The Horrible Myth of “Job Security” Exposed

The phrase “job security” is a big, fat joke. In fact, I’d go as far as to call it a boldfaced LIE, and I’ll tell you why.

I worked in a publishing company in downtown Boston, and the previous 4 years, I had worked in a myriad of other corporate “desk” jobs. Stale, stagnant, boring, uncreative work that sucks your soul dry. I’m sure you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’d worked in the publishing company for nearly 7 years, until one morning, I was pulled aside and told my position was being eliminated.

Poof! Overnight, my job was simply taken away by some corporate COO schmuck that wanted to outsource to India. What was even more shocking to me was my manager, who had been there 46 years was also laid off in the blink of an eye.

Yes, you read that right – 46 years, almost FIVE decades, and she was terminated without so much as a thank you or pat on the back.

No farewell party, no golden watch, no thank you. Just “Bye. Oh, you have to pack up all your stuff. Now get out.” Pretty harsh, especially since this lovely lady was in her sunset years. Believe me, nobody was pleased about it. 20-something other people were simple axed, no questions about it, and their jobs given to people halfway across the world.

My friends, this happens EVERY DAY to thousands of people. I’m no exception. The corporate world can be heartless, cold, calculating. The “security” they advertise is simply a way to whet your appetite, to keep you a nice docile little worker who will eventually be “rewarded” with a nice 401K retirement plan. YUCK! NO THANK YOU!

As you can see, and with all of the slavery-implications of working a 9 to 5 aside, there is no such thing as “job security.” There is no guarantee that you will be at your job forever. Let me put it a different way:

There is no guarantee you will be at your job even next week.

You have no idea what will happen when you place your future in the hands of “higher ups” (another phrase I’ve always grumbled at) who’s ONLY bottom line is to make more profit. They don’t give one owl’s hoot about your future or your plans.

And perhaps this is why you are here. Perhaps you already have a business and want to take it to the next level. Or maybe you are looking for a better way, or a way out of the commute, the grind, the daily toil. Maybe you detest your job. Maybe you can’t stand corporate slavery or mundane, repetitive tasks that rob you of your creativity.

Believe me. I HEAR YOU and I am WITH YOU on those points alone.

I suffered through corporate sanitation for over a decade. I couldn’t stand the thought of someone else telling me what to do, when to do it, when I could go on vacations, for how long, when I could eat, when I had to be back from lunch, or how much I was worth. This is why working from home is the best answer to the craziness of corporatism. But realize there is no such thing as job security. And this discovery is what really made me wake up. Being laid off was the best gift I have ever received. It made me realize how much I was holding myself back from truly having the kind of life I deserved.

Solution? Start your own home-based business. There are so many reasons to start your own home based business that simply beat the pants off of working for someone else. See my article “11 Reasons Why Working From Home Rocks Your World” on my blog.