Saw this quote the other today and couldn't help but think of how things are going in the job market lately:
"Sunshine all the time makes a desert." ~ Arab Proverb
We've had lots and lots of sunshine in the United States workforce over the past 5 years. Our 401(k) accounts were up, and there was a "war for talent" so job opportunities were plentiful. The result? Greed and self-centeredness - somewhat of a desert in our collective souls, perhaps.
Now it seems the rain has come - the economy has tanked and each day brings news of more layoffs. We're being forced to re-evaluate our priorities. We're confused and disappointed in how our business leaders are handling things in many cases. Yet deep down, we know that we as individuals are being given a chance to change how we operate in the world - an opportunity for our souls to grow perhaps.
What do you think?