“When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats. I just do not believe that barbed-wire fences or guns on our border will solve any of our problems.”
– Ron Paul
Well this is embarrassing. I was supposed to have a busy day. It’s my second to last week of gainful employment. I was warned that, with the holidays fast approaching, I would probably have to work overtime today.
I was home before noon.
Apparently someone goofed on their predictions. The holiday sales don’t seem to be meeting what was projected. That’s never a good sign.
Most of my coworkers were freaking out about not having any work. I went home and did some Fiverr.
While my current job is blue collar work, I suspect that current sociological and technological changes will probably put the vast majority of employees in danger. As robots, outsourcing, computers, and political correctness grow; the number of jobs will continue to shrink.
According to an article I read, only a third of all early twenties adults even have a full-time job. That’s scary.
For those that have a job, there’s infinite competition. Come in late to work or screw up and two thirds of your age group will claw down the door to take your position.
Your left with two options: sitting at home and griping about Mexicans and “leftoids,” or making your own work.
Go make a Fiverr account and sell a service. There’s some kid from Sri Lanka who’s made a killing off a Fiverr gig where he videotapes himself singing Happy Birthday while standing in the jungle. According to his profile, he’s sold almost 1,000 orders since joining the site five months ago. That’s not great money, but it’s better than whatever McDonalds is paying.
Go use some of your free time to start a side hustle. It doesn’t have to be anything major, just enough to help you get through a rough patch.