Employee No More: Thinking in Future Tense

  1. 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?
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  3. by   SummerGarden
    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
  4. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    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?
    full story
    oh, maybe there is hope afterall.my rn :1luvu: daughter may have a better life in nursing than i did.

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