Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beyond The Empire's Hold

Dec. 17th, 2014

With the cold Empire clamping down on all of us in a variety of ways, we find ourselves asking how best to break way from its iron-clad grasp. Well, I can't speak for the rest of the U.S., but here in Sacramento, California, most jobs are held by government workers of all levels (city, state, etc.). According to the EDD's most current report on the status of jobs in the Sacramento area (http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/lfmonth/sacr$pds.pdf) - about a quarter of all jobs here are government jobs. These jobs are fairly well-paying, though due to the once-a-month payout of checks for those holding State jobs, it is common for State workers to be working two jobs in order to support themselves.

What this means is that most of us are hooked into rigid, hierarchical systems that do not allow for flexibility in scheduling or job duties, rooted in a bureaucracy that is detested by my generation, the Millenials. But what are we Millenials to do? The highest growth sector appeared to be "Professional & Business services".

The report then breaks down Professional & Business Services into smaller categories, of which the one with the highest growth percentage is Employment Services. But I would never advise anyone to go into employment/unemployment services. Remember, we've got to play the long game here, and look for long-time career industries to join up with. Employment & Unemployment percentages are prone to fluctuations, and thus, so will your job be.

At any rate, I don't claim to know what the answers are, but it has come to me that I've got to look under every stone and see what's out there. I will then report my findings to you.

For now, over and out.

~Leslie D. Soule

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