Tick tick ticking away on a Wednesday.
Ups and downs.
Not the usual busy, wild, productive days I am used to.
More like living with the remnants of the fiber that used to be a thriving account.
Companies grow, thrive, control and seek new ways to be financially solvent.
I hear from those who have been long term employees: It’s time to leave. I don’t want to do this anymore.
It’s been said: The majority of workers will stay in their present occupation about 5 years.
Then it is time to move on.
A thing of the past.
Workers are fortunate if they are able to fund their retirements.
Many are not.
Temporary employees stream into the workplace.
Very often, they leave, dissatisfied and unfulfilled.
Moving on… to the next job.
Looking for the American Dream.
Or more importantly, looking to feed and support our families, with dignity.
So much untapped talent in our country.
So many who, if given the opportunity, would rise to the challenges that would make our companies successful.
I see the side of America that CEOs do not see.
I see the people of America, in dead end jobs, whose talents, skills and intelligence are not used, nor encouraged.
Some day, perhaps, we will wake up and realize that our future relies as much as on the production worker as it does on the president of a company.
Everyone has a role.
Success is only possible if all are recognized and rewarded for their contributions.
Such a simple recipe.
Or is it?