Thursday, December 10, 2009

A no-win situation :(

One friend of mine, after his/her job skills became obsolete, decided that she/he was too darned old to bother getting retrained and would retire and live on investments. I'm sure that that hasn't been much fun in the past year and a half or so.

Another friend of mine took the opposite approach, going back to school to ensure a steady income--and has, nevertheless, spent much of the time since earning a graduate degree "between jobs." This person has already spent most of his/her savings trying to survive "between jobs" periods, is too young to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, and will be "between jobs" yet again by this summer.

How ironic and sad that the friend who chose not to be retrained for new employment and the person who spent several years in grad school gaining new qualifications in order to avoid being frequently unemployed both suffered unanticipated financial losses.

As the old saying goes, you can't win for losin'. :(


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