Thursday, January 29, 2009

What Goes Up Must Come Down

There is so much talk about the economy and unemployment right now, in every facet of news media; online, newspapers, TV, general conversation… And I agree, it’s been very tough. There is one thing you can count on though, when things are bad. “Bad” is relative; in order to have bad, there must somewhere be “good”. And I promise to show you a glimpse of the good.

I want to make one more point before I let you in on the only good thing about this situation. It’s the fact that things often get worse before they get better. And I think we are in the worse phase, which also has its good and bad. At least things will be getting better, sooner than they were six months ago. At this point, we are closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.

So, where is this good I speak of? Well, it’s actually a law of science; what goes up must come down. When the unemployment rate rises, (and especially with our current economic situation), government officials are frenziedly trying to find a way to create jobs and help the economy get back on track. So the unemployment rate will come back down. Now I realize this doesn’t help at the moment but it will eventually get better. And when it does, more jobs will be available than they otherwise would have been and people will be getting jobs left and right. 

Something else you may not have thought of: people retire and get fired everyday. There are jobs out there. Think about all the baby boomers that will be retiring in the near future, they’ll have to be replaced. And even if the company waits while this recession is going on, those positions will need to be filled at some point. 

I think the phrase of the day becomes hang on, dear job seekers! If you’ve made it this far, you’re going to make it. And it’s only a matter of time. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

- Frank Viarra

1 comment:

  1. I know it sounds dumb but I never thought about it like that. Of course people get fired and stuff, all the time! And my grandfather just retired, they had a big party for him, and I never thought about it like his job would be available for someone else... This definitely makes me more optimistic!