An article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed suggests that
articles and reports of labor shortages might be a hoax.
Read the article here.
A bit strong…but not by much. I’ve been saying for
years: those cheery predictions about “shortage of managers
means boomers will get jobs” is a farce.
Companies will go through amazing contortions to avoid
hiring anyone considered “older.” In some cases, that means
older than 35.
Newspapers and magazine editors know their own reality:
upbeat features will attract readers.
Recently I was interviewed on the topic of moving to small
towns. I presented positive and negative views.
For example: sure, your housing costs may be lower. But when
you go on vacation, you might travel a longer distance to
get to an airport — and it will be a regional airport with
much higher air fares. When you need medical attention, the
nearest specialist might be hundreds of miles away. And
there’s no craigslist if you want someone to clean your
house or finish your floors
The reporter called back to say, “I was told to put a
positive spin on this article. Can you think of any more
good things to say about small town life?”
For my own mini-ebook on small town life: