Monday, March 20, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Young Workers Riot Over New Job Law in France

I really don't see what all the fuss is about, in France. There seems to be plenty of work available, as least for "Riot Police" :)

You know, with no job security for those under 26 and little to no job prospects for anyone over 40, that basically gives you a 14 year window of opportunity to dig youself in as deep as you can; and then after that, hang on for dear life.

People can no longer rely on their "senority" or "employee number" to see them to retirement, because sooner or later EVERYONE gets laid off (and the longer it takes, the older you are, the worse off you will be). "Unions" can't protect the workers anymore because unions aren't "globalized" (like their companies) and a sweat shop will NEVER go on strike.

My advice (for what little it's worth), don't waste time trying to find a job; become the job (or better yet, the "career"). If you're going to build and sell a product, then build and sell yourself.

As Bruce Lee once said... "Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend. Adapt!"

But why settle for "water", when you can be "OIL" instead? You see, "Oil" can do all the things "water" can do, BUT with the added advantage of being worth a thousand times more, in limited supply/high demand, and having rich people willing to fight each other for it.

Be "Oil" my friend ;)

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