rainingmeat (rainingmeat) wrote,

The Career Struggle

I just got around to checking my linkedin message queue this evening and it struck me: 

We are all struggling.  Most of my contacts have had several jobs in the past 8 years.   Everyone has a similar story--mostly of survival.  Few ever reach escape velocity.  We are all in orbit; some moving faster, some slower but still moving around the same object.  Mortgages, families, life balance.  We face despair, disappointment and uncertainty. 

The jobs and technology are secondary.  It is the struggle that binds us, the common fear of losing our paycheck, of not being able to pay our bills, loss of pride, prestige, identity.  I suspect we all share this dark fear--it is a universal theme.

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