Why Job Security Is An Oxymoron

Have you ever heard the term At Will Employment? Most likely you have.

In fact, most people who’ve ever signed on with a new job have read those words in their contract. Basically it means that an employer has the right to dismiss you with or without cause whenever they like.

This “At Will Employment” isn’t just limited to hourly jobs either. It goes all the way up the food chain, CEO’s & Senior VP’s included. So my question is, with such a clause built into every persons working situation, does that really seem like true job security?

It doesn’t seem like it to me!

You Are In Charge Of Your Own Security

There is so much talk these days about the concept of Job Security. Government officials are busy trying to assure the public that they will help create happy, safe, secure jobs for years to come.

But there’s a problem with this. By relying on the anyone else to provide for you, you’re not providing for yourself. You’re getting a fish but you’re never learning how to fish.

If you’re reading this article, then chances are you have a desire within you to become something bigger. You’re not content with hand-outs. You also know that only you can provide the kind of security you’re looking for.

Why Job Security Can Never Be A Reality

The concept of having a nice, safe, secure job will always be just a dream. Governments, unions, & associations, try as they might, will never be able to provide a job for people that will last indefinitely.

That may have been true 40 years ago. But the fact is that the world is now changing too fast. Changes in technology and growth in up and coming countries like India and China are changing the global economic scene.

Those jobs where you worked steady hours with steady pay are now being written into the history books.

The simple fact is this: Job security can never be a reality because it assumes that security is something that can be created on the outside; that it’s something external.

Real security is something that comes from the inside. Real security comes from your own efforts. Real security comes from your own resourcefulness. Real security comes from your own industry and taking control of your life. It’s about taking responsibility for yourself.

At Will Income

Have you ever heard the phrase “At Will Income”? Well it’s basically the opposite of At Will Employment. It means that instead of waiting for your weekly paycheck from your boss, you determine how much money you’ll make and when and then what you get to do with it.

Entrepreneurs live by this code. Entrepreneurs don’t wait for someone to give them a handout. They go and get it for themselves.

The Choice Is Yours

Whether you want to work on the mercy of an employer or create your own income is up to you. You need money to make it – you need food on the table and a roof over your head. That’s obvious. But how you make that money is up to you.

The choice is yours.