When President Obama talked about economic recovery and decent work for all, he was talking to many Americans. However, some of the best ideas in his speech were aimed at helping individual Americans. I thought I would take a deeper look into what “quality work” and “economic growth” means to everyday people. What I found surprised me.
First of all, I think most people understand the concept behind President Obama's speeches on improving the economy and making it better for everyone. The problem is many people believe that they can just look up statistics and figure out how many jobs were lost in the recession. The reality is no one was looking for jobs at the start of the recession. Millions of people lost their jobs and it was almost impossible to predict where the largest number of jobs would be lost next. Jobs have never been more difficult to find or afford. As a result of the economic growth and job losses, many people are struggling to make even the minimum payments on their credit card accounts.
So, we have people who are willing to work hard at jobs that offer them a decent salary but cannot pay their bills. However, I think there is more to it than that. It is not enough to get a job or get a better paying job if you are not willing to work for it. It is also important to have quality work and economic growth because the economy is so dependent on having people working. Without the basic infrastructure in place, we could all see a serious contraction in the economy.
In order to have jobs, people need to have the right skills. They also need to be willing to work for long hours. Without those two things, it is not possible to get a job in the first place.
Now that I have your attention, let me explain that in more detail. If you want to have quality, steady employment that pays a decent salary, you have to be willing to work for it, especially long hours. You have to be willing to work without getting tired, frustrated, and otherwise annoyed with your boss and the work place. If you can do that, you will have quality, steady employment that also pays you a decent salary.
And, of course, in order to have quality, steady employment and economic growth, you have to be willing to work for some pretty terrible bosses as well. There are a lot of really crappy bosses out there and they are not very nice people either. If you can tolerate them, then by all means, get a job with them. Otherwise, you should look elsewhere. Good luck and all the best in your search for decent work and economic growth.