It was January 22, 2009 when Intel Corporation announced that they’ll shutter its Cavite factory and laid off 1,800 workers and undisclosed number of executives.
This news was a shocker not only because lots of people lost their jobs in an instant but because Intel Corp. was the leading chip manufacturer in the world during that time.
Every year we hear similar news of thousands of people losing their jobs. The reality is, there are even more people being laid off by smaller and less known companies but we don’t often read them in the newspaper.
These are poor people who experienced a rude awakening of the reality that job security is an illusion and there’s nobody else to rescue them.
Know this: Job security is a thing of the past and you can’t play today’s game with yesterday’s rule if you want to have financial independence.
Having your own profitable business will give you the freedom and security that you can’t get from any employment.
So while you’re still employed, quietly and steadily build a part-time business that soon will replace your income, make you more money, and have a lifestyle that you want.
Jon…another thing about “Job Security” is the presence of fear in everyone…the more the person longs for job security, the more the person is afraid of risk, hence the more reason for that person to stay and work for money. We were raised with the dogma of “go to school, get good grades and find job that would provide secured future”, and after graduation from college would cling to any job available and “move up the ladder from there on”.
Congratulations on your financial freedom!
Jon Oraña says