Why technical professionals can't find employment
It doesn't matter whose fault it is. Technical professionals need to focus on what they should do in response.Follow @ITCatalysts
Dear Disagree ...
It's like this: Rightly or wrongly, in the United States, labor is treated as a marketplace. It's subject to the laws of supply and demand, and the customer is always right.
Since I try to avoid recommending solutions that require legislation, and also try to avoid moralizing in my writing, I recommend courses of action based on this being how the world works right now.
People are products in the employment marketplace. If someone can't find a job, that means for one reason or another that person isn't a competitive product. The problem might be marketing, packaging, pricing, or a perceived lack of quality. Whatever it is, this is no different from any other marketplace -- it's up to the seller to package, price and market a product people want to buy.
A failure to do so with automobiles is why GM is on the verge of destitution. A failure to do so is also, by definition, why some technical professionals find themselves without employment.
It isn't that I don't sympathize. It's that my form of sympathizing involves an attempt to refocus their attention -- away from all the reasons someone else needs to do something differently, to thinking through what they need to do differently.
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