If you’re a Baby Boomer who grew up watching your father go off to work; where he stayed until his retirement, you most likely thought you too, would find a job that would employ you for as long as you wanted to stay with the company.
I think it’s safe to say that it’s not likely to happen in this day and age. Nope, nadda, ziltch, ain’t gonna happen. In corporations all around the world, loyalty to long-standing employees doesn’t happen anymore. To them, it’s not about you, it’s about them making a profit.
With that in mind, as uncomfortable as it might be, it’s time for you to ask yourself some tough questions so that you can plan and prepare for your future.
What is the financial health of your company? Have there be recent layoffs regionally or internationally?
If your company or your industry is making people redundant, what’s the average age of those being let go?
Are you a person in your late forties or mid-fifties who earns a six-figure salary? If you were to be let go, how likely are you to get rehired at your current salary?
Are you financially able to retire right now and maintain your current lifestyle for the next 30-40 years?
If you find that you’re feeling a bit uncertain about your future, perhaps it’s time for you to consider creating a side business or prepare for the next half of your life as an entrepreneur. Discover if entrepreneurship is the answer to your future. https://bit.ly/2HhprbK
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Pamela Wigglesworth CSP, is an International Speaker, entrepreneurship & marketing consultant and Managing Director of Experiential Hands-on Learning. She is the author of The 50-60 Something Start-up Entrepreneur: How to Quickly Start and Run a Successful Small Business.