The theme for Issue II is Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. I am here to say Work, Work, Work. Work has to come before Jobs. Job creators work hard to find workers who will fill their jobs. Creators have to do quite a bit of work just to provide jobs. All the worker has to do is be there on time and work at whatever task given. Even with such low requirements some people still find it hard to be at work on time. Some people want a job for the money. Do they realize that money is a medium of exchange? Do they know they have to give work and effort and time to their job in order to be paid money? Some don't act like it. Some people want a job for the security. Most soon learn that the security comes from their ability to work and not from the job.
If I sound like I am on the side of bosses and not workers you couldn't be more wrong. A farmer with a hundred acres of pumpkins has to have a large group of workers to harvest them. If he doesn't hire he loses his crop. So the dependency between boss and worker works both ways. We need each other to one degree or another. As workers we can control how much the boss appreciates us by providing the best work we can. A boss may be satisfied with something less than our best but a little extra effort always pays off either in wages or longevity.
Bosses need to pay wages befitting the work and the dedication of the worker. Workers need to do their best or find a job where they will. I hope that this effort to highlight jobs by The Free Press and its Authors gives reason to other Newsviners to investigate how they may individually inform on jobs and job markets. There are jobs available. Sometimes just beyond the bend in the road. Thanks to all participating in this impromptu jobs fair. -30-