from advance for providers of post-acute care
thinking in future tense
employees of the future will have different needs than the employees of today. will organizations and society be ready?
Oct 17, '06
I like this article because it is interesting. I am a private contractor now and wish to work as such as a nurse at some point. However, that is only because I have the aptitude to be an entrepreneur and I am disciplined. I also do not need benefits because I receive them through my husband's place of employment. There was a time none of this was the case and working for myself was a distant dream. So, I do not know if this article is an accurate depiction of the future American workforce.
Most people I know have no problem being an employee in the traditional sense because he/she needs/wants a steady income plus benefits. In addition, being self-employed also presents challenges and risks the average American is not accustom to finding acceptable.
Moreover, some people have no idea what it takes to be self-employed and have no desire to find out. Not to mention that he/she may lack the discipline to be successful. Thus, I know more people who say they wish he/she could be self-employed then I know people who actually are self-employed.
I also think if everyone in America (or even just the nurisng profession) is forced to be a private contractor, we will have more people out of work. For example, look at the Real Estate profession. Having a license in that profession does not guarantee success. Many people have a license and do not make an income.
Last edit by SummerGarden on Oct 17, '06