What would you do if this happens to you?

Indonesia
June 15, 2011 9:09pm CST
Every human being has the desire to make life better. Can meet the needs of personal life, family, or help others in need. They each have different ways and roads. Have you ever thought if any work you do today has a finish line? What I mean by the end of the line here as the productive age, dismissal, retirement, etc. All depends on the loyalty and performance of our work. If all of a sudden it just disappear, what would you do? How do you respond? Will you be self-employed with all capabilities or just sat lamenting the fate that has happened? What I want to discuss here about what alternative would you take if all that happens? Have you ever thought if you have a soul other than as an employee in an office, employees or business? Have you tried an alternative to your soul? Please share...
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11 responses
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
16 Jun 11
I would work as best as I could and if those things happened anyway, I would think it as an experience I have to go through and would find solution how to deal with it. I might have to stay unemployed for a couple of months but I would be sure to find another job that hopefully is better than the previous one. And as in every experience, it may hold an issue I have to learn...
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• Indonesia
18 Jun 11
Yupp, I agree with you. It's the law of nature: "there is no due cause". As long as we are not out of line we certainly safe. There you have to remember comrades, not forever we are dedicated in a company. There are times when we feel tired and need a new atmosphere. As long as it is comfortable and conducive environment for sure we will survive. Have a nice day....
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
20 Jun 11
Yeah, you are right. Nothing last forever that's what I believe.... So, no need to be afraid...
• Indonesia
20 Jun 11
Yeah, you are right. have a nice day
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
16 Jun 11
You asked a good question as I have been thinking about that for a long time. What will I do if I retire, now that you asked, this is what I want to do. I will build a house and rest and work on interent, say write articles and earn money. That money will help me to meet my daily needs and help other people. My children are all working and they will care for themselve. I will also not pressure my children to look after me.
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• Indonesia
16 Jun 11
Thank you. Your answers are also interesting. I like your answer. I am not married so I could think was limited to personal needs. Maybe what you feel today I'll feel a moment. I think your plan is very good especially when in Balance with other businesses (real) that can be structured to cover each other. Have a nice day
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
16 Jun 11
This question was a real human life and it made think twice before I answered. What I answered is my plan for future now. So you see, this post was to me more important and made me think alot and it help people. It should be a concern to societies where old people can kept in old people homes as this will be their life. You will soon get more response.
• Indonesia
28 Jun 11
Ok, thank you the information. This is the function we exchange ideas and experiences. While looking for profit... lol Have a nice day my friend
• Canada
16 Jun 11
In the course of my life, Ive been working for others and Ive also been working for myself. I had a hobby shop and a restaurant. The hobby shop was fun but I wasnt making much money back then. The restaurant was VERY hard work and deep down, I know I should have never gone into that line of business. I had to give up when the mob asked me to pay protection and I REFUSED which had them install bombs in the restaurant. Well I got out unharmed and a view of life that had changed me. Now I work from Canada, for a company in the UK. It can terminate my services at any time or it can go out of business in a flash. I am never sure if I'll still have a job tomorrow. My husband is retired and we are guaranteed an income from his pension with the Government. He's also now working 3 days a week. So if I were to lose my present job, I guess Id try to learn how to make webpages and go into that line of business for myself.
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• Indonesia
28 Jun 11
Experience is a precious thing in life, all has the sole purpose (the lessons we can take from every experience valuable). To meet the needs of life we must fight, process and time. I think you are more experienced than me, a lot of things that you have passed both sweet and bitter. I held up a thumb for you. We both fight for a better life again... again... and again... have a nice day
• United States
16 Jun 11
Yeah, I'm doing that now and truthfully, I can't see going back to another office environment that I dealt w/for 20+ yrs. There are days I miss the camaraderie and days I'm really happy to work in my PJs. Like the business article tell you, if you really want to do it then save at least six months worth of living expenses, not just rent. If you're starting out, people will try to low-ball you and it may be tempting but if you must, do it sparingly. Even after you're established, keep money (hopefully revenue) to the side for slow periods.
• Indonesia
18 Jun 11
Planning is an absolute must have. This is useful when one of our plan to fail. The second factor, or savings deposits, it would be very helpful. If you have a side business or businesses would be more helpful. I am more interested in the business, for my job status only. All depends on our personal to each. Smart to set the strategy and timing. How do you own?
@ptower76 (1618)
• United States
16 Jun 11
I believe I understand what you are trying to say although it is a bit unclear. When faced with an end to that which we are accustomed and dedicated to, what would we do? I would have to say we would move on. It is the nature of man to survive in whatever environment and change the environment to meet his needs by using the one survival advantage man has, which is intellect. A close friend of mine has just lost his job of 35 years and him being so close to retirement. He simply accepts his situation and moves on to live his life to its fullest. After all, we really have not choice in the matter. Giving up is not an option.
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• Indonesia
18 Jun 11
I apologize if it is less clear. Yupp, I agree with you. Life is a choice, we must not surrender under any circumstances. As long as we can still try we must try. I am sure you are very experienced, as well as your friends. I hope all the changes that will occur to be better than ever. Have a nice day
@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 11
I am sure we all have this 'finish line'. I don't think most of us realize when in our Summer years that there will be an end. For some there isn't. I think if we keep goals in mind it may be easier. I think we all have fantasies of starting our own businesses and living that dream.
• Indonesia
28 Jun 11
Yupp, you are right. There is a beginning there must be final. Although sometimes we ourselves sometimes do not realize it. That's life, all need the process and the process takes time. Everything is back to plan each of us whether we are ready when that day arrives, or quite the opposite. I think every human being has the desire or dream about a bright future. If you have the soul of your business why not start from something small, regular and gradual? Have a nice day....
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jun 11
Have to just keep plodding along and hope for the best.
• Indonesia
29 Jun 11
For the sake of a better life was supposed to give up his...
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hi! That is indeed true. My work for example is not permanent. Well, my status is not permanent. And I'm actually faced with being dismissed and I don't know if my boss will fight for my renewal. But since my would-be dismissal would be against the law, I am not going down without a fight. Anyway, if I lose my work now, I will just have to find another because I refuse to be useless. And I like earning money and being productive. I don't want to be a loser who will blame fate for whatever unfortunate things that will happen to me. I will find a new job and while I'm finding one, I will continue to earn money here in myLot.^^
• Indonesia
28 Jun 11
Hi too... Yupp, you are right. Better work than unemployed. At least we have a steady income every month. You do not have to worry about your status is not permanent, as long as you stay positive, loyal and dedicated I think your boss will love you. If you want a permanent job advice I do not leave the old job before getting a new job (of course, should be better than before). I am also happy to make friends and hunt for some extra money on the internet. Have a nice day
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Yes, I'm glad, too that there's myLot where we can meet people and earn extra money how little it may be.^^
• Indonesia
14 Aug 11
Yupp... happy myloting my frind
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
hi, of course i should be in self employed,thats why since i am still young and can work i will save money so that i can have money in the future that i can use when i am not capable to work in office or in field.everyone of us will go to this line that we need to retire at the right age.
• Indonesia
14 Aug 11
Hi, yupp, you are right, we have to look good at every thing we encounter in this life. We will never know what will happen tomorrow? There is nothing wrong we always prepare in any condition. We must not harm others. That way we include the happiest man in the world. Have a nice day
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
30 Jul 11
Hi, I can not imagine what should I do if I were in the end point of a job. Maybe that means that I have not had a job, but life must continue, I must strive to build more of a business or looking for a new job. This may not be as easy as I had imagined. Nice day
• Indonesia
14 Aug 11
Hi, All in good time, there are times when we are earning our sometimes passive. How do we arrange it all from scratch. Job status just for me. Not always we are working for someone else. I am more inclined to self-employed. That way we can be more independent and confident. From zero to hero. Have a nice day
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
17 Jun 11
Hi Muska, I always try to be sincere in my work. If I loose my job I will not lament. I shall try to find a new way of life. I may be self employed or try to find out new job. I always think I have separate identity.
• Indonesia
28 Jun 11
Hi... nice to meet you bhanusb, Sorry I just had time to reply to your comments because a lot of things that I should do immediately. I agree with you, we mourn for what has happened. We better try to be better in the future. Life experience is an invaluable teacher. Have a nice day
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
I think I can be self-employed no matter what happen.I even tried to do some small business now that I'm temporarily unemployed.We should be prepared that it could happen one day; job loss,disability and others which can lead to unstable finances.When I say prepare we should save money for emergency purposes at least there's something you can use for a start.You can also borrow money from the bank or some family and friends who are willing to lend a helping hand but it still wise to prepare.We should not only depend on our salary for survival.We need to have passive income in the form of investment which can be use if situations like these will arise.
• Indonesia
28 Jun 11
Nice plan. In life we need to anticipate some planing appropriate alternative. I agree with you, losing a job is not everything. It is precisely so we can more readily again overcome problems that might happen one day. Business and Investment Projects Are perfect solution ... Not always we work to others (companies / our boss), self-contained so much better ... Turn to others who work with us ... lol