise, accurate conversations are not the forte of females as they have to place conversations within an overall context that often has no real meaning nor application towards the goal of the conversation.  The communication gap between men and women should ensure that men have employment in relevant occupations well into the future.

Deciding if you want to continue employment, or retire, is the great unknown question one has to consider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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Uly The Cunning
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11/04/2019 2:00 am  

I hated dealing with the female conversations in work. They would need something, but would not just come out and say it. They would talk about their feelings, why they are awesome, try to compliment me, and eventually ask for help on something that they cannot do. When you need help with something as a man, you go, 'Hey bro, need a hand.'

The other problem comes when females have to prove their lack of need for men, yet still need their help in nearly every way. You end up with a lot of poorly done projects, if they get done at all. Work gets done when the female is not trying to prove she is just as capable as a man in everything. 

I found making your own is far better than having to deal with the inadequacies of the female, and being forced to pretend it isn't there while you have to work harder to cover for it. 

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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The Evil Genius
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11/04/2019 2:25 am  

I agree, remaining active and engaged is vital in retirement; BUT my afternoon nappy time is SWEET! 


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Greg Honda
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12/04/2019 9:11 pm  

If you're an office drone like me, then you can't get away from female dominated workspaces. I find myself having to listen to dreary superficial gossip all day while I'm trying to get caught up on my targets. I have to put up with mood swings, interference, back stabbing, subtle and not so subtle interrogation as to my personal life, anti male humor belittlement, casual sexism towrdas men as to how useless we are without women to guide us.

It sucks

Today, my Simpy colleague was asking the Matriarch some dumb question and when he went on his way she joked to her sidekick "What would men do without women Eh?"

I so wanted to say: "Retire 20 years earlier, live 10 years longer, and have shit loads of free time and money to do as they please"

Obviously I didn't say that as sexism only works one way in an office and I still need to keep my job until the Crypto Millions start rolling in, but yeah, It Sucks.

And it's only gonna' get worse.


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Uly The Cunning
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14/04/2019 4:11 am  

Greg Honda, you are exactly right. The idiocy that we face when we let the average female into our life is beyond logic and reason. We would have a better chance in telling a hungry pack of wolves not to eat a chained and bleeding goat than to have a female become a productive part of our lives. Only a female can expect special treatment, constant validation, and constant gifts and rewards, while accomplishing nothing, and even causing problems and inhibiting our lives and the accomplishments in the work place. 

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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Zasta
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14/04/2019 2:30 pm  

At least a wolf would learn if you hit it with a stick. My current client that I am working with is a predominately female workplace. Their meetings it seems to consist of more gossip then work. I can't wait to go to another client. You tell them not to do something then they immediately go do it.  "Then say sorry can you fix it?"

"Never root through the trash once the garbage has been dragged to the curb. You get messy, your neighbors see you do it, and what you thought was worth digging for is never as valuable as you thought it was."- Rollo Tomassi


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