I like to read different things and different topics. Lately, I have been reading some topics related to employment. Resumes, interviews, networking etc. I stumbled upon this one. It’s an interesting read on The Future of Work and Digital Proficiency. Well, I thought it was interesting anyway.
While this article is specifically talking about how technology is changing, there seems to lots of changes when it comes to employment. How you apply, your resume and the way positions are being interviewed have changed. The types of positions you can apply for have significantly changed as well. While we still have Accountants, Engineers, Doctors. But now you can apply for things like Social Media Specialist, Beverage Dissemination Officer, and Digital Overlord.
How you can do your job has changed as well. Partially because of technology, yes. But, there are other reasons. Many are moving from a “9-5” shift to a variety of different shifts. You can also work in other places other than the office. You can work from home, a coffee shop, or while you travel. The way you sit at the office has changed. We are using words like ergonomics to sit in your chair and desk more comfortably. Heck, you don’t even have to sit at your desk. You can stand as well.
So, we have lots of changes. We want to be more efficient, and effective. We are using words like “measurable” and “corporate culture”. We have projects to improve our projects.
But is it a good thing? Do you Agree or Disagree that the future of work is changing in a good way?
Question. Did you know that the 150th Birthday of Canada is coming up?
It is in 2017. And there is a group called Imagine 150 that is preparing you for it!
Terry Lo is back and wearing pants! We also bring in Reg Tiangha. As well as Lisa Lunt from Imagine 150.
Topics include What makes us proud to be Canadian? What is the perception of Canada from other countries? Do we express our pride of being Canadian? What is Imagine 150? How can you be involved? Who is Reg? Ladies, is he single?
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When it comes to partner’s exes, this can be a complex issue. Some relationships have a deeper and longer history than others. But, more and more, this is an issue that has to be contended with. As well as tough to handle. Which can lead to more complications.
I’m sure some of you will have some experiences to share about this. Is there a healthy way to deal with your partner’ sexes?
In Alberta, the AUPE is very concerned about how the Provincial Government is handling pensions. They are so concerned that they are strongly encouraging you in Alberta to come to Town Halls they will be having all across Alberta titled Hands off My Pension.
The reason they will tell you is attached in this link for you to read.
The question I have is this. Are you worried about your pension? If so, why or why not?
I do realize that some of are in different places with this then others. Some of you may be students in a post secondary institution. Some of may have just a marriage and in the beginning of family stage. Or, maybe you are well established and settled in your working career. Or, maybe this idea of retirement is really close.
Many financial institutions do ask the question Are you Ready to Retire? Generally, the thought has been 65 years old, but that is really different for everyone.
But, the reality is this will be an option if we are fortunate to live that long. For many who have reached it, there have been different experiences. Some were prepared and were able to travel and relax. Some have had to work a little longer then they wanted too.
So here are the questions.
Do you think about retirement?
If you have, when did you start?
Do you feel you will be prepared financially when you reach it? Why or why not?