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“What someone may lack in talent can be more than made up for in self-motivation, self-direction, and follow-through.”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp

“Let these men sing out their songs, they ve been walking all day long, all their fortune s spent and gone... silver dollar in the subway station; quarters for the papers for the jobs.”

— Roman Payne, Share via Whatsapp

“People can’t get a job without experience, and people can’t get experience without a job.”

— Sayam Asjad, Share via Whatsapp

“If self-employment is the opposite of employed-by-other, than a job is outsourcing your freedom (time and talent) to a boss.”

— Richie Norton, Share via Whatsapp

“A ‘discouraged worker’ is someone of legal employment age who has stopped actively seeking employment because he or she has simply given up looking, hence the term ‘discouraged.’ Well I’m fucking discouraged at having to pay for the lazy sod!”

— Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again, Share via Whatsapp

“Why should you and I pay for the lazy sods? They’ve given up looking for a job! Why should we pay for them? While you drag your arse out of bed and put in a shift, they sleep, play video games, watch Jeremy Kyle, eat and shit. And yet you and I have to pay for their very existence!”

— Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again, Share via Whatsapp

“My policy is if they haven’t found a job in twelve months then they take the first one that’s offered them. And no choice in the matter. They’ve had twelve months to find the job they want, and they’ve done fuck all about it, so it’s time to grab them by the scruff of the neck and send them out to work. Agreed?  ”

— Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again, Share via Whatsapp

“And then Elena s dog at her bacon. She had heated up a slice of bacon on a paper towel, put it on the table, and turned to open the fridge. The dog swallowed the bacon and the paper towel. She stared at the dog, its expression smug, and all the frustrations of her life boiled up in her head. A dog eating her bacon, a dog eating her bacon while she was jobless.”

— Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, Share via Whatsapp

“And then Elena s dog ate her bacon. She had heated up a slice of bacon on a paper towel, put it on the table, and turned to open the fridge. The dog swallowed the bacon and the paper towel. She stared at the dog, its expression smug, and all the frustrations of her life boiled up in her head. A dog eating her bacon, a dog eating her bacon while she was jobless.”

— Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, Share via Whatsapp

“In books, coaching sessions, and networking events aimed at the white-collar unemployed, the seeker soon encounters ideologies that are explicitly hostile to any larger, social understanding of his or her situation. The most blatant of these, in my experience, was the EST-like, victim-blaming ideology represented by Patrick Knowles and the books he recommended to his boot-camp participants. Recall that at the boot camp, the timid suggestion that there might be an outer world defined by the market or ruled by CEOs was immediately rebuked; there was only us, the job seekers. It was we who had to change. In a milder form, the constant injunction to maintain a winning attitude carries the same message: look inward, not outward; the world is entirely what you will it to be.”

— Barbara Ehrenreich, Share via Whatsapp

“Do you want a level of income to fit your lifestyle or a lifestyle to fit your income level?”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp

“I am suggesting that we don’t put the “income” cart before the “contentment” horse.”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp

“I hadn t thought that as well as the obvious fears about money, and your future, losing your job would make you feel inadequate, and a bit useless. That it would be harder to get up in the morning then when you were rudely shocked into consciousness by the alarm. That you might miss the people you worked with, no matter how little you had in common with them. Or even that you might find yourself searching for familiar faces as you walked the high street.”

— Jojo Moyes, Me Before You, Share via Whatsapp

“The surest way to ensure career extinction is to resist change and adaptation.”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp

“Labor saving devices have destroyed many jobs but have given rise to many new ones. It simply is up to us if we are going to resist or embrace the future.”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp

“The construct of retirement is dubious at best and a farce at worst. Expectations contrary to this are to be dashed.”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp

“Adaptability is the name of the game; if you understand that you must now be adaptable and flexible, you will find a way to succeed in your career. If not, you will succumb to job market pressures.”

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience, Share via Whatsapp