a new gig

Companies don't hire like they used to and the newer generation knows it. They are helping to create what is becoming known as the "gig economy" where short stints or only part time work is being sought. Alternatively, many of these young people are creating their own online businesses and building their own brand that way.

It is not an easy time where the average combined salary of two young people is dwarfed by the price of homes that are many times more. Hence many of them are foregoing the traditional nuclear family model and will find alternate ways to lead their lives.

Many of the industries that would employ people in their twenties have disappeared and include the then decent paying blue collar jobs now outsourced to low wage markets. What is still left here is being given to immigrants at dirt poor wages.

It may take some time for the dust to settle during our conversion from a traditional company based model to a more scattered one replete with individual merchants selling wares or services stemming from their own talents. But perhaps this is not such a bad thing because these multinationals, many of whom are raping and polluting of the planet so we can buy things we don't need, are working against the type of world we now desperately need to rebuild.


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